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20 thoughts on “Demand Safe Schools

  • Kate Engelhart

    I am a Nursing Student at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. I am particularly interested in the support of safe school reopening after volunteering in NYC Public Schools for 3 years now. These students need to be able to have a safe space outside of the home to gather and learn in.

  • Vanessa

    Hello. My name is Vanessa and I am a Rory Meyers College of Nursing NYU student and I am interested in supporting safe schools especially during this time. Although, we are still trying to understand how COVID affects children, we should still implement ways that will protect our children when sharing spaces at school.

  • Stacey Kim

    Hello,
    My name is Stacey Kim and I am a nursing student at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. I am particularly passionate about the youth of our nation receiving adequate education as I believe good education is an important social determinant of health.

    • Stacey Kim

      Hello,
      My name is Stacey Kim and I am a nursing student at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. I am particularly passionate about the youth of our nation receiving adequate education as I believe good education is an important social determinant of health. Although these unprecedented times pose additional obstacles for school aged children to receive education, it is important that we make it a priority to make sure they are meeting curriculum requirements and that these circumstances are not inhibiting them from learning. They are the future of our nation and they deserve to receive proper education.

  • Ellie Mylonas

    Hello- I am Ellie Mylonas and I am a nursing student from the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and I am passionate about making sure that all children have access and opportunity to receive an education in a safe school environment.

  • Selena

    I am one of the nursing students in Rory Meyers College of Nursing at NYU and I’m interested in protecting the children’s health at school during this Covid-19 pandemic. To reopen public schools in the fall semester, New York is in need of a sanitation protocol to consistently provide the children with a safe environment. We need large amounts of masks, hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, etc to maintain a clean school environment. Also, we need education programs for our teachers and other staff on how to maintain students’ health.

  • Sharon Cho

    Hello,

    My name is Sharon Cho and I’m currently in my last semester at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at NYU. I’m interested in this petition as I feel that I can personally relate to the fact of my education being impacted due to COVID-19. Many of our clinical placements and education have been turned into Zoom or switched to adjust to these unprecedented times. Even as a student with one semester left, I often feel frustrated and lost in the sense that my tuition is not being used “most effectively”. Thus, I cannot imagine how younger students are feeling about not being able to meet their friends, run around in the playground, and learn subjects that require hands-on experiences such as science experiments or physical education. Teachers also may feel disgruntled that all of the teachings are conducted through a computer screen and there are limitations related to this. I sincerely believe that the future belongs to the children attending schools. They have a right to their education and with the expectation that receiving this education will not put their health, nor their family’s or community’s health, at risk. I truly hope this will be able to help even a little to raise the $1.2 million for schools to reopen safely.

  • Aissatou

    My name is Aissatou and I am a Rory Meyers College of Nursing NYU student. I am interested in ensuring that children, along with their families, are granted healthy school environments that support learning and growth. Children are our future and have the right to receiving an education without sacrificing them and their families health and wellbeing.

    Aissatou.

  • Stacey Kim

    Hello,
    My name is Stacey Kim and I am a nursing student at NYU’s Rory Meyer College of Nursing. I have a particular interest in the youth of our nation because I believe that education is a huge social determinant of health. Although these unprecedented times have posed additional obstacles to students receiving adequate education, it is important that we make education a priority because the level of education students receive now will affect them long term. Zoom courses make it difficult for students to engage and there is a large disconnect between students and their institutions despite the huge shift that has been made.

  • Joanne Chung

    Hi, my name is Joanne Chung and I’m a nursing student at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. I have a particular interest in my community Flushing, Queens, and hope that re-opening of schools can happen in a safe manner.
    The future belongs to the children attending our nation’s schools. They have an inherent right to an education and to the expectation that receiving an education will not put their health, nor their family’s or community’s health, at risk. This is why as a constituent and a nurse, I am asking you to support robust federal funding with maximum flexibility for school districts and schools to prioritize the health and safety of their students and staff when resuming in-person and virtual learning for the new school year.  I am also asking that funding supports the presence of a registered school nurse in every school, all day, every day because school nursing is the foundation for student physical and mental health which leads to academic success. In these challenging times, the benefit of school nurses to the health of the nation’s children is even more apparent. I ask that you make the investment and pass legislation to provide the resources needed to safely reopen schools.

  • Zaundra

    Hi, I’m a Rory Meyers College of Nursing NYU student and I’m interested in demanding safe school environments for our children. I would like to be a pediatric oncology nurse and I truly believe that these young minds are the key to our future and need healthy and safe school conditions.

  • Nasreen Nazia

    Ensuring safer school should be a priority because both kids and parents attend school for the hopes of gaining an education to better the world. The American government fails these children/families by prioritizing other aspects of this problem (gun violence, budget cuts), preventing them from ensuring safety for these children. Not only is the governement taking a chance of their well-being, the mental health impact of drills create negative impacts that may be irrevesible. Children will be negatively harmed if we don’t take actions.

  • Milagros Yvette Ballardo

    Hello, my name is Milagros Ballardo, I am a Rory Meyers School of Nursing student. My field of interest is pediatrics and from working at a Children’s Emergency Department at Weill Cornell I have encountered many teenagers whose main concern is the lack of proper mask usage at school. Many of my patients have been immunocompromised and I want to stand up for them. They deserve a safe place to receive their education.

  • Paige Green

    As a nurse, doula and reproductive health professional, I enthusiastically support prioritizing adequate funding for public schools to promote the health, wellbeing and futures of children and their families. I also support robust funding for school psychologists and social workers in all public schools and the divestment from school police. Access to physically and emotionally safe, fully resourced learning spaces is the right of all children and communities. Lastly, teachers and school staff should be protected and supported.

  • Dior

    Hello,

    my name is Dior Sadler. I am a NYU Rory Meyers Nursing student. I am interested in Demand Healthy Schools because school is a safe haven for a lot of students and parents. So, we want to make sure students are remaining healthy in school nutrition and activity wise.

  • Katherine Torres

    Hello my name is Katherine Torres and I am a 4th sequence student at Rory Meyers College of Nursing. As a child I had asthma and would constantly have to go to the school nurse to receive my albuterol nebulizer. There would be times I would have to wait for my treatment due to the school only having 1 nurse and multiple students being in the office. I believe it is important to check the student demographics at each school in order to determine the amount of nurses needed. Every student deserves to have proper treatment while in school especially when they have conditions such as asthma.

  • Alexis

    I am Rory Meyers College of Nursing NYU student and I am interested in the safe reopening of schools. An adequate eeducation is a basic necessity every child should have.

  • Victoria Zhang

    This is Victoria Zhang, a Rory Meyers College of Nursing student. I am really interested in pandemic control. I went back to school during this pandemic year. NYU really did a good job in controlling this pandemic spread on the campus. They let the students get tests regularly, and quarantine every suspected infection. I really like the way how NYU takes action to control the disease spread.

  • Kailey M

    Hello. My name is Kailey Musco, and I am a senior nursing student at New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing. As I am approaching graduation this upcoming May, I am starting to think of my future career and what I am truly passionate about in the nursing field. While bedside nursing in a hospital or clinic is incredibly important, I strongly believe that it is important for nurses to get involved in our communities and voice their opinions on matters that effect the communities they belong to. The topic of safe schools is important to me as I have a passion for working with the pediatric population. I think it is incredible important for children to feel safe going to school this year and next during this pandemic. A lot of the focus as been the safety of the older populations as we have found that COVID-19 effects them more, but it is still crucial that we keep our schools safe for children as they should not be exposed to any illness. Children should be protected and safeguards should be put in place, especially in areas with high infection rates. It is easy to forget about the pediatric population during this pandemic as the virus does not effect them greatly, but we need to ensure that schools are safe, PPE is provided, and shared resources are sanitized and cleaned extensively. If we keep our children safe in schools, this in turn keeps educators, staff, and parents safer which has an impact on communities as a whole. Children are the future of our nation, and we must not let their needs and safety go unnoticed during this trouble time. Congress needs to step up and provide funds to schools in order to keep them open and operating safely.