Virtual, Hybrid, or All In-Person Classes?

Let’s take a look on how WCHS students and administrators feel about the 2020-2021 schedule.

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Adi Penrod

All in-person students at WCHS work on their articles in Digital Journalism.

The 2020-2021 school year has been a roller coaster for many students around the globe. With the Coronavirus still defeating the human population in 2021, many counties in Kentucky have changed schedules many times for the safety of students statewide. Read on for a discussion of how these different schedules have worked and what options they have offered.

How can we determine which schedule is best during this pandemic?

Parents/students have the option to be completely virtual the school year of 2020-2021(meaning they will not return to school), or parents/students can decide if they want to be in person if possible.

There are four zones to which the county decides what schedule the schools are going to be in.

The red zone: This means there are plenty of Covid-19 cases in the county, meaning students are usually virtual.

The orange zone: Think of it as a “warning”. There are some cases of Covid-19 in the county, however, the superintendent decides whether students can be in hybrid or all-in-person.

The yellow zone: This is a precautionary zone. School, businesses, and dining are allowed to be open during this time. 

The green zone: This is the safest zone for students and administrators and can return to full capacity. 

If you want to learn about the risks of Covid-19 in Woodford County, click here!

Virtual Learning

This is the virtual schedule from Monday, January 11, 2021, to Friday, January 15, 2021. (Amanda Best)

Students and teachers who attend Woodford County High School during the 2020-2021 school year have faced google meets. The start of both the first and second semesters has started virtually. Wednesdays were off days for students in Woodford County.

Lack of motivation for some students increased during this time and led to many missing assignments.

 

Virtual school really took a toll on my mental health.”

— Ella Moran (10th)

Ella Moran (10th) poses before an interview at WCHS. (Adi Penrod)

 

Hybrid Schedule

During hybrid, students who choose to be in-person went to school twice a week.

Group A students attend school on Tuesday and Thursday.

Group B students attend school on Wednesday and Friday. 

This is the hybrid schedule for Tuesday, February 9, 2021, to Friday, February 12, 2021. (Amanda Best)

On Mondays, students and administrators stayed home and joined a Google Meet for each class of that day.

This is the hybrid schedule for Monday, February 8, 2021. (Amanda Best)

All In-Person Classes

Students who chose to be in person, go to school five days a week. This is similar to a regular day in school, however, advisory and hive aren’t on the schedule. Students and administrators must walk one way in the hallways as the arrows on the floor guide them.

Homecoming, Jacketfest, pep rallies, and other events have not happened this year, which is sad to say least as we cannot continue our traditions this school year.

For more information about Kentucky’s response to Covid-19, click here!

Let’s have a conversation with WCHS students and administrators about this difficult time in our lives:

Adi Penrod
Adi Penrod