Patriots return to class

In-person learning begins for 2020-21 fall semester

Seniors at Southwest Covenant School are excited about the first day back in class. (Photo by Mitzi Aylor)

By Robert Medley
Managing Editor

Southwest Covenant School in Yukon opened the doors for the first day of school for children pre-K through 12th grade.

Left:Mrs. Bowers welcomes secondary students at the first day of classes for fall at Southwest Covenant School. Right:Katherine Carnuccio, pre-K, is excited for her first day at Southwest Covenant School in Yukon.(Photos by Mitzi Aylor)

Teachers, staff and students at a Yukon Christian school returned to their classrooms and welcomed nearly 500 students for the start of a new school year on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the campus, 2300 S Yukon Parkway.

Brett Reed, eighth grader returns to class for the first day of the Southwest Covenant School in Yukon semester. (Photo by Mitzi Aylor)

The school’s 65-member staff will take extra precautions to keep everyone safe in the wake of COVID-19, school officials report.

The Nguyen brothers returned to school for the first day of in-person learning at Southwest Covenant School. (Photo by Mitzi Aylor)

The fall enrollment for the school is 274 elementary students, 119 junior high school students and 103 students in the high school for a total of 496 students.

John Lehman, Southwest Covenant School carpool volunteer and grandfather helps out during the first day of school. (Photo by Mitzi Aylor)