With the school year about to begin, there’s more than the usual sense of excitement. And that has nothing to do with the latest variant of COVID-19.
For the first time in two years, kids will celebrate the first day of school by actually being in school.
They’ll also have some pleasant surprises come Thursday morning. There will be new leaders, new buildings, new experiences.
And new hope.
Football and every other sport that should be played in the fall are back. So is band and orchestra.
And some old friends are returning, too. Librarians are set to join school staffs.
And for the second year in a row, there will be free food for every student.
It’s almost enough to make some people – especially students – forget about the adult rancor regarding masks and vaccines.
When the school year begins this week, it won’t be the old normal.
For now, school…