NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It was a big adjustment Monday for Metro Catholic school students as they return to in-person classes.
As Metro Catholic school students return to classrooms on August 10, there are several changes, like temperature checks and staff and students wearing masks.
At Christ the King school's first day of classes, students and parents have been cooperative.
Principal Sherry Woodman says the nearly 250 students grades pre-K through eighth grade have been gone since March.
Woodman said they've worked hard to prepare for this return, even switching up the layout of the classrooms to make sure its safe for students.
"Students have privacy barriers at desk and we got all the desks facing the same direction, facing the board instead of each other," said Woodman.
Before the pandemic students would switch classrooms, but now they're having teachers switch instead to reduce the foot traffic in the hallways. The hallways are also divided up and marked so students can properly practice social distancing.
If a student does show symptoms or test positive, Woodman said they are following the CDC guidelines in what to do before allowing the student to return to school.
Woodman says there are about six students who are taking classes virtually because of medical and health-related issues.