River Dell School District: The Closing of School on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 (Part 2)

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Hello fellow students,

I am Edwin Israel, a sophomore of the River Dell High School, and I am here to be the voice of the student body for the Board of Education meeting that will take place on January 4th, 2018 at 7:30 PM. There is a debate about whether or not the school district should have school on the day after New Years Day. I believe that having school after the New Years Day is simply preposterous. There are many reasons as to why this is so.

One reason is inconvenience to students and parents. New Years Day is often spent with family, and family time is most enjoyed when it is not rushed. By having school the day after New Years Day, this causes families to spend less times with loved ones. Also, having school can be an inconvenience for traveling families. Especially those travelling by plane. Those travelling are more prone to air traffic and NYE/NYD air traffic can cause flights to be cancelled, if not delayed. 

Another reason is mental preparedness. Students are supposed to enjoy their time off school, suddenly thrusting them back into the school environment can rattle up students. Imagine having the best time of your life with friends and family, and then suddenly you're sitting in a classroom, learning about groundstate electron configurations and trying to annotate/break down the entire Constitution of America. Sounds dreadful, right? 

The final reason? The dreaded sleep schedule. Students are staying up late during break because, why not? Let them enjoy the wonders of the night. Also, almost every single family stays up for the ball drop on New Years Eve. Because of this, there is not even a sufficient amount of time to allow students to adjust to the sleep schedule. Their bodies need at least one day in order for students to once again get back into the habitual cycle of waking up early. 

Please join in me with your signatures for this petition! Please do not insert and unnecessary comment for this petition will be reviewed by the River Dell District Board of Education. Otherwise, voice in concerns that you might have on this matter! Students outside of River Dell can also pitch in thoughts, as long as it pertains to the situation! Also, if you willing to walk into the Board meeting with me and help me convince them, please contact me through the following email: israele20@student.riverdell.org

Please, let's work towards our common goal: no school on Jan 2 of 2019!!


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