TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Vigo County School Corporation (VCSC) has prepared for yet another school year full of new initiatives.

With just a few days left of summer school until the start of the new school year, Lost Creek Elementary School Principal Linda Biggs said the staff has worked hard to get the classrooms ready for an estimated 680 students.

“Our secretaries are working on getting all the materials for all our students into classrooms so teachers can start getting organized and labeled,” Biggs said.

1st-Grade Teacher Jodi Southard said she’s been in the classroom along with many other teachers, in preparation for a new math curriculum VCSC has adopted this school year called Envision.

“We’re just excited to kind of have something new for math,” Southard said. “It’s just kind of something fresh and different for us to get excited about teaching math again.”

Southard said she’s also excited to build relationships with her student’s families, as Covid-19 affected three years of what she said are important relationships.

“This year we will be able to have an open house prior to school starting,” Southard said. “Parent communication and building those relationships with not only your students but with their families are so important.”

Both Biggs and Southard say they are excited to welcome the students for another fantastic school year.

“We’re really looking forward to a new and exciting year, our motto here at Lost Creek is this is the best year yet,” Biggs said.

“I’m actually really looking forward to starting this year kind of normal after we have had three years that have been affected by Covid-19,” Southard said. “We are starting without masks, so we will be able to see their smiling faces.”

Teachers’ workshops will take place at the beginning of next week prior to the first day of school which will be August 11th.