In an effort to reduce the spread of the global Coronavirus pandemic, SCUCISD has closed its doors and has switched to online, remote learning. Beginning March 25th, teachers conducted lessons via the app Zoom from the safety of their homes. All extracurriculars have been postponed indefinitely.
"This closure is necessary, but I like having a routine and staying busy,” Sarah Wargo (10). “Online school is easier and it’s nice to work at my own pace.”
The district has continued to push back the reopening of schools and plans to resume class on April 27th as of March 23rd.
“This virus has taken away valuable time to make memories with my friends before we go our separate ways for college.” Megan Bone (12) said.
The U.S. officially surpassed China and Italy in having the most number of confirmed cases (over 100,000 cases and 1600 deaths as of March 27th). The Schertz-Cibolo community has four confirmed cases as of March 26th.
“SCUC posted that prom will be rescheduled for May 15th, and graduation should continue as normal. I’m excited,” Megan said.
Seniors have experienced increased anxiety as their last three months of high school continue to hang in the balance. Many events, such as Decision Day, continue to be rescheduled.
Coronavirus has definitely created a huge obstacle in allowing seniors to enjoy milestones such as prom and graduation, and it’s causing a lot of frustration in the class of 2020,” Katarina Dumas (12) said. “Even with this uncertainty, we’re still finding ways to continue to learn, interact with friends, and stay positive.”
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