Since Jennifer Modeen was hired in August, the district has taken several steps to address student mental health, including forming a mental health team across all schools and establishing adult social-emotional learning training for every building in the district.
As COVID-19 cases in the district and community continue to fall, the East Grand Forks School Board voted unanimously to relax some COVID mitigation measures, including the controversial mask requirement for grades K through 6.
COVID-19 numbers in the district have fallen since the board last month voted to require masks for students in sixth grade and younger. The board will meet early next week on a to-be-determined date to go over updated COVID-19 numbers and discuss future mitigation strategies.
On the first day of school in the East Grand Forks School District on Tuesday, Sept. 7, some students were wearing masks and some weren't. Other than that, the year's first drop-off seemed to proceed as normal.