Masking and Screening

Although students have been learning virtually from home, extracurricular activities have been on campus preparing for the upcoming year

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Students mask up to come to school for various organizations to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Ashley Deckert & Paris Bashlor, Reporters

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have been forced to shut down and transition to online learning. However, some extracurriculars have been able to come to campus so they don’t skip a beat.   

Extracurriculars such as tennis, WIN-TV, yearbook, soccer, Legacy Line, Student Council, and football have been spotted on campus for practices, meetings, or camps, all taking precautions to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and most importantly for the safety of the students and staff. 

Before practice, we have to check in to a QR code each time to document attendance and receive hand sanitizer,” varsity tennis player Trey Salyer said. 

Most sports seem to be taking similar precautions. “Precautions we take this year are staying six feet apart and wearing a gator [over] our faces the [entire] time we practice,” varsity soccer player Sydney Deckert said.

Extracurricular activities may be on campus, but that does not mean practices will be the same as before the pandemic. 

“Football is different this year because we can’t use the weight room. We can’t put on pads till September 3rd,” JV football player Jared Mauzey said. 

All organizations have been affected by the Coronavirus and have had to adjust. 

“Our camps and practices have been different because we aren’t allowed to spend too much time together, eat together, take photos with each other, or visit with one another like we used to,” Legacy Line Sergeant Emily Guess said.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused many things to change and all students and staff must adapt to a new routine come Thursday, September 3 (B Day), which is the first day of face to face school.