Nautica Lessley// BHS Maroon Tribune// Berthoud CO// 1/21/2021
The Coronavirus has affected students everywhere in lots of different ways. With so much variety in how students can learn, schools are finding it difficult to find a sturdy platform for students to use full time during this pandemic. Students at BHS have spent this year going back and forth from doing school online to doing it in person with a mask on.
This routine is not ideal for students because of how inconsistent and unreliable it can be, and these drastic changes in the learning environment have affected students' grades in all different ways. Some students have just done the best that they can while working online and tried not to have their grades be drastically affected by Covid19.
When asked if her grades have been affected negatively or positively by Covid19 freshman Amber Hedilius responded with “both because doing the work at home makes things hard to understand but I have a lot more time to understand them”. So many students like her are being affected negatively and positively which makes this time confusing for students all over. When asked how doing school online had been for her learning she said “I like school much better in person but we’ve done it online for so long it's just what I'm used to now”.
Adapting to school during quarantine isn’t ideal and it’s not a good experience for a lot of students, and it’s especially difficult and confusing for freshmen.
Some students’ grades and mindsets have been affected negatively by Covid19. For example, when freshman Axel C. at BHS was asked these questions; ‘how has the school experience been during quarantine?’, ‘Did your grades change throughout the quarter?’ and ‘has online school been easier/ more helpful than in person school?’.
Axel answered with “School has just been pretty boring since there's no in person interactions. My grades are pretty low and honestly it’s just hard to find motivation when we’re doing school online all the time and even though there's not as many distractions, it is not easier at home.”
Adapting to school during quarantine isn’t ideal and it’s not a good experience for a lot of students, and it’s especially difficult and confusing for freshmen. Has the Coronavirus affected your grades negatively since school has been online?