Make Distance Learning Plus Have A Flexible Learning Schedule

Make Distance Learning Plus Have A Flexible Learning Schedule

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Student Body started this petition to Northern Humboldt Union High School District

    On July 29th  the Superintendent sent out an update concerning “Distance Learning Plus.”  In which he briefly mentioned that under the new system the Northern Humboldt Union High School District will have a “schedule with the expectation students attend at regular times.”   And while the details are still not available to us, we the student body would like to weigh in and show our strong support for creating an environment in which students are allowed to set their own schedules according to their own needs.

    For many of us having the power to set our daily routines is not just one of the few happy parts of quarantine but an absolute necessity if we are to accomplish anything in our current work environments.  A large portion of us, particularly lower-income students are under constraints that will result in a fixed schedule doing more harm than good.  Having to watch siblings, suffering from faulty internet, a stressful home environment, these are just a few of the issues that will stop us from meeting a regular schedule. And as likely as not we will end up getting penalized for our failure, serving to provide yet another unfair advantage to students that do not have such problems.  Even those of us who could get by under a mandatory schedule would prefer not to.  This is one of the few times in our lives where we have the opportunity to set our own work hours and goals for each day.  Don’t take that away from us.

    It’s our collective fear that this new regular schedule will take the form of daily lengthy zoom meetings for each class.  Robbing us of what little freedom we have left and ultimately being an exercise in futility.  It’s our firm belief that zoom will never be able to replicate the in-class experience and trying to have it do so will just create even more anxiety and frustration.  If this is your plan, please replace it with pre-recorded lectures, and standard online office hours for each class allowing those of us who need help to get it, while not constraining others.

    We understand that Distance Learning Plus is the product of lessons learned from last year and that it's currently reaching its final stages of design. But a regular schedule will not work. It's an irregular world right now and we need the flexibility to deal with it.  Placing more obligations on us would be, in the words of an unnamed student, “the hay bale that breaks the camel's back.”  The camel’s dying already. Please leave it alone.

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