Cancelling of Midterms for Riverside High School

Cancelling of Midterms for Riverside High School

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To whom it may concern,

As of today, January 5th, 2021 Riverside High School is continuing to give the students mid-terms, even though we have been online for 2 months. Immediately Transitioning back into school to take our midterm test is going to cause stress in every student as we have adapted to new studies for online school then now returning back into in person learning.

It has been a struggle for students transferring to remote learning and being able to learn having the teachers not there with us, and being alone. Students have been stressed out and the mental health rates have been at record breaking high since the transition to remote. It has been very tough on students through this year and having the mid-terms would add on to the stress, especially since extra curricular activities have started back up.

But on a stronger note, some kids rely on school for a get away from an abusive household. That alone has had a huge impact on students through this tough time. Then mid-terms added to that is adding to the pressure. It is also very difficult to adapt from online learning and test taking, and transition immediately back into in person test taking.

In addition, many districts around us have canceled mid-term tests to not give students a stressful time. For example, Mentor, North, Harvey, South, Lake, etc.

In conclusion, being forced to go online then be put back into a different environment to take very important tests is not reasonable. As a result, we, along with many others in the Riverside community, think it is best that mid-terms should be canceled.

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