Below is an excerpt from Beth's editorial from this week. The entire editorial may be found in this week's print copy of the Weston Chronicle or online here.
How about those Chiefs!
Closer to home, how about those Blue Jays. The Cross Country teams are kicking out and winning races. We wouldn’t be surprised to see them on the stands at state. The football team is having a winning season for the first time....in a long time. Volleyball and Softball teams are doing great.
The band is sounding terrific, there’s a school musical planned, the High School Choir did a great job with the National Anthem at Homecoming. Most of West Platte’s students are learning in person and coming up on the end of the first quarter. There’s even a Veteran’s Day Program on the calendar.
Stores are open and streets are crowded on sunny days.
This is all possible because we have been careful.
We’re wearing masks, washing hands and keeping our distance from people who don’t live in our households.
This is what freedom looks like right now. Take precautions and your children have the freedom to go to school, participate in extra-curricular activities, visit their grandparents from a distance. You have the freedom to shop, eat at a restaurant, and hopefully go to work, on your computer at home or in person.
Students at larger schools here in Platte County don’t have the same freedom. Across the world, lockdowns or curfews are closing societies down again because the Corona Virus is spreading. People relaxed and let down their guard.
You’re tired of it, I’m tired of it, but we can do this. Simple measures will defeat this virus if we just use them.