Students Look to New Schedule

Izzy Silva, Writer

Once again, Loyola is switching to a new hybrid schedule.  As if the last few changes haven’t been confusing enough, Loyola released a new hybrid schedule on Wed, Oct 14.

Loyola’s new hybrid schedule goal as stated by Principal Heintz is to  “… maximize in-person, on campus learning”.  

With high hopes for the future, Principal Heintz’s earlier email said, “… we are now developing our plan to double the number of students on campus each day.”

If all goes well and we keep our healthy environment going, this new schedule will go into effect on Mon, Oct 19.

But, what does this mean for the students?  How will this affect us at school?  Well, to be completely honest the effects of the plan are still uncertain.  But, we can only hope that it will be better.  The hopes for the new schedule are to most likely as we know increase in-person learning.  But, it can also be a great opportunity to meet new people safely. 

“I sometimes wish I could be in school all the time but I enjoy being able to watch Netflix during my free periods.  I also like being able to make whatever I want for lunch,” stated freshman Emily Samaritano. 

The new schedule gives us more chances to get off the computer and Zoom calls and actually see and talk to others in-person.  “I feel like the schedule is refreshing.  I mean it’s nice to stay home but it’s nice to get out and have a change of scenery,” said freshman Allison Tamas.

However, the new schedule does have its drawbacks.  As freshman Marin Rooney said, “I enjoy being able to do whatever during my free periods, but e-learning is very draining sometimes.”

So, as you can see there are some positives and negatives to this new hybrid schedule.  Overall, it seems that the students are excited to be in-person more often and be able to see people. It will be fun to see what the new schedule will officially be like.  But, for now we can just wait to see what happens next.