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Masked Kodiak High School students line up to enter school as KHS Principal Neil Hecht directs them into the building on Tuesday.
Students returned to Kodiak schools on Sept. 8 for the start of the new academic year — the first time schools have been open since shutting down in mid-March as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in the district reopened at “green” level, which means classes are in-person and all day, just like normal school, but with temperature checks, masks, socially distanced classrooms and extensive cleaning. If cases rise in Kodiak or in the schools, the system could shift into yellow level, a mix of online and in person classes, or red level, in which classes would be online only.