Solimar Rodriguez, Spanish teacher and sixth grade assistant, takes the temperatures of Theodore and Liam Hughes, a kindergartner and fourth grader, respectively, during morning drop-off on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at St. Matthew Catholic School, Virginia Beach. (Photo/Elizabeth Allen)

Wearing masks and remaining a minimum of 6 feet apart, third graders at St. Mary School, Richmond, use the playground equipment on their first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 25. With detailed guidelines in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all diocesan schools opened the week of Aug. 24. (Photo/Katie Botha)

Above: Second grade teacher Annette Mashburn takes a photo of Ari Somorin on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 24, at Roanoke Catholic. (Photo/Michael Hemphill)

Dominican Sister Mary Augustine, fifth grade teacher at St. Mary Star of the Sea School, Hampton, goes over the face-covering policy with her students, including Mary Micha, Ryker Bratton, Marshall Mahn and Jencarlos Coreas Amaya. (Photo/Maritza Davila)

Right: First grader Isabella Mercado walks to her class at St. Matthew Catholic School, Virginia Beach, as second grade teacher Michelle Powell goes over the classroom break procedure with second grader Jordynn Cargill on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 24. (Photo/Elizabeth Allen)

Father Raner O. Lucila, chaplain at St. Mary Star of the Sea, Hampton, celebrates the first Mass of the school year. It was livestreamed to the classrooms on Monday, Aug. 24. (Photo/Maritza Davila)