Classes were held in-person for elementary school students on Monday, as Columbia Public Schools opened its doors to Columbia's youngest students for the first time this year. Around 6,000 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students attended classes in-person, while another 2,000 attended virtually through CPSElementary@Mizzou. Meanwhile, protests were held by middle and high school students and parents outside of CPS buildings. The “What About Us?" sit-in was organized by the CoMo Parents for In-Seat School Facebook group, and families were encouraged to go to their residential middle and high schools.
Ridgeway Elementary students return to school for this first time this academic year
Elementary schoolers wait for pick up at New Haven Elementary School
Cedar Ridge Elementary School counselor Jennifer Boyer signals for a car to pull forward
Harrison Moyers, Annika Lindenbusch and Hayden Moyers hold signs
Annika Lindenbusch signs into her Zoom class from a car
A group of middle schoolers stand in front of Gentry Middle School
Jennifer Boyer, right, the school counselor at Cedar Ridge leads students
Delmi Santos waits for her child in the pick up line in on Monday
Rafael Mercado takes off his dinosaur backpack while he waits for his family
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