First day of school pictures look a little different this year.
After weeks of back-and-forth, schools officially opened today. Students across Alachua County began learning in the classroom for the first time since COVID-19 shuttered schools in March. Others started the school year at home.
Students attended school in person while wearing masks, some logged-in to Alachua Digital Academy, a live, online option, and others started in Alachua eSchool, a self-paced, digital learning platform.
The day was eventful.
One class at Lake Forest Elementary had to quarantine after a parent called to say their child, who was in the brick-and-mortar classroom, had a COVID-19 test that came back positive, said Jackie Johnson, Alachua County Public Schools spokesperson
Johnson said the child shouldn’t have been brought to school.