Things are wrapping up, just like June always does.
The high school kids returned their materials today. Each class had an assigned time, and parents and students were to drive by. No one got out of their cars. Several staff took the various team shirts, textbooks and cameras. They marked each with the student’s name and put everything into large plastic bags.
After more than three months of not seeing any of these folks, it was fun to see them again. Staff were genuinely delighted to see their students in person again, even if it was for only a couple of minutes.
I think it is pretty common for students to complain about “having to go to school.” (At least it’s a common complaint in our house.) Maybe it was partially because this was one of the last steps in completing the strangest school year they have ever had? Still, there was a large smile on our daughter’s face when she showed off her puppy to her vice principal.
The silver lining today is that reminder, yet again, of how much we are all connected. I’m pretty sure kids will still rejoice in snow days, in-service days and vacation days in general. But in the back of their heads, they will all remember how this year went.