Masks on, local high school students adapt to a return to the classroom

Adjusting to a new reality

 

Last updated 10/14/2021 at 1:22pm

Brian Soergel

Edmonds-Woodway sophomore Lily Distelhorst: "Being able to just be back in class and having regular due dates and regular teaching, I feel more motivated and am doing better than last year." She took her mask off for this photo.

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.

The 2020-21 school year – it was a long, strange trip for students in Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett school districts.

Everything was new: Remote learning. Zoom "can-you-hear-me-nows." Mask on, mask off. Drive-by graduation. Increased parental interaction. Missing friends.

Is 2021-22 any better? Most say yes.

"Being back in school has just been so much better for the mental health of a lot of us," said Katelyn Ely last week, mask on, before the beginnin...



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