By: Hannah Gault
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Whether you attended school for two four-hour days or opted to stay home fully remote, I think it is easy to say that this first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year has been interesting, to say the least. For this first quarter, hybrid students with the last names beginning with A-L attended school from 8:10 am -12:25 pm on Monday and Tuesday, and students with the last names starting with M-Z attended school Wednesday and Thursday with everyone being fully remote on Fridays. Some students also chose to go fully remote, which means they do not have to go into school at all, but they do have mandatory Google Meetings on Fridays with each of their teachers.
For the first quarter students attended three out of the seven total classes, periods 1 through 3 for an hour and twenty minutes per class. With the first quarter wrapping up for students, there have been a lot of reflections over this past quarter and questions about the upcoming second half of the semester. Some students have enjoyed the new block schedule, but others would rather go at a slower pace and deal with all seven classes at once. For the second half of the semester, students will be attending four classes for only an hour each. Questions are still lingering about what the second quartermester is going to look like, but that all remains to be seen.
While this year has certainly been crazy with all the wearing of masks, temperature checking, social distancing, and other changes related to the pandemic, adjusting to the new schedule has just been one additional part of the new normal, for the time being, at Moline High School.