Before I go any further, I am going to ask that you employ the "don't shoot the messenger" way of thinking for this article. Like it or not, agree with it or not, we are less than a month away from the beginning of a new school year (as of July 11). I completely understand if the thought of school starting gets you all fired up, but remember, I'm just here to share the information you might need to know.

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The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) announced it will use the "soft start" method when students return to school in August. What started a few years ago (I think it began during COVID) has now become the standard in Evansville. The following was shared on the EVSC Facebook page...

It's hard to believe, but the start of the school year is almost here! We will again utilize our "soft start" from previous years in order to help students get more acclimated and for teachers to build better relationships with students. Students with last names A-J will attend school on the 7th and 8th, students with last names K-Z will attend at the 9th and 10th, and all students will be in school on the 11th.
EVSC via Facebook
EVSC via Facebook

As you can imagine, there is no shortage of feedback on the EVSC Facebook page following this announcement - and, shocker, it is mostly negative. So, if you're not a fan of the "soft start" method, or if you don't think school should even start in August, you should feel right at home in the comment section.

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