After fall break, students return to campus

Mission Monday, eLearning add to time away from the Hill

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Nick Saba

A sign in Kelly Hall directs students to the student services suite.

Nick Saba, Reporter

Several students took advantage of Mission Monday and eLearning to extend their fall break, as on-campus classes resumed on Oct. 27.

Attendance specialist and student services assistant Mrs. Angela McGruder said so far no students have had to quarantine because of their travel over fall break and there have not been more absences around fall break this year compared to previous years.

With Mission Mondays and the eLearning day on Oct. 20, students had more time than usual to travel over fall break by not having to be on campus a total of 10 days. McGruder said she has seen somewhat an increase in absences on Mission Mondays compared to normal school days.

McGruder said there has not been a change in the number of new Covid-19 cases or students that have been quarantined over the school year. In order to help as many students stay at school in person as possible, McGruder said, “Wearing your mask, washing your hands and social distancing at school and outside of school really helps.”