Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, issued the following statement regarding Peterborough-Kawartha area students returning to school:
“As schools throughout Peterborough-Kawartha are set to welcome back students this week, I wanted to take a moment and speak directly to the kids.
I know you’re excited to see your friends again. But I also know you may be feeling a little nervous or anxious, and that’s okay. We’ve never been through this before. You’ve never been out of the classroom for so long and we all know things are going to be different this year. You may be sitting at your desk more than you’re used to. You may be wearing a mask all day and washing your hands more often.
Listen to your teachers because they’re some of the greatest people in the world. Listen to your guardians and parents, because they love you more than you could imagine. Wash your hands. Wear your mask. Be great. You got this.”