Oshki Ogimaag School preparing for new school year
There is always a lot to be done before the doors open to students in a new school year. That is complicated once again this year by the COVID-19 pandemics. WTIP checked in with Oshki Ogimaag School in Grand Portage to learn about the school’s policy on masks.
Oshki Ogimaag Director Carmen Keyport said students and staff will be asked to wear masks. The social distancing policy has loosened a bit for the coming year. The school will work to have students three feet apart, instead of six feet as was required last year.
Keyport said parents and community members have been accepting of the fact that masks will be required. She notes that the goal for everyone is to be able to have students in school for the entire year.
Keyport said staff is working in the building and they are excited about the new year. There is an Open House for students and families today, September 2, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Families are invited to come to meet teachers and check out classrooms.
WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Director Carmen Keyport about the school year ahead. Here’s their conversation.