NESPELEM - Paschal Sherman Indian School Superintendent Lori Falcon announced in the Colville Business Council’s Education and Employment Committee that PSIS started in-person learning, March 1.

According to Falcon, students will do core instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In the afternoons, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., students will work over Zoom for art, music/drama, PE, library and keyboarding.

The school will use Wednesdays to deep clean the school and students will complete distance learning, according to Falcon.

Falcon also reported students will be kept in groups, or pods, of 8 to 10 students when in-person.

According to Falcon approximately 75 percent of the students have elected to return in-person and 25 students will remain in distance-learning full time.

The school’s enrollment is currently 115.

Falcon also noted all students had received Verizon Jetpacks and Chromebooks to allow for distance learning.

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