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What students can expect in their P.E. class

Locker-rooms will remain closed
Posted at 5:40 PM, Jul 28, 2020

Students are coming back to a new set up inside their classrooms and can also expect the same thing outside during their physical education classes.

“One day we’ll see one group of kids, and the next day we won’t see them but will see a different group of kids," said Constance Robinson.

In Lafayette Parish, each school can form what works best for their students following the CDC guidelines. At Northside High School, the size of their campus allows them to work out both inside the gym or out on the track.

“So on rainy days or days we when come back in August and September when it’s extremely hot, we will have to be inside. But the good news is we do have the space for it," said Robinson.

The space for students isn't a problem, but equipment use is still something being discussed.

“We can’t share as much equipment as we’re used to doing. Cleaning supplies and different things are in high demand. So, right now we're collaborating on different things we can do without equipment," she said.

When it comes to locker rooms, students won't have access until further notice

“They wont to be able to change or spray so that’s going to be the hardest part - locker rooms and restrooms.”

P.E. teachers in Lafayette Parish are optimistic about the changes as long as they get support from parents and students.

“At the end of the day it’s not just crazy for us it’s crazy for everybody. So, that just kind of eases our mind. We just trust in our parish and know we are going to be able to figure it out."