Brooklyn Diocese academics are getting ready school rooms for college kids to return subsequent week

News 12 employees

04.09.2021, 12:27 AM

Updated on: 04.09.2021, 02:26

Brooklyn Diocese teachers prepared their classrooms for the new school year before the vacation weekend.

Teachers are putting the finishing touches to Catholic students who will be returning to face-to-face study next week.

“We cleaned all of the desks, we measured them, we put signs on all of the desks,” says teacher Karen Black. “And then we do the fun things – decorate the room, hang up new posters.”

Teacher Bethzaida Leath says it is important to decorate the classroom so that it is “as normal as possible so that the children are still comfortable.”

The 260 students at the Catholic Academy of St. Francis of Assisi must follow all security protocols.

“Every student wears a mask all day, except during breaks,” says headmistress Lorraine Pierre. “Infrared thermometers to take your temperature, and we disinfect your hands and then your shoes.”

School was mostly personal last year, but some students who stayed aloof will be back in the classroom.

“I have three times as many students as I did last year so it will be great and exciting to see them again because I think a lot of them missed the face-to-face and classroom exchanges,” one teacher told News 12 .

Orientation for new students and teachers is scheduled on Tuesday, and the first full day of class is Wednesday.

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