WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- West Point students will head back to school in August under new safety procedures to combat coronavirus.
“Since the pandemic, I’m kind of nervous about it but I’m more excited than nervous,” said incoming senior Shelisa Doss.
In a video posted to the West Point School District’s website, Superintendent Burnell McDonald said schools will reopen with two options for students.
One option is traditional and he said social distancing will be enforced.
Doss said that could be an obstacle for her classmates.
“My friends and my peers like to socialize with others so I think it’s going to be hard,” said Doss.
Although she says she’s excited she does have some doubt on returning.
“When it comes to safety do you think it’s safe to go back to school right now,” I asked.
“Um, to be honest, I don’t think it is,” said Doss.
However, she says for her senior year it’s a risk she’s willing to take.
“I will go to school, just because I want to experience in my last school year,” said Doss.
With the coronavirus causing safety risks for students she feels all students should consider the option of distance learning.
“Go with what you think is best for you because everybody knows their health limits, I would say just go with what's best for you,” said Doss.