More days off, please

Spring break is the one week of freedom that releases high school students from the torture and treachery of the infamous third quarter slump. It’s finally warm out, and break can be spent outside with activities like picnics or hikes. It’s the time of year for relaxation and truly a break from the exhausting 11 week long third quarter.

These examples illustrate why spring break should be longer. Its pitiful length of one week should be stretched out so students can truly enjoy their time off.

Spring break is a measly week off. It’s almost as short as Thanksgiving break which is only a couple of days. Because it’s between two quarters and follows an unusually long one it should be longer to give students an opportunity to take their minds off of school.

Also, winter break was especially short this year with a whopping 13 days which has left the school year with a shortage of days off. And besides the amount of snow days the school has had this year, the students would be going weeks without the safe refuge of a day off.

Another reason is that one week is not enough time to refresh and clear students minds for school once more. One week isn’t very long and the second it’s over students’ are hit again with loads of homework and not to mention the fact that state testing starts almost immediately after students return to school.

Not enough time for a break would decrease the ability and the desire for students to do as best as they can. And with the timing it’s not a good idea having students return not at their freshest.

Plus, we students deserve it. We managed to get through the third quarter (some of us better than others). And, we should be rewarded for our hard work by having two week break.

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