C.F.E.V.S returns to school


Photo courtesy of editor-in-chief, Kinga Turoczi.

As the students and faculty of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village school district started class on August, 19, they are thrilled to start instruction fully in-person. 

Grades 7-12 are not required to wear face masks. It has been almost two years since students have attended in-person. 

Junior Maxiums Crandall discussed how he is excited to see all his friends during school again.

“I am so excited to finally be back in school with all my friends. It has been so long being in school with no masks and being able to see everyone,” Crandall said.

Crandall shares the same opinions as many students on campus.  After so long, the district can work towards rebuilding school spirit and are eager to get back into the swing of things. 

Junior Henry Barr discussed how he is excited to have open campus privileges. 

“I am excited to be able to drive to school and have open campus. I am able to leave and get food with my friends during study hall,” Barr said. 

This new year gives students an opportunity to practice privileges that were common prior to the pandemic. 

Junior Anna Campbell discussed how she is excited there are no protocols about COVID-19 proto this school year. 

“I am glad to be back at school with no covid protocols. It was really hard to focus while wearing a mask. It would fall down a lot for me,” Campbell said. 

As of today there are no COVID-19 protocols, yet it is encouraged to wear a mask at school in small spaces. 

Barr discussed how he is excited to go to sporting events again with a big student section. 

“I love going to sporting events. However, last year it was difficult to get tickets and even if you got tickets it was a small number of people. That is why I am very excited to go to sporting events with a big student section again. The sporting event I am looking forward to going to again the most are the football games, they always have the biggest crowds and the most energy,” Barr said.

The football stadium has the most seats and always gets the biggest student section. The Tigers next game is away at Berkshire. 

Crandall discussed how he is looking forward to a normal athletic season. 

“I am looking forward to an athletic year with no COVID-19. I played basketball last year and as a team we had to quarantine 3 times. I am looking and hoping for a normal athletic season,” Crandall said. 

Many teams had to quarantine and cancel games last year due to COVID-19. 

Crandall discussed how he is looking forward to eating lunch with his friends.

“One thing I am looking forward to this school year is eating lunch with my friends again. Due to COVID-19 last year I ate lunch at my house and didn’t get to laugh and see my friends so I am looking forward to that,” Crandall said. 

At Chagrin, eating lunch with friends are some of the fondest memories students have. Needless to say, the student body is thrilled to finally be able to return to their pre-pandemic ways. Lastly, Campbell wishes everyone to have a healthy and good school year. 

“I just wish everyone has a healthy and happy school year,” Campbell said.