Northumberland students return to campus on Monday

Northumberland County Public Schools welcomed several new faces to their staff this year. From left are (front row) Jennifer Johnson, pre-Kindergarten; and Kelsey Carlton, Kindergarten; (next row) Heather Westbrook, elementary school counselor; McKenzie Cusick, elementary special education; and Heather Smith, middle school art; (next row) Rob Etzold, middle school math; Willard Felton II, middle school social studies; DJ Bazemore, middle school health and physical education; and Kennedy Jenkins, middle school math. Sheri Gross also joins the faculty as a high school counselor. Photo by Adam Letizia

by AnnGardner Eubank

HEATHSVILLE—Summertime is coming to a close and classroom doors are starting to open as Northumberland County teachers and staff prepare to welcome students back for the first day of the 2021-22 school year on Monday, August 16.

Coinciding with the school’s motto for the year, “stronger together,” superintendent Dr. Holly Wargo said she is excited to see students back in the classroom, as NCPS will offer five days per week of in-person instruction.

While things are seemingly headed towards the direction of normalcy, schools will require all staff, students and visitors to institute universal mask wearing, said Wargo.

The decision for universal masking is based on the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  and is in compliance with…. [to-view-more]