First Week Back


Students walk in and out of Lincoln Southwest High School. Students are required by LPS to wear face coverings in the building.

Kole Scheneman

Monday marked the start of the first full week back to school for LPS students and staff. It was also an opportunity to see the new “Group A” and “Group B” style classes in action. Group A attended school physically on Monday, while Group B attended school via Zoom meeting. 

“I like how I get to stay home,” senior Karen Merida said. “It’s nice because I don’t have to get up and get ready. I can just log in and, boom, school.”

Masks are required for at least this first term. Two complimentary masks were handed out to each student on school readiness day, and temporary masks can be used if students don’t have a mask when they come to school.

“They’re important to keep the other kids in class safe,” senior Kailey Keith said. “But I don’t like them because I think they’re uncomfortable.”

This is the first time schools have been allowed to have physical attendance since March when the pandemic started.

“It’s good, it’s nice to be back to school,” principal Mike Gillotti said. “It’s been a long time.”