Because of the new social distancing guidelines created to limit the spread of COVID-19, class scheduling was changed in the beginning of the school year in order to reduce the amount of students in the hallways. Instead of students from all grades, including seventh and eighth graders, moving from classroom to classroom, only ninth through twelfth grade students switch classrooms after each period. The seventh and eighth graders stay in one classroom all day and the teachers move from classroom to classroom. This has also helped to reduce the amount of people the students come in contact with in order to keep classrooms cleaner and safer.
“I think that keeping seventh and eighth grade students in one classroom throughout the entire day worked extremely well in reducing the spread of the virus. With even more students staying in one classroom throughout the day because of the switch, hopefully COVID-19 cases will continue to decrease even more,” said English teacher Ms. Take.
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The seventh grade students are eager to start moving around the school building and start switching classrooms after each class period.
During the fourth marking period, the administration has decided to switch which grade levels will be moving around the building in an effort to give the seventh and eighth grade students a chance to have a “real high school experience.” Starting on April 19, ninth through twelfth grade students will receive their new classroom numbers and seventh and eighth grade students will receive new class schedules, which will include movement between classrooms.
“I’m glad that the seventh and eighth grade students will get a feel for what high school is like since they’ll be moving from class to class. I think it will be a good opportunity for them to meet new students who they haven’t shared a class with previously and it’ll help them break out in a new environment,” said junior Vaccine Gun Kelly.