BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) - It's back to school for students at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School (TCPS).
School officials made changes to the school schedule this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Adam Carter of TCPS said students are currently only going for half a day. He said there are other changes the school made to fight the pandemic.
"We are back in school. We have had three half-days - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday of this week," he said. "And we're going to start full days next week."
Carter said students are slowly adjusting to going back to school with health and safety protocols in place.
No plan is perfect, he said, and a positive case is expected to arise. However, he said TCPS's plan is a good one.
The school called in medical professionals to help set up a plan.
He said 30 of the school's 550 students chose to use distance learning. That could fluctuate.
Everyone, of course, will wear masks. Teachers will leave early. The cleaning staff is staggered in order to stay later.
"We are asking the teachers to leave the building by 4:00, and they are doing extra sanitizing and things like that after-hours," Carter said. "Teachers are sanitizing anytime there's a transition."
Although TCPS is a private school, it too is following the governor's coronavirus orders to help keep the public safe