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Local schools provide back to school info

Students will begin their 2020-21 school years this week and next.
Local schools released important information for students as they return during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Escambia County Middle School is holding a drive-through open house tomorrow, Thurs., Aug. 6, from noon until 2 p.m. for parents and guardians to meet their children’s grade-level instructors. Bins will be provided and marked by grades for supply drop off.
For those who can’t attend the drive through, a virtual open house will be scheduled.
Students attending school face to face at Escambia County High School, the first day is Fri., Aug. 7, for those whose last name begins with A-G. Students with last names beginning with H-M will come to school on Aug. 10; and those students with a last name beginning with N-Z will come to school on Aug. 11.
All face to face students will begin regular school days on Aug. 12.
This year, students will not use a locker and all should bring a large book bag to school each day, according to the high school’s Facebook page.
In regard to supplies, all students will receive the following school supplies: one three-inch notebook, seven tabs for the notebook, 150 sheets of college-ruled paper, one 8-gigabyte flash drive, two mechanical pencils, one black and one blue pen, one scientific calculator, one set of earbuds, one dry erase marker, one highlighter, one pack of colored pencils and one pencil pouch.
Chromebooks will be administered to half of the student population. New Chromebooks have been ordered and should arrive at the end of August, according to the school’s Facebook page.
Each day, before students enter the building, teachers and staff will take temperatures and check to make sure each student is wearing a mask.
For high school students staying home and doing virtual classwork, a video has been posted on the school system’s website (www.escambiak12.net) that will provide information on what the virtual classes look like.
Students will receive a username and password for the SchoolsPLP virtual courses.
At present, the student and a parent will come to school on Tues., Aug. 18, between 4-6 p.m. to sign the code of conduct and pick up a notebook with school supplies. The school supplies are the same as those for students choosing to attend face-to-face instruction.