BOONE COUNTY, Ky. — Beginning Monday, students in the Commonwealth will attend classes through their devices.
The move comes as Gov. Andy Beshear works to cut back the spread of COVID-19 cases.
“We went to four days a week of school, I think last week, and that didn’t even last a full week,” said Maya Nair, a high school freshman.
This week, Nair is studying virtually for her classes at Ryle High School. Last Friday, the district announced it would return to virtual learning ahead of the governor's announcement.
She says she knew in-person classes weren't going to last.
“In my head, I knew it wasn’t going to last,” Nair said.” And while the idea of all the students coming into the building is a nice idea, it’s just not possible with COVID[-19].”
Her concern is about her academics, but being in the younger class is benefiting her at the moment with distance learning.
“Well, I think as a freshman, it impacts me slightly less than some of the upperclassmen. You know some upperclassmen are in the stage where they’re taking standardized tests, so I feel kinda lucky that I’m a little bit younger when this is all going on because if I was older, honestly, I don’t know what I would do,” Nair said.
Some of the restrictions include ceasing in-person instruction for all public and private schools starting Nov. 23. Middle and high school students must remain remote until Jan. 4. Elementary schools can reopen Dec. 7 if their county is not a red zone.
Nair says she's thankful for her parents during this time.
“You know I'm lucky to have good parents that motivate me to try my best in school. My mom always wants to know what I’m learning and she’s very involved in my school but not everyone has that,” Nair said.