"Believe in yourself and don't stop until you are proud!" — Unknown
Ellie (17): I would anticipate that we will return to a hybrid school system this fall — hybrid scheduling meaning half online and half in-person. One hundred percent online schooling would be really difficult for me to keep up with. It definitely will be hard for me to schedule my whole day and attend school at home without any distractions; however, at the present time, I would like to have a minimal contact with people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating in a hybrid schooling schedule will allow me the necessary structure needed to successfully stay on top of my work, while also lessening my contact with people and exposure during this pandemic.
Micah (15): Starting school this fall is definitely going to be a challenge because of COVID-19. Personally, with a rise in cases recently, I don’t think that schools should open. We should stay inside and try to continue with online school. My parents have me enrolled in a school that is online right now, and they are actually small enough to where they could open and it may be okay. Quite honestly, we have also been considering homeschooling as a family because of the pandemic. Since COVID-19 is such a big deal right now, I don’t think that we should risk the health of students, families and teachers. Online schooling should be the main focus right now; however, it would be nice to be among friends at school this fall.
Thank you to Samuel, Ellie and Micah for sharing your perspectives with us! Our team will continue to pray for each of you and the academic year ahead of you.