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Back to normal? Not yet

High school recovering from COVID-19 challenge

 

February 2, 2022

Scott Swanson

Students wait to enter Sweet Home High School last week on a 26-degree morning. The school is making changes to allow kids to enter the building earlier.

It's been slow going, but progress is being made toward normalcy as Sweet Home High School enters its second semester of full-blown school under COVID-19. 

"It's been really challenging, the COVID hangover, if you will," Principal Ralph Brown said. "I think a lot of us thought things would be getting back to normal in school, kind of, but I think we have a way to go."

Students and staff have struggled, he said. Three teachers left as of the end of the semester, one due to a spouse's job relocation and two others to take a break. 

Enrollment at the high school has dropped from 738 on Sept....



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