Chris Ybarra, Editor-In-Chief
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all Lampasas students K-12 will earn credit through remote learning for the remainder of the school year.
LHS students are assigned electronic and/or written materials weekly. All students must stay home and learn from a distance for their safety.
Remote learning started the week of March 23.
Students who have internet access at home are assigned class work online on Canvas. Students who do not have internet access need to pick up packets from the front of the high school on Fridays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Senior Brianna Smith feels conflicted about ending her senior year digitally.
“Being my last year at LHS, I feel really bummed out that I’m missing out on the last months of school and now I’m having to do everything online,” Smith said. “It’s not really ideal doing everything on the Chromebooks. I’d rather be at school and learn in the classroom.”
Junior Hannah Gessner is adapting to the change but still has a difficult time trying to understand and keep up with the material given to her digitally.
“I understand that we have to take precautions to stay safe, but doing our work through the Chromebooks is really difficult,” Gessner said. “All the work the teachers assign just kind of clutters up, and if I have a question I’ll have to email my teacher, which might take a while since they are working on replying to other students.”
Having to do school work from home is causing some students to not do their work. Principal Joey McQueen has sent voicemails and Spotlight videos advising all students to pick up their work as soon as possible. Staff members will take homework packets to the student’s car and will accept finished work as well as any due library books.
Sophomore Alexis Hamilton enjoys seeing familiar staff members greeting her at the front of the school for homework pick ups.
“It’s very complicated trying to learn from home, but I do enjoy getting to see the teachers and staff on Fridays when I go and drop off my work,” Hamilton said. “I really do hope things will get better and we can go back to learning at school.”