I'm not sure if you received the email, Mr. P. Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all K-12 schools to close due to Covid-19.
Please Practice Social Distancing
My apologies, Dr. Decker. I must have been out of town when you sent that email. But man, do you know when we will return?
I am not quite sure when we will return but hopefully we will be back by next week
Please Practice Social Distancing
I really hope so because there are way too many topics I haven't gotten to cover yet.
Friday, May 8th, 2020
Schools will be closed all through this school yearStudents have the option to choose Pass/Fail grading for this semester which will not be counted towards their GPAIn-person graduation canceled for class of 2020
NGL, I forgot almost everything including how to talk to people LOL
Schools better not act like everything is back to normal when my mental health has been affected tremendously. They need to be more lenient.
1 Year Later..
FR, it feels like I got held back five times. My mental health is literally so. bad.
GET ME OUT OF HERE!!
I got covid three times.
I had mental breakdowns almost every single day
I lost my grandfather because of the coronavirus
Icebreaker time!Share what you did over the long unexpected break
I lost all my friends
Our family business got shut down so we had no source of income
My parents got divorced
I attended virtual therapy sessions every week
I have ADHD I can't focus
Wow, seems like everyone suffered a lot. I can't believe you guys are still here after going through all of that..
I mean physically I might be here but mentally.. nope
I am depressed about my grandfather. Education doesn't feel like a priority anymore. Life is empty without him.
I'm sorry miss, could you please repeat the question?
If tomato is a fruit, is ketchup a smoothie?
I'm so sorry to hear that, you guys. Please complete chapter 1,2,3,4, 5 homework and then do the reading. Finish your project by this Friday or it will be 10% penalty per day. Study for your unit 1 Test that will take place this Thursday. Please also complete the Module 4 Activity on Canvas.
Extracurriculars are also very important. You need to focus on volunteering as well. Please join clubs as those will also be very beneficial.
I have to ride the schoolbus by 6am. I still have so much homework. I'm going to lose my mind!!!
You haven't been showing up to your classes recently. You used to be such a hardworking student. What happened? You will not be able to graduate if you get one more absence.
I know, I sincerely apologize. I recently have been dealing with so many mental health issues. I have no idea what to do. All the assignments are overwhelming. I just needed a little break.
You can't just do whatever you feel like. I need a doctor's note stating it is a medical health emergency or else you won't be excused. You should check the attendance policy.
I'm not sure how I can prove it. I don't even have the finances to visit a doctor. I worked so hard all these years just to have a traumatic event destroy my grades completely.
Well, I hope you figure it out. The school cares about you a lot. We don't want you missing out on education. Please try harder so that you don't have to repeat your courses.
Alright, I'll try..
SAMHSA, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, has noticed a drastic increase of teenagers in the emergency department.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).Live chat: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
I don't understand why so many students are dropping out. Do they not care about education?!
I got tons of emails from concerned parents about how at the end of the day, their child's life matters more than a piece of paper. School is very important but the ones who are dealing with a lot won't really benefit from being forced to attend, you know?
Change.orgSave the School, Save the Students
Provide high school students with the option to take a mental health day off of school for them to be able to come back to school with a better mindset. They should be given at least five days per semester to use as a mental health day, and are not allowed to use more than two days in a row.
A student from UNC Charlotte started a petition to U.S. Department of Education about providing mental health days for students. The petition has been signed by 134,327 people throughout the nation.
Session Law 2020-7 Senate Bill 476
A Senate bill signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper is paving the way to address student mental health head-on and try to save lives in the process.
I was stressing out so much that I fell behind on all my classes but I used the mental health day to catch up on everything so I should be good to learn new information now!
I also used the mental health day yesterday to visit a psychiatrist and she prescribed meds for my anxiety. I feel at peace now I can finally pay attention during lectures.
A statewide report on public school students in North Carolina during the pandemic has concluded that graduation rates rose after the new attendance policy was implemented.
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