On Wednesday, Feb. 3, FCBOE will be going back to the green schedule.
FCBOE ran on a hybrid schedule since Jan. 15. Brick-and-mortar students were split back into their A and B groups, alternating between two days at school and two days at home virtually. Students have had mixed views on going back to green from the hybrid schedule.
“Honestly, on the positive side, I get to meet all my friends who were in different groups so that’s what I like about it,” said senior William Lee. “But on the negative aspect, I wonder what the school is thinking, because I think going hybrid or green should not be determined by the case number as the danger still exists and this whole pandemic is not really over yet.”
According to FCBOE’s Jan. 29 Weekly COVID-19 Report, there is one positive case and 10 in quarantine at McIntosh.
This is the green schedule:
First Period: 8:35-9:23 a.m.
Second Period: 9:29-10:17 a.m.
Third Period: 10:23-11:11 a.m.
Fourth Period: 11:17 a.m.-1:03 p.m.
A Lunch: 11:11-11:36 a.m.
B Lunch: 11:40 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
C Lunch: 12:09-12:34 p.m.
D Lunch: 12:38-1:03 p.m.
Fifth Period: 1:09-1:57 p.m.
Sixth Period: 2:03-2:51 p.m.
Seventh Period: 2:57-3:45 p.m.
Car Riders, Walkers, & Golf Cart Drivers Dismissed: 3:45 p.m.
Car Drivers & Students Staying for Afternoon Activities Dismissed: 3:48 p.m.
Bus Riders Dismissed: 3:51 p.m.
“While I am excited to see the students from the other group and be a full class again,” said senior Brooke Winters, I have concerns about transitioning back to green. It still feels like there is an alarming number of students at McIntosh testing positive, even if they aren’t catching it at school.”
Similarly, Junior Owen Thomas is worried about the numbers and how they will affect the baseball season.
“I’m against [going back to green] just because of the risk of going red and that means no baseball,” said Thomas
Although some students have concerns about going back to green, others are happy about going back to green.
“I like the green schedule better because I like when everyone is here at the same time,” said senior Gabby Ricci. “This way I get to see all of my friends.”
Junior Madeline Graph also has a positive attitude about the change.
“Although I like the flexibility of the yellow schedule, going back to green means that our numbers are decreasing, and I want to go through all of those ‘high school experiences’ that I’ve missed out on,” said Graph.