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Teachers and Students Take COVID-19 Precautions

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

From left to right, Summer Hale, senior; Heather Foley, senior; and Savannah Thompson, senior; stay socially distanced in Marsha Lopez's Teachers for Tomorrow class. (Courtesy Photo)

By Tabitha Giles--Eagle Staff Writer

During the 2020-21 school year, teachers, staff, and students across America and on campus are taking new precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s a lot to get used to, but it’s for the better, and they’re doing a good job,” said senior Keely Barkovich.

Students seem to be accepting of the current situation, even if it is a big transition for everyone. Some students expressed frustrations with the precautions in place at first.

“It’s a bit difficult considering we’re going to school two days a week,” said Hayley Rea, senior, “but it’s all to keep us safe.”

According to administration, students are doing a great job following precautions and staying safe on campus, and majorities of classes are online. Teachers are saying how well the students are doing and how it’s helping the situation.

“I think the school is doing the best we can to implement current recommendations to keep everyone safe. Students have been respectful of the regulations in place, and I’m proud of how students and faculty are adapting to new policies,” said Audrey Fizer, a history teacher.

Many students feel that these precautions are working well to slow the spread of coronavirus, even if there is the lingering paranoia that everyone may get sent home.

“I feel like we’re going to get sent home at some point, but we’re doing all we can, wearing masks, social distancing, eating breakfast and lunch in classrooms. We’re doing as much as possible,” said sophomore Heidi Eames.

Some students and teachers were unsure of how social distance would be able to be maintained, given the number of students in classrooms at a time and the size of our school.

“It’s good, although the six feet apart is very difficult, but students are doing a good job with that,” said Bill Ward, a long-term substitute teacher this semester.

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