Allow Upperclassmen to Return to the Building First
The recent notice stated that grades nine and twelve will be able to return to the building on March 29 and grades 10 and 11 will have to wait until April 12 to be able to return to the building. It is extremely important for seniors to be able to return to the building as soon as they’re able so that they can enjoy the little time they have left in their high school career. But, freshman should be allowed to enter the building two weeks prior to juniors. The current freshmen have never stepped foot in the high school they are attending. The entirety of their high school career has been in a virtual format; two more weeks of in virtual format will not hinder them. The last time the students were in any physical school building was when they were a middle school student. In this way, there is no problem with allowing juniors to return to the building on March 29 instead of freshman. These current juniors have been depreciated of their the most academically rigorous year and their high school career. current juniors are taking college level classes on a virtual format all the while attempting to prepare themselves for the upcoming college admission cycle. The two extra weeks that juniors will be able to have if they return to the building on March 29 will be crucial to developing personal relationships with teachers and will provide essential support for students who are falling through the cracks in the current virtual format. Juniors need that time a lot more than the freshman do. The freshman have nothing to lose by waiting two weeks to re-enter the building while the juniors have everything to gain. Please take this thought into consideration and request that the Board of Education vote to allow juniors to enter the building starting March 29 instead of freshman.