February Break, otherwise known as President’s Week, is this week. School’s out, and students have five days off. With kids off from school, it gives them a well-deserved break from all of the papers, exams, and studying. Whether going away or staying at home, the break serves as a time to relax and recuperate from the hectic school year and prepare for the final semester of the year.
“Although I am not going away, it is definitely nice to have a break from school so I can finally relax,” said Lance Chervinsky, a Hewlett High School junior.
For juniors especially, many of who are in the midst of studying for the SAT/ACT standardized tests and preparing for college and their post-Hewlett High lives, the break serves as the perfect chance to sit back, relax and slow down.
With the constant snow days and storms we’ve had this vacation gives families the perfect opportunity to escape the cold, brutal temperatures of New York for a warm, sunny, tropical paradise.
“Being away from all of this snow is such a relief. It’s so cold here and I’m definitely sick and tired of all of the snow!” said junior Renee Kaplowitz.
“We’ve had a lot of snow days since we got back from winter break. The constant cold weather is annoying and I’m glad to go away, even if it’s just for a week,” added junior Divya Lall.
After five snow days and midterm week (four days specifically reserved for testing where students have off from regular school) at the end of January, the period between the holiday break and February break seemed to have flown by.
Last year, February break was shortened to just one day due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. This year, with one whole week off, students have the ability to use their time off to do whatever they wish, including: study, visit colleges, catch up on sleep or extra work, or spend time with their families.
Whatever you’ve chosen to do with your February break, I hope you enjoy the last few days of your vacation and do something productive with your time!