Uncertain times bring uneasy stomachs
As many staff and students of the GISD community geared up to start a brand new school year on Wednesday, the worries of the previous school years challenges have left an overwhelming sense of uneasiness.
Last March as students headed out on their spring break trips, many would have never imagined that Friday would be the last time they would set foot in the school that year. Most of us were eager to get bac into the classroom after si months of being away.
While a majority of us were excited to get back into some sort of normality, others had an uneasy feeling about the upcomin school year. However, GISD had a plan in place to help keep staff and students safe in the classroom while trying to give students a semi-normal school year.
Every classroom is equipped with hand sanitizer and wipes. There mus be one student per table if enough tables are available. The staff had even taken into consideration how lunch was going to be properly socially distanced.
ALL IN MASKS
“It’s strange walking down the hallway during these times,” a fellow student said. “You wouldn’t expect to see everyone in face masks and avoiding contact with one another.”
Majority of students are worried about carrying the virus home to loved ones. One by one the amount of students attending in person classes has decreased. I noticed that on Friday my classes were almost half in size. As high school students we are given the option to either attend school in person or virtually. The majority of students attending in person classes are the ones that are involved in extracurricular activities. Talking to my peers, multiple people have said that if they did not have sports or band many of them would choose to go online.
LABOR DAY BREAK
As of Tuesday the school has decided to give students Friday, Sept. 4 off. This will allow students to have a four day Labor Day weekend.
This will be a great break for the students and staff since everyone is feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to get back in the swing of in person school.
Granbury STUCO is doing a great job of trying to get students excited and active in school events. Led by students of Granbury High School the STUCO has already implemented some fun Friday spirit days.
Last Friday it was gold out and this Friday it is showing your pirate gear. Not only have they put together some fun spirit days, they are also giving students the chance to win a $20 gift card. All you have to do is post a picture of you buckled up with the hashtag #piratesdrivesafe to be entered to win the gift card.
While tensions are running high and GISD is adapting everyday many of us are just grateful for groups like STUCO to help give a seminormal school year!