Back to School Anxiety

At the start of every school year, there are always feelings of uncertainty, excitement, and anticipation. This school year more than ever, we are facing these feelings to the extreme. After a year (or more) of home isolation, canceled school events, and a drastic shift in the way we approach education, students are finally returning to the classroom. Students are returning from distance and hybrid learning to full time face to face learning. This shift should feel familiar, yet both students and parents feel hesitant and worried. Their minds are flooded with questions.

Is it safe to return to school?

Will sports and school activities resume as normal?

What is it going to be like to have full classrooms?

Will I make friends and fit in?

As an educator, we are feeling these same pressures too. There are two issues that are paramount: safety an