Hybrid head outs

After deciding to participate in the hybrid schedule, some students have dropped out for various reasons.


Matt Ross

Currently, the hybrid schedule allows students to attend classes on campus two times a week, if students choose to do so.

Granite Bay High School’s hybrid schedule allows for students to once again be able to attend class in person with many Covid-19 regulations for safety.  Aspects like wearing a mask at all times when on campus, remaining six feet apart and limiting classes to only 30% of capacity are some of the regulations implemented.  

Many students have recognized the immediate dangers of going to school and chose to stay home full time.  Others chose to take the risk to be able to see friends and speak to teachers face to face, but some students are beginning to regret that choice and are no longer coming into school.

“It was fine at first, the Covid-19 safety regulations at times seems a little overbearing,” senior Drake Domme said “I felt like I was being herded like a sheep to class and also wearing a mask all day is difficult to say the least.  Overall I came to the conclusion that the risk is not worth the reward; I like being able to do class from bed rather than at school in a mask.”

Due to the recent rise in cases of Covid-19, California has once again moved down a tier into the purple, or in other words, the danger zone.  Many other students are taking this lead believing that it is simply too risky to their friends and family.  

I could be in class with my teacher but only listen to her through Zoom. It feels like there really is no difference between working from home or at school.

— Camille Garcia

“I like being able to go back to school, but it just isn’t the same,” senior Camille Garcia said. “I don’t really enjoy going on Zoom while being in class and wearing headphones all period.  I could be in class with my teacher but only listen to her through Zoom. It feels like there really is no difference between working from home or at school.”

Some classes, like ceramics or the visual and performing arts, do not translate to online.  Many students are finding the reason that they do hybrid is just for those classes that can’t transition well to online.  Otherwise, Zoom is still used for english and math even if a student attends class in person.

“I ended up dropping out of the hybrid schedule because coming into class did not make sense to me in the slightest,” senior Garrett Paxton said. “I would walk into my classes to do the exact same Zoom call I normally would do from home, but I have to wear a mask 24/7.”

Every student has a different idea of what the school should do – some say it’s not worth it to come back unless normalcy is attained, while others say that online should be kept for the remainder of the year.