As part of our series on the unsung heroes keeping local schools chugging along through uncharted territory, Addison Independent reporter John Flowers recently talked to ACSD lead nurse Kelly Landwehr about the return to in-person school.
“’Our days are more full,’ she said of herself and fellow school nurses. ‘COVID-19 has added a new dimension to the job of school nurse.’
“Landwehr is concerned that COVID might be taking an unseen toll on a lot of people, including students. Conforming to new rules, fear of contracting the virus and the necessary restrictions on gatherings have added stress to everyone’s life.
“’People came back with a huge amount of anxiety,’ she said.
“But Middlebury-area students have been resilient and are enjoying a return to in-school classes.
“’It was really good to get back into school, to get students back in the building and just start implementing all of the (health safety) plans,’ Landwehr said. ‘I feel so fortunate that everyone across the board — from the top down — has done an amazing job. That’s what’s allowed us to be here, and to continue to be here.’”