My daughter is in junior high and attends a private school. And needless to say, I'm not happy with them right now.
In October, they started having the kids attend school one day a week. Tuesday. From 8am to noon. And it would only be one junior high school students on that day. Other grades would stagger in attendance on different days of the week. It seemed innocent enough.
Then the school administrators increased it to Mondays all day and Tuesday for a half-day right before Thanksgiving. It seemed okay. They'd have elementary and junior high show up (elementary is downstairs, junior high is upstairs). High school would be there later in the week, separate from the younger kids.
But...you know how people get. They think, "Yeah, this is working out great! Let's have everybody come into school at once!"
And this is where they screwed up. Not that I'm psychic or anything but (1) I knew they would push this in-person learning too fast, and (2) I knew what would happen when they did.
First of all, I hate being lied to. The school kept telling parents, "Everybody is wearing a mask, all students are socially distanced at all times, and none of the grades are released from class at the same time to avoid hallway crowding."
And certainly not what I'd expect from a Christian school. I expect honesty and truth...not a pile of lies!
When the kids started going to school 5 solid days a week in person, my daughter would complain that she would feel crowded trying to pass the high schoolers who were packed in the hallways.
The school administrators clearly said that each grade would be "staggered" and never in contact with one another in the hallways.
I asked a teacher straight to her face about this. She gave me an uncomfortable laugh and said, "That's not how the students are released. They're staggered, meaning they're released at different times."
She couldn't look me in the eyes. This meant that she knew she was lying. I knew she was lying.
Needless to say, I wasn't overly shocked when a faculty member and a student tested positive for Covid-19, about 25% of the school back home on Zoom meetings while "sentenced" to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
Meanwhile, elementary and high schoolers are still attending in person.
Crazy, I know!
How many more people have to be infected with Covid-19 before they decide that it's probably best to shut the entire school down?
I'm all for in-person learning but it has to be safe. Exposing these young kids all day long every day just to keep tuition-paying parents from getting upset about their kids being on Zoom all day.
At first I thought my daughter had Covid. She had most of the symptoms except for the fever. She never had that. But she had about 90% of the rest of the symptoms. So, I don't know if she ended up getting Covid due to her in-school exposure...or not.
I believe I am asymptomatic. I believe I had a strand Covid back in June 2016. Perhaps this really horrible sickness I had back then was a blessing in disguise...because maybe it bolstered my immune system enough to support me during this newest version of Covid. I don't know and perhaps I never will.
What's going on now is serious. And when people -- school administrators or others -- flippantly put people's lives at risk for their own agendas, all I have to say is that you can't rush things.
You have to let things unfold as they do...organically. Pushing and shoving to make things happen usually means one thing: an explosion in the most adverse way possible!
How is your life unfolding right now? Are you finding yourself feeling stuck, like you want to push through to the other side to get results...no matter what those results will be...just to make some kind of progress?
I know we're coming up on the holidays and this year is certainly not like any other time in history. Maybe it's time for you to take the backseat and chill out until the end of the year. After all, what's so wrong with that, right?
Or, you could start to line up opportunities for yourself.
I have a way you can do that...a way for you to line yourself up for the opportunities ahead in 2021.
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See you at the top!