Energy in the building: Glenview and Northbrook students head back to class
Students got off the bus running to begin the 2021-22 school year, which for many Glenview and Northbrook children started over the past two weeks.
Still subject to wearing masks indoors with at least 3 feet of distancing between them, students from the youngest to the oldest were excited to be back with their peers, which wasn't the case for many when the 2020-21 school year started.
In fact, school staff members and administrators were challenged to provide safe spaces in classrooms and hallways for a return to full attendance.
From academic lessons beginning in earnest to art classes to snack breaks on the playground, the in-person experience was an improvement upon Zoom. In schools with kitchens, the wafting scent of lunchtime burgers on the griddle notified students and teachers that things had returned to somewhat of a pre-COVID-19 environment.
"The energy in the school," as administrators and teachers noted, was back.