Due to this new flu-like disease called COVID-19, public schools decided to do teaching a little differently this year. Ever since COVID-19, people have to go by safety procedures, being 6ft apart and wearing masks or face shields in public, so due to those changes, students have been doing virtual learning for the first quarter, and the Board will announce if the District will go hybrid on the 19th. I asked 50 students on a poll who attends high school how they felt about the new learning technique, and 66% did not prefer online school, 2% preferred doing online learning, and 32% were undecided.
Jayden Deberry, a Senior, said that it is hard adjusting to online learning. He thinks that online learning is way more problematic and challenging than actually being taught in-person. Although Deberry picked out easy lessons this year, he claims that they’re making it difficult to the point where the classes aren’t even comfortable. Deberry said it is tough to turn in his assignments on time since they assign more work than they would actually give if we were in class in-person. So with that being said, Jayden is definitely ready to go back to school and be taught the right way.
Ronald Jones, another Senior, said: “Online learning is kind of easy now that I’m getting the hang of it. Also, the teachers give you ways to contact them quickly if I were to have any issues.” Ronald said if he could choose between going back to school and doing virtual learning, he would definitely stick with the current technique. Ronald said he is excited about his Senior year because doing online school makes time go by faster. Ronald said virtual learning hasn’t been hard for him, not only because it’s more efficient, but also because some teachers give you extra time to complete assignments. He enjoys online and hopes others do as well.
So with that being said, not too many people like this new learning technique , but Spartans stand tall , so we will get through this together .
Written by Staff Writer