Letter to the editor: It’s back to school season | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the editor: It’s back to school season

Mikki Grebetz
Summit School District communications coordinator

For school staff, there are five seasons a year: winter, spring, summer, autumn and back to school.

Back to school season is a special time of the year fueled by a frenzy of excitement and filled to the brim with fresh school supplies while embarking on endless learning opportunities. Students are overjoyed to meet their new teachers and bus drivers while reuniting with old friends. 

Even over the short summers in Summit County, many school staff are eagerly anticipating the smiling faces of students. Preparing for back to school after summer can be anticipatory for staff as they passionately dedicate time to ready themselves, as well as the school building, to kick off the year. 

The first day of school is not the first day for school staff. By the first day of school, staff have dedicated well-loved hours ensuring the school is ready for students to bring life and laughter to the halls. Bus drivers have been diligently maintaining buses for the safe transit of students. Custodians have been preparing inspiring learning environments to be adorned with enlivening student masterpieces. Teachers have been collaborating with content-area experts and finalizing curiosity-inspiring instructional material.

This eager anticipation during back to school is critical in setting an inspiring tone for the whole school year. As our teachers and staff tap into the excitement and energizing opportunities to spark engagement and establish welcoming learning environments for students, bonds made in the first weeks of school will serve as the foundation for success.

Educating children is a calling, giving a deeper purpose to life, which our staff at Summit School District exudes every day. All roles within a school are vital in pouring out knowledge and wisdom and helping children become the best of what they are meant to be. This back to school season, we hope everyone is feeling the excitement to make this the best year yet!

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