Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka is home to hundreds of students from all over Alaska. (KCAW file photo)

Schools across Alaska have spent months figuring out how to operate safely and effectively during the pandemic. Now that the school year has started, they’re putting those plans to the test. Mt. Edgecumbe High School devised a complex testing and quarantining plan to bring their students back to Sitka from across the state. It took some students two weeks to get from their home communities to campus because of lighter flight schedules during the pandemic.

KCAW’s Morning Host Erin Fulton spoke with Mt. Edgecumbe High School Superintendent Janelle Vanasse about the school’s Smart Start plan and how things have been going since the students arrived.