First days of school typically come with a certain level of excitement: tossing and turning the night before, setting out the perfect “first-day” outfit, taking dozens of pictures before leaving the house, but August 17, 2021, was not just another historical day in Chinquapin’s history. As buses unloaded and car doors opened, a warmth that had been missing since March 2020 began to envelop the Quad. Middle and high school students began arriving and the campus came alive once again. The red bell in Heinzerling Plaza was soon surrounded by students who were ecstatic about being at school. Faculty and staff formed a welcoming committee and celebrated each new arrival. Even though new protocols are in place and many things have changed, having students on campus is a great relief.
Chinquapin is in its 52nd year and the mission remains strong! The challenges of the pandemic did not stop us during the 2020-2021 school year. It feels more like we are recovering from battling a huge giant. We know we have experienced something unimaginable. Now we are back together to make this new school year even more memorable. Cheers to 2021-22! We are so glad we have reopened.
Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D.
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
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