Pickett County Schools reopened Wednesday with no complications, according to Director of Schools Diane Elder.
“The first day was great,” Elder said. “We had a good morning. We had all the help we needed, and everybody was pitching in and taking temperatures as they were getting off the bus and getting out of their vehicles.”
Students of Pickett K-8 with last names A-L and high school students in 9th and 10th grades returned for their first full day. Elder said two students arrived with high temperatures, but the heat from being outside was the reason.
“We only had two students in our K-8 that did not pass the screenings, but we let them sit in a holding area for a few minutes cause they sat in a car outside with sun shining on them. They sat for a few minutes, and their temperature dropped drastically.”
The remainder of the students will report for their first day on Thursday. All students will go to class together on Monday.
“I can not say enough good things about all of our parents and students,” Elder said. “Everybody was very cooperative and appreciative. We thank them for that.”
Elder said the school system will continue the same process of temperature checking and screening for the new group of students coming Thursday.