It’s OK to be sad, but we must stay strong


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Spring-Ford students Nadine Reid (left) and senior Noelle Reid pick up books on Sept. 16 in the high school auditorium. Students have had to adjust to remote learning this semester due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Katie O’Callaghan , Editor-in-Chief

On Monday, July 27, after stressful debates from the Spring-Ford School board and public, it was officially decided that for our 2020-2021 first quarter we will be learning from our home computers rather than the buildings we all know and love. 

The public meetings  certainly brought a wide variety of opinions from parents, students, teachers, faculty, families, and taxpayers. The truth is there was no “good” decision the board could have made that would have satisfied all. Each plan has its positives and negatives, but the school board undoubtedly had our best interests in mind choosing the Red Plan reopening. 

Being a senior, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little sad thinking of what my fellow seniors and I  will be missing. 

We will not get to have the traditional first day of senior year, filled with punny 2021 t-shirts, and a breakfast tailgate. We will not have the sardine-packed student section cheering on our teams chanting “ This is OUR  house” whilst finally being allowed near the front of the bleachers. Nor will we be blinding underclassmen with our head-to-toe white for the final day of Spirit Week, leading to an exciting weekend of our  Homecoming game, parade and dances. 

It is, in short, a bummer. 

I, along with my fellow classmates, have a right to feel disappointed. 

With that being said, I cannot express the amount of gratitude we should also be experiencing that we are staying home. Spring-Ford has been a safe place, where I and so many have grown to love all who walk our halls. Nothing would be as devastating as knowing our presence could potentially harm the people in our school, and their families. 

So yes, It’s OK to feel upset and angry at the virus for ruining what could and should have been the start to our school year together. Mourn the loss, but upon recovery remember how fortunate we are to be survivors of the obstacles that have been thrown at us. 

There is still hope. There is still a chance of return. 

Until then, we remain a community having each other’s back even if it is through Zoom and Canvas.

We will come out of this even stronger.