Distance learning during a pandemic

Taft second grader Jazlyn Himrod joins her classmates in Mrs. Miller's class from a safe distance at home. It has become the norm since school has been closed since March 16. Submitted photo.

More than 100 fidgety kindergarten students gathered around their computers last Thursday evening for the last class session of an unanticipated and highly eventful 2019-20 school year.
As kindergarten instructor Staci Matson asked parents to put their computers on mute so the virtual Zoom class could begin, the class seemed worlds away from what a normal end of the school year day would be.
It served as a goodbye to retiring Elementary Principal and a welcome to new Elementary Principal Ryan Fedders (Taft).
Bruder has been joining many of the weekly Zoom meetings for elementary students and sat in front of his computer for 13 last Thursday.
Matson said she has been Zooming her kindergarten class one day a week since classes ended in mid-March.
Read more about distance learning in this week's installment of our Impacts of COVID-19 on Humboldt County series — Education, in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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