Tyler Dugas

Keep Yellow Schedule 1.0

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A few weeks ago, the School Board decided to change the schedule at Noble High because parents were complaining about their children "not having enough work". As a result, students who were previously falling behind or just getting by are getting overwhelmed by the amount of school work they're now facing. Last school year when COVID hit and Noble shut down, many students failed their classes due to the change in scenery. Working from home isn't easy for many people, so for those who get work done more productively in a classroom environment, one day a week in school isn't enough to completely get caught up in all classes. With COVID restrictions, one day a week in school is reasonable. But having 8 one-hour classes in two days at home for many students is impossible. Some people have the argument that their teachers are using the extra class for more work time instead of more work assigned, but that isn't the case for every teacher. The solution the School Board came up with is damaging students' grades and mental health.

This petition was created to suggest alternatives and to propose that it would be a better solution to keep 2 classes a day for the remote days.

Alternative solution from students;

Instead of giving us more class time and more work, we could do something like KT in a normal school year. Class time where not all students must be, but a student can schedule themselves to a meeting if they have missing assignments or students can choose to drop in during these times to ask a question. This could also work as a place they can go while they are doing work and feel like they are in a classroom setting. Students that have no missing assignments and are passing their classes would have that time to do other activities and get a bit of a break rather than constantly being bombarded with more work.

Another solution for parents who are complaining about their child not having enough work (as I cannot imagine a student being upset about a lack of classwork); sign up for honors classes to give yourself an extra push. Not only will that improve your GPA, but it wouldn't be punishing students who struggle in school.

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