Hello Glasgow Middle School!


By Robert Gard Marquez

October 25, 2021

After a year and a half of virtual school, we are finally back together! However, with a new school year comes new questions, like how we feel about coming back in-person and wearing a mask all day. Also, now that we are in person, how long will it last?

First off, the transition from virtual school to in-person school. Most students and staff were virtual last year. That means that this is the first time sixth and seventh graders are coming into the building for school. Ms. Touzinsky, one of the orchestra teachers said, “I believe that learning is a social act. We learn through our interactions with others… When someone learns on their own, they lose some of those interactions.” Some of Ms. Touzinsky’s students learned virtually all of last year, so this year gives them a fresh start.

Now that everyone is back in-person, safety (among other things) is a top priority. Masks, walking in the halls, and getting vaccinated are a few things we can do to help. As of now, everyone from age 12+ can get a vaccine, and Pfizer is currently trying to get approval for their vaccine for 5-11 year children (sometime in mid-November). Teachers that work in FCPS are required to be vaccinated for COVID to come back in-person. This is to help keep everyone safe. 

Let’s make sure we help others around us stay safe and have a good time as well, because we don’t want a repeat of the 2019-2020 school year.