JMCSS students return to school for in person learning


Students are back in the classroom for in person learning here in the Jackson Madison County School System. And the students first step on the day was to step up and get their temperature taken.

A hand full of students walked into the doors of schools across the city of Jackson.

At JCM Early College High School only 9th and 10th graders were in the building along with teachers and administrators.

The rest of the students who chose the in person option are on a staggered schedule to limit the amount of students in the building at one time.

One freshman says her first year of high school was already scary enough, then COVID-19 was added on.

“I’m kind of nervous because it’s a totally different experience, especially from middle school. We’re more independent now, we have to worry about ourselves", says ninth grader, Kailah Hamilton.

Students checked their temperatures, were given assigned seats, and instructed to keep on their mask at all times. Some students say they are glad safety is being put first.

“It’s a real thing and it can hurt a lot of people, so I think it’s smart that we are wearing masks and we’re being safe in school", says tenth grader, Callum Donnell.

“I hope people cooperate, I hope try to keep everybody safe, by keeping their masks on and everything", added Hamilton.

Not all students chose the in-person option some are still using the virtual choice for the rest of school year.

The staggered schedule will continue until October 16th then starting October 19th all

in-person students will return everyday for class.

Imani Williams for 39 News, in Jackson.

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