BV has announced the Hybrid learning will continue into Feb. Student opinion is strong.


BVSD tweet regarding Feb. 2021 learning modes

Kailey DeWitt, Guest Writer

When I hear the words “online school” it makes me want to curl up into a ball and cry. Thinking about all the assignments I haven’t finished, the video calls, and the stress of upcoming tests freaks me out. Sitting in my room all day looking at a screen of people probably feeling the same way I do makes me want to bawl. The experience, the excitement, and just the fact of going to school is only a memory to students. When I thought about being in high school I thought about the sports games and people I would meet. I never thought I would be meeting people over a screen or get a text just to find out your game was cancelled due to safety for players.

Online school impacts more than just a student’s school life, it also affects life out of school. For me I feel like it makes people more lonely and sad. It makes you not as confident in yourself and ruins your self esteem. It ruins relationships with people like your family and friends since you have been with them for so long. But, the one thing I think it has ruined the most is MY SLEEP SCHEDULE. Since school is online half of the time, it doesn’t give anyone a reason to go to bed at night. For example, when you go to bed at 3 a.m. and end up having to wake up at 7:45 a.m. it makes you feel like you’re not even alive the next morning (speaking from experience).

Online school, full-time or part-time, is not a good choice for students. It is hard for kids to pay attention to what they are doing especially since they have a phone beside them 24/7. It also causes people to procrastinate a lot because the feel like they have time to complete the assignment later. Personally, I feel like in-person school is a better option because not only do I feel like I learn better in this environment, but I also do not get as distracted by anything. I feel like it causes me not to procrastinate as much. When I am in school I am a much better student with better grades and more positive energy. Online schooling is not a good choice for students to learn.