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Staffers practice at Hawthorne for students' return


February 3, 2021

HAWTHORNE Principal Barbi Riggs, left, supervises a drill for staffers, who've lined up at proper distance in the hallway.

In the hustle and bustle of preparing to bring students back, teachers and staff at Hawthorne could hardly contain their glee last week.

Said one staffer to another: "I can see you smiling behind that mask!"

Students returned to school in-person on Monday, Feb. 1, but planning for that return started last summer. Implementation was another matter – theory versus practice. So staff got together at Hawthorne on Wednesday, Jan. 27 to practice.

Teachers went through the dance of drop off and pick up, some playing the part of students as others directed them through the motions. It's a compl...

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