ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam says one of her many priorities during her short time left is to make sure all students are back in the classroom.

"As an educator myself, I know how important it is to make sure all kids have opportunities to be ready to enter that door the minute that school begins in the fall," she said.

Northam toured Woodbrook Elementary School to see how it's getting students back on track for the upcoming school year.

This coming after Governor Ralph Northam put $62 million into state summer education programs and also doubling eligibility for child care subsidy programs.

"For single-parent families making up to $60,000 a year and families of four making up to $89,000 a year are qualified now," Northam said.

She urges parents who have already applied to check again as these changes may have made them eligible for the subsidy.

Delegate Sally Hudson, who represents the 57th District, says schools are the backbone of the community and getting kids back in the classroom is critical.

"We know the best education happens face to face. You can see it when kids are interacting with each other and with their educators," Hudson said.

Deputy Superintendent Debora Collins says school policy is evolving over the summer as new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines unfold.

"We anticipate conversations around masking for the fall," Collins said.

Collins says more than 300 parents have opted for the virtual school option so far.

Woodbrook Elementary Principal Kristin Williams says staff looks forward to their student’s return and commends teachers across the division on their efforts with returning to in-person learning.