Photojournalism: A look inside school’s first week of reopening

By Melissa Ponce , MACES Magnet

Assistant Principal Mr.Meza checks the temperature of freshman Juliary Chavelas on March 27. All students are required to get their temperature checked prior to entering the school. Those with temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed on campus. Photo By Melissa Ponce

As part of LAUSD safety protocols, Mr.Meza scans a freshman’s Daily Pass before entering campus on March 27. The Daily Pass is a web app each student must present to the administration to ensure they have tested negative for COVID-19 within the past week and have completed a daily health check. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Sixth-grade department chair Ms. Aung guides two sixth-grade students to their homeroom class on March 27. Due to safety protocols, students no longer go to different classrooms, but instead are assigned to a homeroom where they attend virtual classes. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Physical Education teacher Mr.Turner (left), Intervention Coordinator Mr.Marquez (right), and other students head to their classroom in the morning on March 27. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Marco Aguilera, a freshman, and two other students walk lunch carts to their homeroom classes on March 27. Each homeroom is assigned a lunch cart that is picked up by a student in the cafeteria. If students choose to eat lunch they are required to eat at the outside lunch tables which are limited to one per student. Photo By Melissa Ponce

On March 27th, a row of freshmen eat their lunch at individual tables in order to limit the spread of the virus on March 27. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Freshmen, Ashley Lopez and Derek Medrano, sit socially-distanced on a bench as they converse and eat lunch on March 27. Benches around campus are taped with signs labeled “DO NOT SIT” in order to allocate enough space between students as they sit down.  Photo By Melissa Ponce

From left to right: Justin Rivera, Kelvin Marin, and Adrian Delgado (all freshmen) walk on the track during lunch on March 27. Although, areas such as the basketball courts and football field are no longer available to students during lunch, students still have access to the track. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Hannah Mejia, a freshman, and other students exit campus at the end of the first day of school on March 27th, 2021. Due to safety protocols, students must leave school through the designated exits. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Mr. Marquez sets up decorations to welcome the return of all grade levels back on campus on March 29. To ease students’ transition to in-person learning, different grade levels returned on selected days. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Students wait in lines outside of the main entrance before the school gates open on March 29. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Prior to students entering campus, Mr. Meza gives the students a welcome and provides directions to remain socially-distanced on March 29. Photo By Melissa Ponce

The gates open at 9 a.m. and staff welcome students onto campus on March 29. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Mr. Duran, the school principal, greets students with a thumbs-up as they enter school on March 29. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Joshua Musick, a senior, gets his temperature checked after showing school staff his Daily Pass. March 29 marks the first day seniors return to campus after more than a year of distance-learning. Photo By Melissa Ponce

 Attendance Counselor Ms.Tapia greets students while they pick up school merchandise on March 29. Photo By Melissa Ponce

Groups of students wait on the quad before heading off to their homeroom classes on March 29. Students are allowed on the quad from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and during lunch. Photo By Melissa Ponce

From left to right: Leonardo Barreto and Jaime Sanchez (sophomores) talk to each other during lunch at the outside tables on March 29. To limit the spread of the virus, students must keep their masks on at all times unless they are eating lunch outside or drinking water. Photo By Melissa Ponce

To avoid close contact between students, all water fountains around campus are taped off. Students are recommended to bring their own water bottles to school. Photo By Melissa Ponce

This story was originally published on Wolfpack Times on May 1, 2021.