More than 1000 student return to classrooms in Lee County

Posted at 11:30 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 11:30:11-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — More than one thousand Lee County students are returning to the classrooms today for face to face learning. This comes just days after the school district quarantined an entire class at Edison Park elementary due to COVID-19.

The new group of students is a result of parents switching their child from distance learning models like Lee Home Connect and Lee Virtual School to in-person learning.

Since schools re-opened back in August, it's been a slow but steady process allowing more kids back in the building.

While the school system says that CDC guidelines like social distancing and mask-wearing are strictly enforced, the coronavirus can still make its way into classrooms.

The district just quarantined its 8th full class of students at Edison Park Elementary on Thursday.

One mom says she has been teaching her daughter at home ways to state
while at school.

"I think that my child is smart," says Emily Neal. "I think that she knows ways to help protect herself because we have helped to educate her throughout this entire experience. We make sure that she washes her hands and that she doesn’t touch her face and she does all the things that she’s really supposed to try to keep healthy."