Almost all Wicomico students were back in the classroom as of Tuesday, Aug. 28, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. John E. Fredericksen and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Margo Handy reported a mostly smooth opening this week as they visited schools around the county.
In addition to thousands of students and staff members, this week Wicomico also welcomed new Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, who on Wednesday stopped by Wicomico County Public Schools to meet with Dr. Fredericksen.
Staff members, students and families were up to the challenge of a new school year. These challenges included welcoming students to a new grade level, transporting 12,000+ students to and from school on the bus, and getting everyone used to the procedures for walkers and car riders. Almost everything went smoothly, and in schools around the county it felt almost as if students had never been gone for the summer, said Dr. Handy, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Student Services.
“There was a very positive energy from the students, staff and parents,” Dr. Handy said. “It seemed like they had never left, they settled in so quickly.”