“Please, Let Me Go to School.”

by | Sep 30, 2020 | Community

Did we ever believe we would hear those words from students?
We have learned a lot since March 13th. Teachers and students and parents and support staff have learned a lot. I have learned a lot. We learned this thing COVID 19 is not going away anytime soon. We understand that we must keep students and teachers and staff safe. We also understand that it is not good for students to be isolated. We understand we cannot break the law. If there was any way we could do all of the following: keep everyone safe, have students in their desks, and follow the law I promise you we would be doing just that. Unfortunately, we cannot do these things at the same time.
I understand that the social and emotional needs of the students are every bit as important as the facts and figures they should be learning. We have developed online choir concerts that help students connect. We have developed programs that make us feel more like a school.
Students and adults need more. If you know someone who needs immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741 – OR 911. FYI, the relapse and overdose rate has increased by 30% since March 2020. The National Alliance on Mental Health have a 24 hour helpline: 800-950-6264.
We are on top of this situation. We believe that we may be able to have certain Special Education students on campus with all the precautions suggested soon.
Miracles do happen. I’m hoping that is exactly what we get, a miracle so we can return to education as we know it. Listen to your children; did you ever think you would hear… “PLEASE, let me go to school.”

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