Kimmel’s Quads Welcomes Students Back to “Virtual Campus”



Below is the email senior Sarah Kimmel sent to students and faculty the morning of March 26, Williston’s first day back after Spring break and, in an international attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, the school’s first adventure into online learning.

Good morning, Williston!

Happy first day back, everyone. I know this is a different situation from normal, and from what most of us had hope for coming back from break, but I know that I am still ecstatic to see you all today, virtually or not.

This is a trying time in the world; no matter how physically isolated we may be, it is imperative that we come together as not only a school, but also as humans with the ability to help one another, and do what is best for society as a whole. It is imperative that we practice social-distancing. It is imperative that we refrain from going out in public. It is imperative that we wash our hands, that we avoid people over 60, and that we do not travel. Still, with all of these warnings, red flags, and restrictions, there are many things that we still can, and must, do in order to truly support the people around us. I hope that you will all take the time to call a friend and tell them you love them, and do the same for a family member too. Write some letters to people you miss to make sure everyone feels loved during this time, get takeout from a local restaurant that may be struggling without business, or donate to support the countless numbers of workers who cannot be paid. If any of these things can help, even in the slightest, make this situation easier for one person, the world will be better off. And, don’t forget to take a moment to do something fun or happy, solely for you. Everything may get worse before it gets better, but no matter what, we are in this together.