COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus schools' staff and teachers spent Wednesday getting ready for the students' return.
When students arrive at school on Thursday, the staff will give them temperature checks and require all of them to clean their hands with sanitizer.
Sale Elementary Principal Aaron Lee said students will be safe in the building because of the safety features put in place.
“I believe we really have a solid plan in place. we’ve been working for months on this. we are excited about getting the kids back in the building,” he said.
Lee said when students are inside the classrooms, they will be spread apart.
A maximum of 15 kids will be in each room to ensure social distancing.
Teachers will give students their own supplies and everyone will have to wear face masks throughout the day.
Lee said this is the best way to protect students and teach them effectively.
"We got to get some work done and we can’t do it without the students in the building,” he said.
In addition, custodians will put up signs to let staff and students know after they sanitize a room.
Staff will also serve lunch and breakfast inside classrooms because the lunchroom will be a safe zone for distant learning students to take tests.