want school back?
None of our voices are being heard as a student body. Being in school gives us better education, better mental and physical health, and a way to socialize. We need ALL of that back. I am a sophomore in the state of New York. I am active in my school with an honor roll status, I was excited to audition and accept a part in our school musical, I was accepted into one of my schools higher choral programs and was chosen to go on a trip for it that got cancelled due to COVID. Now that we may not go back, none of those student earned programs will happen again and/or may be cut from the budget. We need to have those extracurriculars. They're not only fun but they are just as educational, if not more, as some of our academic classes. School gives us a routine and structure to follow. Being home and doing work assigned online is hard for many of us because of distractions. In class learning is more focused as well as having the teacher and peers there to help immediately. I personally look forward to going to school everyday. Its something that we grew up doing every day and being taken away from us is difficult. Many of my friends had trouble doing online learning because of anxiety, depression, or abusive/not safe homes. Being in school, you have a teacher or teacher's assistant there and ready to help you if you have a question. With distance learning, you only have certain hours you can ask things or send an email you have to wait for an answer. If you want to go back to school please sign this petition.