Students who chose the hybrid learning program at the beginning of the school year are now attending school either in the morning or the afternoon.
Last names starting with A-K attend school from 8:25 to 11: 25 a.m. and L-Z attend from 12:25-3:25 p.m. This system has been in action since Nov. 12.
About the schedule, English teacher Melissa Rainey said, “I think, like most things, that there are benefits and drawbacks to each schedule… I liked virtual for selfish reasons, the most important of which was that I had more time in my day to grade and plan, but we need to be back in school, so if this is the best way to do it, then it’s the best way to do it.”
Some students have expressed concern over keeping track of assignments through Canvas while also being in person.
Senior Hannah Gutweiler said, “I like getting verbal reminders when we are in class, but sometimes it’s hard to remember to check for asynchronous assignments while also doing homework from synchronous class.”
This will be Addie Palmquist’s first year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her freshman year.