by Jaime Covarrubias
AUSTIN—COVID-19 has made changes to everyone’s everyday routine. These changes can be getting used to not going to the park, not hang out with friends or family, not going to work, or even going to school physically.
With IDEA Public Schools issued for all grade levels to have online learning for the rest of the school semester, students and parents are teaming up more than ever to make sure classes are still in session. Phones, tablets, desktops, and laptops have turned into the new standard way to receive education for many students.
Eight grader Beverly Covarrubias used to enjoy spending eight hours a day, five days a week learning at her middle school. The change from an everyday school routine to online learning is not something she had a smooth time transitioning into. Covarrubias had to adjust entirely to new learning habits and come up with activities that did not involve physical contact with others but did take up her free time.
“There more assignments now than there was before,” Covarrubias said. “I rather go to school to be with my friends and learn from actual teachers instead of a screen.”