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By Brian Soergel
Edmonds Beacon Editor 

Adjusting to a new reality

Masks on, local high school students adapt to a return to the classroom


Last updated 10/8/2021 at 9:45am

Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Mask mandates are a way of life now at Henry M. Jackson High School.

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.

The 2020-21 school year – it was a long, strange trip for students in Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett school districts. 

Everything was new: Remote learning. Zoom "can-you-hear-me-nows." Mask on, mask off. Drive-by graduation. Increased parental interaction. Missing friends.

Is 2021-22 any better? Most say yes.

"Being back in school has just been so much better for the mental health of a lot of us," said Katelyn Ely last week, mask on, before the beginni...

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