We will get through this together by Julia Danzy
These are scary times for all of us who have been impacted by school closures due to the COVID-19 virus. Dealing with so many unknowns can sometimes seem overwhelming. It can cause us to fear our continued existence, create stress in our homes and add to the trauma that so many of our children and families had already been experiencing. And for our grandparents who are responsible for their grandchildren, this can be doubly fearful as you work to balance the concern for your grandchildren as well as the fear over your own health and safety. All these fears are exacerbated by the feeling of having no means for controlling what is currently happening to us. I empathize with you, for many of your fears are mine also.
I want to commend all of you, especially our families, students and our incredible staff who have not let the lack of a classroom stop them from ministering to their students. I am eternally grateful to each of you and ask that you trust that though things have been quite chaotic at times, we will get through this together. If at times staff members are not providing clear information, it’s not because they are incompetent or don’t care but because things are constantly changing. I know we like to make things as normal as possible in times of uncertainty, but unfortunately it can’t always be that way.
At the end, I predict that we will be even stronger, more united and surely more appreciative of the value of our children going to school and learning in a structured, classroom environment.