By Gianna Hebert
Like countless other schools across the county, state, nation, and world, Anzar had to quickly respond to the novel Coronavirus public health emergency. Students and staff all knew that it was a matter of when, rather than if, we would have to start online learning. Then, before we knew it, Principal Crawley was making an announcement in the last five minutes of school that there would be no school the next week, and that staff would be doing a mid-week evaluation of whether or not we should return to school the week after.
At first, students were excited to be getting a week off of school, but those feelings quickly turned apprehensive after we found out that we would not be returning to Anzar’s campus until April 20th. Suddenly, it became more than just a break from school: it was a break from seeing friends every day, playing sports, getting up and dressed in the morning, and enjoying the Spring weather.
After the school and county shut-down ends (hopefully by late April), I believe students will likely be more appreciative of the privilege of being able to go to school and see our friends every day. While the Coronavirus has caused a myriad of loss and suffering, it has brought out the strength and adaptability in all of us; the persistence of teachers and students to rapidly adapt to online learning during this time of uncertainty has proven both of those things.