Students and teachers reflect on return to school

by Eva Zacharakis, News Editor

Sammy McClintock, class of 2023:

“It’s easier in person for me to learn because I can get more help from my teachers and focus better when I’m in the classroom.”

Audrey Kim, class of 2022:

“It feels more safe being remote. I don’t have to worry about getting COVID-19 or bringing COVID-19 back to my family.”

Ryan Normandin, math teacher:

“I don’t feel that the safety measures being taken under the HyFlex model are sufficient to make sure that students and faculty are safe.”

Kevin Lenane, preschool director:

“Having kids back in school is great. We opened the preschool, and the pre-school staff have been working since September. I love being in the building.”

Nick Mahoney, class of 2021:

“I don’t think remote learning worked that well. I didn’t find that to be an environment that was conducive to learning or enjoyment.”

Caitlin Studdard, physics teacher:

“I’m doing what’s right for me and my family based on the health risks, but it was easier to be a remote teacher last week when everyone was. Now, it feels like a lonely club.”