Central schools kicks off first day of 2021-2022 school year
CENTRAL - Teachers and school officials in Central are preparing to welcome nearly 5,000 students to the first day of the 2021-2022 school year Thursday and Friday.
Campuses have been cleaned, teachers and staff are masked, and classrooms are ready to accommodate students for the upcoming semester.
As the new school year begins, school officials are taking COVID precautions seriously and implementing health and safety measures such as mandated mask-wearing on school grounds and on school buses and frequent handwashing.
In addition to these precautions, some Central schools are welcoming students back to classrooms in stages, with girls returning to school Thursday and boys returning Friday.
A detailed list of Central Community School System's COVID guidelines can be found below.
Last year's test results revealed exceptional academic performance
While the first day is a time for students to learn how to adapt safety measures into their daily activities at school, it's also an exciting day that involves making friends with new classmates and meeting teachers.
Last year, a number of Central's teachers inspired students to give their best during a year of up's and down's due to the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Despite the year's challenges, both teachers and students were successful.
In a Thursday morning interview with WBRZ's Dana DiPiazza, Julie Stevens, Principal at Central Intermediate School touched on this and said a number of Central students performed exceptionally well last school year. (view the interview in the video player below)
According to Stevens, test results revealed that the school's third, fourth, and fifth graders were number one in the state.
Curriculum includes classes centered around social, emotional learning
This year, teachers will continue to work hard to inspire and guide students to give their best efforts.
This involves a curriculum that includes classes that hone in on each student's emotional needs.
According to Principal Stevens, lesson plans at Central Intermediate School will include sessions that focus on social and emotional learning. This involves having conversations with students about how to deal with anxiety and change.
The goal is to help the young learners navigate some of the tougher emotions they may be dealing with.
Armed with this comprehensive approach to education, instructors at Central Intermediate School are among the area's many educators who have high hopes for the new school year.
Parents who'd like to share photos, videos, or memorable moments from their child's first day of the 2021-2022 school year are welcome to do so on Twitter using the hashtag #Back2SchoolWBRZ
As the first week of the 2021-2022 school year kicks off, parents are welcome to share 'First Day of School' pictures, videos, and memorable moments with Channel 2 News via #Back2SchoolWBRZ— WBRZ News (@WBRZ) August 9, 2021
Use the hashtag to let WBRZ know how the first day back is going for your students! pic.twitter.com/EZgJq6KsLg
Happy 1st Day of School!??????— Dana DiPiazza (@danawbrz) August 9, 2021
Students all across the WBRZ viewing arena are getting ready to head back to the classroom this morning… and we want to see your first day photos!
Tweet me using #Back2SchoolWBRZ and I’ll share them on Twitter & over on our website!@WBRZ pic.twitter.com/Cx5tBYZB9C
????????— Dana DiPiazza (@danawbrz) August 9, 2021
2une In to find out how Zachary schools are starting off this new semester & send us your first day of school photos using the hashtag #Back2SchoolWBRZ!
We’re reposting them on our website at https://t.co/d6MtPunA6P pic.twitter.com/F3ZjKYJ08S
??My main guy @JohnPastorek rocking-n-rolling (March ‘21) with the kiddos at Jefferson Terrace Academy.?? @danawbrz is LIVE there with a look at the cool tech inside. @WBRZ #Back2SchoolWBRZ ?????? https://t.co/I13VFnc0oB— Brandi B. Harris (@BrandiBHarrisTV) August 11, 2021
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