All over the United States, students have switched to online classes to finish off the school year. Colleges and high schools have both started remote learning to help stop the spread of Coronavirus (aka COVID-19). Classes for schools weren’t postponed until the outbreak of the virus entered their county or the county around them. As students finished up the first week of online classes, the district announced school has been canceled until April 27, 2020.
Remote learning allows for students to receive work with a deadline that is set for the end of the week. This gives students an opportunity to take however long they need to complete the assignments. Working online has been said to be easier than actually going to school. It gives students the opportunity to wear pajamas and have more hours for themselves during the day.
“I like the fact that we get all of our work and notes ahead of time, and are able to work on things at our own pace,” Hayden Sharp (11) said.
Students are assigned work through google classroom and are given a deadline for when work is due, which means that face to face learning will not be received as often as some students may need.
“Online learning will be hard because if you have a question, you can’t just go to your teacher and get taught the way they teach it,” Caleb Syverson (12) said. “So getting tutoring would be more difficult, and if you need face to face learning like me, it can be a struggle at times to retain the information.”
Cancellation of school has left seniors wondering what’s going to happen. This year's prom has been pushed back two weeks. While graduation has stayed at the original date, there is a possibility of date changes while more is learned about the outbreak.
“I would be sad if we didn’t have a prom, but missing out on our graduation ceremony is probably the worst news that could come from this situation,” Reagon Chester (12) said. “Every senior dreams about walking the stage.”
-Haley Welker- Staff Writer