Helping Hands

Teachers work overtime to ensure quarantined students have a good learning experience

Eloisa Mello Almas, Reporter

Wakeland teachers prepare for quarantined students by making sure students have the right tools to succeed.

This year COVID-19 has interfered with a lot of things, most importantly, students’ education. Students who either have COVID-19 or had direct contact with someone with the virus stay at home and learn virtually for up to 14 days. 

“I liked [virtual learning] because it was more self-paced, but some things were harder because it was a new subject so I hadn’t been introduced to it yet so I had to learn it all by myself,” sophomore Zeina Kachkouche said.

Although it may be difficult for the students, the same can be said for the teachers. Although their schedule and dynamic may vary for some teachers, others don’t seem to be as affected. 

I prepare for quarantined students the same way I would if they are in person,” Coach Oglesbee said.

Teachers work hard to accommodate quarantined students and provide them with different options.

I adapt the live lesson to an online lesson by providing a specific tab in Canvas just for the quarantine students. I update the information on the calendar daily. Tutorials via Zoom are offered 3 mornings a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. (Monday and Tuesday and Thursday),” French teacher Madam Watt said.

A teacher can make an impact in a student’s education. That is why it’s so important that virtual students get the same assistance as in person students.