And now Nyssa students head back to regular classes, with protocols in place

Nyssa School District Superintendent Darren Johnson. (The Enterprise/file)

NYSSA – Following in the footsteps of school districts like Adrian, Harper and Vale, the second-largest district in Malheur County will return 1,150 students to full-time school Jan. 25. 

The Nyssa School Board voted unanimously Monday to fully open its schools.

As at schools around the country, Nyssa students had their routines disrupted when the Covid pandemic hit. School went completely virtual for students in kindergarten through 12th grade until limited in-person instruction allowed for a select few to return in the fall for a maximum of two hours a day. 

In October, Nyssa kindergarteners were allowed to return for limited in-person instruction, followed by the rest of the elementary school, and finally the middle and high school two weeks . . .