What Is Changing In The North


| S. Oglesby

With distance learning as the new normal, scenes like this from NNHS’s 2019 graduation may become relics of the past.

- Jackson Fish

NPS teachers were given roughly two weeks to adapt to the new normal of distance learning due to COVID-19. Some teachers switched classes to virtual formats such as Zoom or Google Meets; others are simply posting assignments on Google Classroom in efforts to keep classes progressing until May 13th. Grades have been frozen as of March 13th, and will carry over to the fourth semester. All assignments are considered to be for enrichment during distance learning. This means student grades cannot decrease, but students can complete work assigned by teachers to raise fourth quarter grades. May 13th will be the last day of instruction causing the rest of the school year to be cut short.

| Darko Novakovic – [email protected]
Student in class having an exam in school

    Students are missing out when it comes to distance learning because the virus has caused events to either be postponed or canceled entirely. For example, events like prom, sports, and plays are getting canceled, while testing and graduation for the class of 2020 are being postponed to later dates.

| The Record Online
Some universities will waive the SAT/ACT score requirement for prospective students effective immediately.

Colleges have taken note of the struggle high schoolers are experiencing, and worry if students will come back for the next scheduled semester. Some colleges like University of California, University of Oregon, and University of Washington have taken the step to waive the requirement of ACT or SAT test scores for class of 2021 applicants. Further information concerning COVID-19 and education is being emailed to parents and students.