Russian Roulette

“It’s like I am an unwitting player in a game of Russian Roulette” I lamented to my best friend.

She, a compassionate witness, validates my concerns and frustrations.

I am back to work, face to face, after Spring Break and feel that I am a tribute in the Hunger Games.

No changes to the stages of the Covid Education Plan, despite our province having the highest count of P1 variant in North America.

No province wide mask mandate in elementary schools. (I am fortunate that my students do wear masks.)

Education staff not yet vaccinated. Will be in the next month, with the booster four months later.

Religious services opening up again to a maximum of 50 congregants.

The barrel spins, replete with virus laden bullets.

I take evasive maneuvers – open the windows and exterior door in my classroom and wash hands at every transition. This is what I have in my arsenal.

Thoughts and prayers …

3 thoughts on “Russian Roulette

  1. Health to you and your students. I did feel that way when we started back hybrid, but with such a low infection rate at the elementary level I became more comfortable by the time we became a single larger class. One day at a time.

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  2. This has been a hard year. As you share in your post, there are some basic levels of protections that would help make everyone feel better about the return (and stay healthier). It’s hard to return when numbers are still exponentially climbing. It’s hard to return when proper safety measures aren’t in place. We were fortunate in our state that our governor prioritized teachers. This will likely protect teachers and also reduce some spread. We are also fortunate that masks are required in classrooms. It isn’t easy. It’s hard to hear students. It’s not as comfortable to interact. However, it does seem to help keep spread down.

    We have three teachers in our house. It’s been a tough year. It’s also interesting how different it is from school to school, city to city, state to state, country to country. I understand your struggle. I hear you.

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  3. I have been in the classroom all year. We are careful about not being with any other class, wear our masks, wipe our desks and distance. We haven’t had any instances and we are so thankful for that!

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