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Outdoor Braves Days starts virtual La Conner school year


September 16, 2020

PEER INTO THIS SCREEN AND YOUR FUTURE BEGINS – Vince Cicotte will be teaching sixth grade science, or maybe social studies, to Vera Hausler this fall. Coming to provide support, and register, also, is sister Justice Morgan, middle. Mom Echo Arseneau sheparded her family through the La Conner Schools Brave Days registration last Friday. – Photo by Ken Stern

Outdoor education took on a whole new meaning when La Conner students and parents went back to school for Braves Days campus orientation last Thursday and Friday.

The two-day event, held outside beneath canopies and shade trees, reflected adjustments being made by school officials this semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families registered on-line for 30-minute outside appointments with teachers prior to the launch of distance learning instruction Sept. 14.

While the coronavirus has created myriad inconveniences for public education, at least the weather cooperated for a firs...

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