Feelings Differ on Virtual Learning


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Due to Covid-19 most of the 2020 school year has been online.

Melanie Smith, 8th Grade

Every person has a different opinion about online learning.  The year 2020 has been very different due to the Corona-virus. When you go out you have to wear a mask, people have to stay six feet apart, and school has mostly been online. 

Bonnie Smith, who has a family member attending West Jessamine Middle School, thinks that online is alright.  

“Online school is not the best option,” Smith states, “but it is better than no school at all. My child stresses a lot about her grade and school work more than she does when she’s in-person school.” 

WJMS math teacher Sarah Waite sees both positives and negatives to online learning. 

“I love how the students have more responsibility,” Waite explains, “but it can be very stressful especially when my students don’t turn in their assignments on time.” 

Spending time extra time with family has been a bonus that has come with COVID.

“The kids are home more with their family.” Smith states.

During the first semester, Jessamine County Schools has switched from virtual to in-person, to a hybrid model and back to virtual.

“The hardest part about switching back and forth from in-person classes to online classes is remembering the schedules.” Waite explains. 

At the end of the day online school may not as great as in-person but it is what we have for the time being.

“I think they are more engaged in-person because they are one on one with the teacher in-person,” Smith claims, “But, they have to just do the best with what they have to work with.”