Students adapt to schools implementing distance education
(FOX 9) – Zach Ruhr, 15, said there had been rumors that distance learning could happen, but when he heard them late on Monday it was still a bit of a shock.
“My initial reaction was that it can’t happen… it has happened before,” Ruhr told FOX 9’s Rob Olson.
As a freshman at Maple Grove High School, he said he hasn’t personally noticed many issues with COVID. But the district says some schools have up to a quarter of their staff absent, and so the choice had to be made to go online until next week – a very sudden change, and with that, an unstable start so. that students and teachers change abruptly on short notice.
“A few times I’ve been to a Google meeting and I’m wondering why am I here? I feel like it’s going to last a little longer because the days go by so slowly,” Ruhr said.
The list of schools is growing and schools recognize that it can be difficult for parents, as well as students.
Osseo-Maple Grove says they have mental health therapists – counselors, social workers and school nurses all available to help children and to reach out when needed.
Meanwhile, Zach says he’s fine, just a little shocked at how quickly this has happened.
“It seemed to be the same old day, but then here we are,” Ruhr said.