To Governor Brian Kemp

    As you already know, every student in the state of Georgia is being affected by COVID-19. We also understand that you have closed schools until April 24. However I want you reconsider letting all students pass into the next grade and here's why:

    1. The virus has basically made us on edge due to the fact of how swiftly it kills people. Many students are having more responsibilities during this global pandemic. Kids that come from low-income households or single-parent households are having more responsibilities and me as well as other students are worried about our parents and other relatives getting the virus.

    2. With the virus cases popping up day by day, we should be more concerned about our health more than our education. Some people might not even know they have the virus and as a result it can impact us doing online school. Even people that might not show severe signs of COVID-19, they can still spread the virus.

    3. If school is cancelled for the rest of the year, some students don't wanna have to redo the year again especially seniors who are in the 2020 Graduating Class as well as students who are currently failing their classes. It shouldn't have to come down as though kids have to be retained. Many students put so much effort into passing this year and they don't wanna have to be retained over something they had no control of.

    So please Governor Kemp, if you are reading this, please take our advice. I don't wanna have to redo my 8th grade year!
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