LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — After nearly a year at home, some of Fayette County's elementary students are back in the classroom.
On Monday, the school district opened up their buildings to Kindergarten through second graders.
"It has just been filled with excitement and just positive energy today," said Candis Morgan.
Morgan took the day off work so she could give her daughter, Royalty, all the attention as she entered in-person Kindergarten.
"Today's probably been the best day of my year so far," said Morgan.
After parents spent months guiding their young children through online learning, Monday was much quieter at the house.
"I wasn't sitting right next to her making sure that she was on task and paying attention. It was so nice for her to be learning with her teacher in person," said Nancy Boatman. "Oh I was just so thrilled for her to come back to school in-person, with her teachers and her friends. It was just such a great day."
When we asked first grader Laney Boatman how her first day was, she left no doubt it was a great day.
"It was the best day ever!" exclaimed Laney.
Her brother, Carter, is in the fourth grade. That one of the next age groups scheduled to return to Fayette County classrooms, possibly as soon as March 3.
Candis Morgan told us she is worried about a potential COVID-19 spike, which would lead to a return to virtual learning. But right now she's going to treasure watching her daughter run to the car after a great day at school.