I procrastinated too much between March 27 (previous update) and now, but here we go.
Covid Cases. We ended up having a spike in March and April, bringing us to over 20 cases now.
Dress Code. We returned to the standard dress code on April 1 safely.
Physical Distancing. Still very bad. However, warmer weather is here and it is getting better. The class of 2021 is graduating on May 16, with the last day of classes being held on May 7. Since then, 200-ish fewer students have been around campus. Distancing is easier now.
End of Year…
We have made it six months into the 2020–2021 school year. Let’s recap what has happened throughout the last 5 weeks since the most recent update.
Covid Cases. The school is now up to eleven cases. Yep, five new cases in five weeks. The entire varsity football team recently exited quarantine after a student on an opposing team tested positive.
Dress Code. The school has finally announced an update. On March 22, it was announced that the full dress code will return on Thursday, April 1, nearly six months later than planned.
Physical Distancing. We are still bad. I managed…
It’s February 2021, and a little later than I thought it would be. I’m writing this a week after I hoped, but that’s alright. Update time.
Covid Cases. On February 11, a sixth student tested positive for the virus. I feel like every month there’s a new one.
Inclement Weather. More snow has fallen. Winter in New England did not get stopped. We went remote on February 1 and February 9, with no school on February 2, to clear up after the storm bringing us 17 inches.
The Second Shutdown. The second shutdown ended on January 22, with classes resuming…
Here we are in January, updating again. It’s no longer 2020, and now 2021. Happy New Year! With the two week Christmas break, that made this past month in school shorter, with only three weeks of classes since the last update.
Covid Cases. On December 21, a fifth student tested positive for the virus. I hope that they have recovered successfully with no major issues.
Inclement Weather. Last month, there was snow in the forecast for December 16 and December 17. On the morning of December 16, the school sent out an email detailing what would happen if significant snowfall…
Update December 14: The school has officially announced plans for remote learning between January 4 and January 8, 2021. The last day of school before break will be Friday, December 20, returning to campus on Monday, January 11.
It’s that time of the month again! Last month’s update came a little late, on November 22, and I said I would update around December 11. Well today is December 11.
Let’s start with some good news. Since the latest update on November 25, no more students have tested positive for coronavirus. …
I’m still here, in November. A bit late, but here’s the progress update after a little over two months of being back in school. New topics on top.
Update, November 25: On November 24, I learned that a fourth student has tested postitive for COVID-19. I hope everyone affected remains safe and healthy through this tough time.
Covid Cases. On October 14, the first student tested positive, as reported last month. Since then, two more kids have tested positive, one on November 10, another on November 18.
Inclement Weather. Back in October, the only bad weather we had was rain…
Update October 14: One high school student has tested positive. No modifications have been made for the rest of the school.
Well here we are, roughly one month after returning to school in September. This post will share the updates my school has made since the first day.
Physical Distancing. Last month, I shared that “The school’s plan states that ‘classes will be dismissed by room number — even or odd’. This did not happen. It’s still a free-for-all like previous years.” We still have not been dismissed by room number, and it is unlilkely that we ever will. I…
I live in Massachusetts. I go to school in Massachusetts. This part of the country has responded very well to this pandemic. Throughout the summer, researchers have been wondering what it will be like when students return to school. I returned on September 10. Here’s what it’s like.
On August 14, my school announced their plan for returning to school. I returned on September 10, and paid close attention to how well the plans were implemented.
Personal Choice. Families were given the option to have their student learn remotely for the school year. This decision is re-evaluated at the end…
Whenever I see an opinion article recommended to me in a news publication, I always read it, if it interests me. A lot of places use opinions to make large decision, such as when my school made the choice to add a middle school division.
Back in spring 2019, the school collected students’ opinions on the proposed addition. An overwhelming majority of the students I talked to about the proposal were against it — including me.
On April 30, 2019, it was announced that the school’s Board of Trustees had accepted the proposal. Students were pissed. The school had made…
When people think of national parks in the United States, the first thoughts are places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. However, national parks are found in all 50 states.
I recently visited Acadia National Park, in Hancock and Knox Counties, Maine. The park is part of seven towns, Bar Harbor, Gouldsboro, Isle au Haut, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, and Winter Harbor. The park is amazing, and drew tourists from throughout the Northeast United States.
However, there is more than just parks with “National Park” in their name. …