FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Fort Wayne Community Schools was back in class Monday for the start of the new school year.
Last year, because of the pandemic, classrooms were pretty empty.
Depending on the grade level, between 25 and 40 percent of students opted for virtual learning.
This year, FWCS Spokesperson Krista Stockman says she’s happy to see classrooms full again.
Stockman urges — if your child is sick, keep them at home.
“Please monitor your child for any symptoms of illness. We do not want kids coming to school ill. If they end up testing positive for covid, they can take out their whole class. It’s not just a matter of your child comes to school sick and we end up sending them home, they may end up sending 20 or 30 kids home,” she said.
FWCS requires all teachers and students wear face coverings in their facilities.
Stockman says, for the most part, folks have been complying with the mask mandate.