School is about to start this fall at Hollywood Hills High School on August 19. But the students will not start in classrooms.
Because of COVID-19, school buildings aren’t safe to open and the students will be learning from home through e-learning.
Rachel Silber, spokesperson for Hollywood Hills is optimistic about the upcoming year. Some of the major construction projects including a new roof have gone well. New Principal Daniel Most is looking forward to the upcoming year.
While students would love to be back in school and with their friends and teachers, there will be many virtual activities. “We are going to have an open house online. We will have club activities in a virtual environment. Our students need these activities to prepare for college. The seniors are getting ready for the upcoming year,” said Silber.
School Board members hope the positivity rate goes down to less than five percent so schools can offer hybrid learning options. Students would spend part of their week in school and the other part online.
Superintendent Robert Runcie, School Board members and Broward County leaders are saying “wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands. Do these things and schools and school activities will be able to reopen.”