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The Drop-off Line

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Elizabeth Sinclair
The car rider line where students are dropped off by a parent in the morning before school.

South Windsor High School offers a variety of transportation options and ways for students to get to school. Some are very efficient, like the South Windsor Public Schools bus transportation, which does its best to get students to school before 7:25. However, the SWHS drop off line is another story. 

Emily Oulete, a Sophomore at SWHS, regularly gets dropped off at school via the drop off line. “Every time you get in the drop off line you run the risk of being late,” Oulete said. “Some days I’m perfectly on time, other days I’m running to class from the line”. 

Some days I’m perfectly on time, other days I’m running to class from the line.

— Emily Oulete

Oulete believes that there is always a solution to a problem, even though this solution might be tougher to find. “Maybe getting a third lane just for the drop off parents will help solve the massive car jams in the morning,” Oulete offered while discussing further solutions.  

Arushi Sharma also uses the drop off around 2-3 times a week, depending on when her parents can drive her. “My second period is AP (Computer Science Principles), and it gets really annoying when I miss stuff because I’m in the line.”  Sharma believes a solution to this problem would be making two separate lanes just for drop off, or simply changing the drop off system all together would ensure a different outcome for the students who get dropped off at SWHS. 

While many students think the drop off line could use some improvements, plenty of others believe that the line is beneficial, working just fine the way it is. Grace Mohan is one of these students. Mohan is regularly dropped off at school through the drop off line, and believes the drop off line is a good thing for the Students of SWHS. “It gives me the opportunity to sleep in rather than getting up early to get on the bus,” Mohan explained. 

It’s fair to remark that there are many mixed feelings surrounding the drop off line, especially from students at South Windsor High School. While the future for the line is still largely unknown, students continue to wait and see how their mornings will be affected.

 

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About the Contributor
Elizabeth Sinclair is an Editor/Interclass Ambassador of The Bobcat Prowl newspaper at South Windsor High School. She is currently a Sophomore at SWHS. She has been with the prowl for a year now and enjoys writing articles and being part of the team. This summer Elizabeth had a wonderful opportunity to become a scholar at the National Society of High School Scholars. This encourages her to work harder inside and outside of school. Usually you can find Elizabeth attending a girl scout event, training for dance, or on the field playing soccer.