Virtual Back-to-School Night Welcomes Parents to 21-22 School Year

Aidan Griggs-Demmin, Co-head Editor, News Editor

For the second year in a row, SVHS hosted a back-to-school night entirely virtually. On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 9, parents of SVHS students tuned in to listen to their student’s teachers explain what to expect from the year.

Nickolai Mathison, parent of an SVHS senior, applauded the teachers “who, after 18 months of a pandemic, continue to bring energy, enthusiasm and insight for our students.” 

Despite students returning to full-length in-person school days, administrators decided that it would be best to host the parents virtually to eliminate any COVID-19 risks that would come with hosting the parents in-person. Under normal circumstances, parents would come to campus and visit every classroom that their student is a part of. Instead, each class had scheduled times to meet on Zoom over the course of the evening.

The teachers each came with a presentation prepared that explained the objectives of the class and what the student and parents can expect over the course of the year. 

Mathison concluded that even though the event itself was virtual, it was “obvious that [the teachers and students] are happy to be back in the classroom.”