Story by Gracie Vanover
Over the month of April many students and faculty have had questions about what the rest of the school year would look like. Governor Eric Holcomb offered two options: complete 160 school days or 20 days of eLearning. On Tuesday, April 14 superintendent Brad Snyder announced that New Albany-Floyd County Schools would continue through May 21, which would give NAFCS the required number of days.
With the extension into May, NAFCS has decided to adjust the school week.
“Beginning next week e-Learning will take place Tuesday through Thursday with the remaining weekdays being teacher planning days. That schedule will take us through May 21,” said principal Rob Willman.
Although this is a final decision many students do not find the continuation of eLearning through May to be beneficial.
“I know it’s hard to teach virtually but I don’t feel like I’m retaining any knowledge,” said senior Halle Naumann. “I’m just trying to get it done and submitted.”
For events like Class Night and Prom, dates are uncertain at this time.
“For seniors, we are looking at a couple of events that will be done virtually such as Class Night, Class Day and Baccalaureate. Firm dates or format have yet to be decided upon and will be communicated to you soon,” said Willman.
In his video, Snyder did address changes to graduation, including a postponement of ceremonies.
“We want to announce the postponement of our May 31 graduation ceremonies at both high schools. We want to provide some type of graduation experience for the Class of 2020. We know they’ve achieved an incredible milestone, but we also need to be cautious with the highly communicable nature of this public health risk,” said Snyder in the announcement. “We haven’t given up, but we are canceling [graduation on] May 31.”
If students have any needs from the school it is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday and between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Students are free to come in during those times to retrieve materials like books and personal belongings.
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