For anyone who doesn’t want to read what seems like a 5,000 page slideshow about the phase-in process you’ve come to the right place. The phase-in process has five different phases which were passed by the NEISD Board of Trustees on Thursday, Aug. 13. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we’re all hoping to get to Stage Five this academic school year.
Phase one, we still are online but some students are allowed back. There are a total of five students that are permitted into a class. They were chosen to go back for a personal reason or you were one of the select few who got picked out of a raffle. If you were chosen then you were given the opportunity to return to the campus on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
“It’s definitely something to get used to, but it’s not going to be forever, sooner or later everything will hopefully get back to normal,” sophomore Analise Lopez said.
If not chosen then the students would stay online till the second phase. For online students there has been a lot of mixed emotions.
“The pros of being online is if we didn’t understand the material we can rewatch the videos of class, but the cons are that I don’t get to socialize,” sophomore Maggie Vargas said.
Phase two, three, and four are basically the exact same; they slowly bring kids back onto the campus by adding five more students to a classroom. You can, through this whole process stay online if approved by TEA.
Phase five is the light at the end of this dark tunnel we all get to go back to school on campus. We finally get to be in class with our teachers and classmates that we all miss so much. Though the only way for us to reach phase five is we get control over COVID-19 in our community. Now one really knows how this will play out, so we’re in for a nice treat this school year.
“You must go through the rain to get to the rainbow,” sophomore Madison Hefford said.