In-School and In-Person: Concordia students return for a ‘normal’ semester

From the Cadets 2020 Fall Magazine

After more than five months away from the building, Concordia students returned to school on Aug. 13 with smiles on their faces as well as masks.

The hugs were not there as usual, but the fellowship remained. Classes adjusted with seating charts, hand sanitizing stations, and desk wipe-down procedures at the end of each period.

Staircases became one direction, and students are dismissed at staggering times at the end of the day. 

Teachers talk to their students from a distance with face masks on, and on occasion, a student “Zooms” into a classroom from home.

Some Fridays have been reserved for Remote Learning to allow practice for students, as well as a much-needed break during the week. Athletics and club activities are still continuing, despite some cancellations of events.

But all in all, much remains the same. All 621 students are in the building, and learning continues.

Administration sees current COVID-19 plans continuing through the fall semester as Concordia continues to receive guidance from the state and local health officials.

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Concordia's COVID-19 Timeline

March 13, 2020
Administration announces that students will conduct Remote Learning through Zoom from March 16 to April 10.

March 19, 2020
Indiana Gov. Holcomb makes the decision to close all schools through May 1. Concordia continues Remote Learning.

March 24, 2020
“Stay-at-Home Order” forces the closure of school offices through April 6.

April 2, 2020
Indiana Gov. Holcomb announces that all schools will be closed through the remainder of the school year. Concordia continues Remote Learning.

June 19, 2020
Concordia announces its Back-to-School Plan, which includes the use of face coverings by all students and social distancing policies.

July 11, 2020
Concordia holds graduation for the Class of 2020 at Parkview Field (home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball team).

August 11-12, 2020
Concordia conducts Orientation days for all grade levels to get them accustomed to the new COVID-19 policies.

August 13, 2020 All Concordia students return to the building for the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year.

October 9, 2020 Concordia finishes its first quarter in the building — no days missed for the entire student body because of COVID-19 exposure.