Outdoor recess looks much the same. The Minnesota Safe Learning Plan requires students to wear face coverings during indoor physical activity or recess.
What do in-person elementary schools look like? “In blended learning, distancing made it hard for students to have a conversation across six feet,” says Lindsey Samec, principal of Valentine Hills Elementary School. “Now that
we’re in-person and minimizing that more to about three feet, it feels like kids can be kids. It’s more accessible for the learning they’re doing.”
Although it’s not required, some staff choose to wear face shields along with their face masks.
Clear Plexiglass barriers are sometimes used during smallgroup interactions or instruction.
Teachers regularly spread students out across the room, using desks and floor rugs to create separation as possible.
Most meals are located in cafeterias with students distanced from each other at tables.