Life Behind the Mask

Pioneer Valley Students Find Hope During Distance Learning


The Pioneer Valley High School Library has become an essential headquarters for student interaction during distance learning. Panthers arrive on campus for various reasons such as to pick up text books, receive academic assistance or to submit paperwork. Of course, students must enter campus through security first. In the pictures below you can see security guard Teddy take a students temperature and ask them a series of intrusive questions such as, “Have you recently had a fever,” or “Have you been around anyone with confirmed COVID.” Lunch is distributed daily from 11:30 – 1:00 for not just students but the whole community. See photos below of lunch distribution and an example of a yummy lunch. Panther stuents are encouraged to stay “one panther apart” or six feet apart. Pioneer Valley staff are all very proud of the students for overcoming obstacles during this very difficult season. With the lack of social interaction and an increase of screen time, distance learning has been very draining for both teachers and students.