We began our first day of school at the Medina Independent School District (on Sept. 8) like a well-oiled machine despite many new norms and new tasks to perform by each of our staff members.
All students, staff and parents dropping off kids were temperature checked, had hands sanitized and wore face coverings as they entered the school. As I have said before, we feel positive that this district is doing all we can do to keep our students, staff and community members safe and healthy.
I have no doubt if we were here 24/7, we would never have a case of COVID-19 at this campus.
However, with that said, we have to continue to live our lives and for the time being, we must be diligent in our quest to keep everyone in this district safe and at the peak of healthiness.
We must adapt and adjust our ways to combat this dreaded virus, but we must not sacrifice education and the freedom of it for a generation that will never get it back if we allow that to happen.
We are Medina Proud, and we are going to continue to be Medina Proud in the most safe and healthy manner possible.
Call it the “new norm” if you wish. We just call it get back to getting it done the Medina way.
Kevin W. Newsom is the Medina Independent School District superintendent. He can be reached online at firstname.lastname@example.org.