Photo by Rayne Welser
On Friday, Oct. 9, the freshmen were given the opportunity to attend in-person school, where upperclassmen and staff members assisted them around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus. On Thursday, Oct. 15, all other grade levels returned to school as well. Returning students are required to follow several rules upon returning to ecampus. We followed freshman Rebecca Stember through her daily school routine as a returning student.
The Morning Routine
Stember’s alarm goes off at 6:15 a.m. She rolls out of bed and goes to her bathroom to wash up and brush her hair and teeth. After she finishes in the bathroom, she puts on her outfit for school and her ID badge, then heads downstairs for breakfast. Prior to leaving for school, she packs up her backpack with an extra mask, her lunch, computer, charger and any work that she took out the prior night. Once she is completely ready, her parents drive her to school at 7:15 a.m.
“Personally, I am neutral about waking up so early because obviously, I like sleeping. However, I like how school ends earlier,” Stember said.
Arriving at School
Once Stember exits out of her mom’s car, she walks down the carline toward the big red gate and puts her mask and ID badge on. Stember sees Principle Michelle Kefford every morning and is greeted. This interaction makes her feel like she is welcomed into school. Once Stember passes the big red gate, she walks to her first class of the day.
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