Now that most Mashpee Middle High School students have returned to in person learning for the remainder of the 2021 school year, it has been a big change. Although there is excitement about seeing friends and being able to learn somewhat normal in a classroom, there is also some anxiety for students. The six feet distance that was followed during hybrid learning, has now become three feet. With more students in the classroom and less distance between, is this something that should cause worrying?
District Covid-19 Health Coordinator Stacey Schakel has had a prominent role throughout the return to school full time and since the start of the pandemic. She is in charge of tracing close contacts along with keep track of many of the Covid regulations the schools must follow. With the thought of mostly everyone being back in school full time in over a year, I could sense the anxiety that would come along with it, which is the main reason that I reached out to our health coordinator.