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GHEC students return to school

GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain (GHEC) students returned to in-person learning Thursday, according to Superintendent/Principal Doug Storbeck.

“It’s nice to see everybody back in school,” he said. “Prior to Thanksgiving, we had been fully in-person for our elementary students, and we were in a hybrid model for grades six through 12. We were a little cautious after the Thanksgiving break when cases were spiking, so we did go to distance learning for the elementary students.”

“We only allowed certain student to attend in person, and that was for students that were having difficulties learning at home or who needed extra support with their academics. That was about a handful of students per grade level. We also had our Career Tech Education (CTE) students come in on Wednesdays during the distance learning process to work in an industrial-tech setting.”

Storbeck noted that elementary students came back to in-person learning on Jan. 4 of the new year, and it was determined last week that older students could also return.

“Looking at the numbers, looking at our own school’s health, we picked today because it was two weeks after the New Year’s holiday,” Storbeck said. “The big thing is that the state is allowing us to analyze our own school’s health, and you can’t really do that unless you have students back in school.

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