No School on Wednesdays?

Kelcee Seymour, Reporter

The infamous Covid-19 has brought many new changes to our 2020-2021 school year. One of these changes being remote learning every Wednesday. This means every student stays home and completes their assignments online. By doing this, school officials are hoping to decrease the amount of sickness in the area and especially in the school.

There are many differing opinions about working from home on Wednesdays. Senior, Kalyn Meritt says, “I love the fact that I can sleep in a little bit and work comfortably at home, sometimes I am still in my pajamas! However, the downside for me would be the google meets we have to do.” Students are expected to complete a day’s worth of assignments by midnight, unless a teacher gives a certain time for it to be turned in. If the teachers are feeling like their class needs a little extra help, or maybe they have a lesson that just really needs to be taught face-to-face, they can have a class meeting online. There are different platforms used for these meetings, but the concept is the same. Each student is visible on the screen along with the teacher. Anyone can talk or ask questions if needed. These meets help those who need to see the teaching in person and can limit the amount of confusion on the day’s work. Many students are in favor of remote learning on Wednesdays, but what about the teachers? Chemistry teacher, Mrs. Seymour says, “I feel as though it puts a lot of extra work on teachers, and it’s very time consuming, but it is worth it to be able to give students a quality education while allowing them to be home and get away from wearing masks all day.” Most at school feel the decision to do online learning on Wednesdays was a success all around, since the schedule allows students to take a break from the masks and social distancing while still getting their education.