Teachers, students excited to be back in school this week

Welcome back! Charles C. McLean Public School teacher Robyn Best helps a young student off the bus on the first day of school this past Tuesday.

GORE BAY – You could tell by the excitement in their voices and the smiling (at least it appeared they were smiling under the masks) that teachers and students were happy and excited to be back to school face-to-face this past Tuesday in Gore Bay.

“Everyone is excited about being back,” stated Tracey Chapman, principal of Charles C. McLean Public School in Gore Bay this past Tuesday as students from JK to Grade 3 were welcomed back. 

As is the case every year, students and teachers stood outside prior to entering the school to go to their respective class. “The only difference this year is that everyone has to comply with physical distancing and the teachers and students are wearing personal protective equipment (masks),” said Ms. Chapman. 

At the front of the school there was a drop off area for students who were driven to school by parents, and for arriving school buses, and teachers and school staff were helping students and parents traverse a foot path that led the students to the side of the school to get in line with fellow students.