Students return to school for face-to-face lectures

Christian Gallardo, Staff Editor

The new hybrid schedule will go into effect with in-person lectures for two days of the week, while they spend the remainder of the week remotely at home. Students also have the option to remain virtual. At the beginning of the new semester, parents and students were given a survey to pick which schedule they wanted. 

Junior Tristan Endlich thinks students are going to get tired of wearing masks all day and will want to take them off and therefore will not be participating in the new hybrid schedule.

 I personally don’t think that this new schedule is going to be effective,” Tristan said.  “I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to go back full time, it’s just that now is not the time.” 

Coach Jacob Heidenreich said that he believes that it’ll be effective if followed correctly. He said that most students and teachers haven’t worn a mask for an extended period of time, so it could be an issue.

I see some students not wanting to wear a mask so who knows. 

English teacher teacher Norma Ortiz agrees that it will get tiresome for students.

“I think it looks good on paper, but I think when you get to the daily grind of having to wear a mask all day and having to maintain social distancing” Ortiz said. 

Norma Ortiz also said that she thinks that the state should have considered teachers to also get a vaccine along with people over the age of 65 and medical personnel. Ortiz, along with parents like Roman Esparza, believe that the hybrid schedule is the best thing we have at this point in time. 

“I think it’s a step towards some type of normalcy,” Esparza said. “I don’t think that we can live in a state of perpetual readiness, and by that, I mean we can’t live enclosed in our homes.

The hybrid schedule is the best of both worlds, according to Esparza.

“We got to start making some type of an effort,” Esparza said. “It gradually gets the students back into the swing of things.”