Volunteer teachers have spent about three weeks cataloguing and packing up each of the 639 student's lockers and desks. Starting today the school invited the families to drop by to pick-up the items safely without leaving their cars.
Principal Bob Horner said the school purchased the draw string backpacks to gather the student's belongings. He laughed because he had to have them delivered to his home because of the shut down. "There were boxes of them on my porch," he said. Some additional shopping bags were also employed for children with a few extra items. Horner was particularly amused by one child's bag that included a dinosaur whose head stuck out way out of the top.
The busiest time for the pick-up seemed to be around the time families dropped by for the daily lunch and next day breakfast offering. Horner said the school has been giving out roughly 325 meals a day. Theygive out meals monday through Friday with extra food for the weekend.
More teachers will volunteer Tuesday and Wednesday to pass out the rest of the belongings.
Horner said he is hopeful that school will again return to a more normal activity again in the fall.