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Why some high school students aren’t ready to go back to school, despite the isolation

Why some high school students aren’t ready to go back to school, despite the isolation
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By MELISSA GOMEZ

Mina Lee, a junior, plans to finish the school year remotely, even as secondary schools in L.A. prepare to reopen. She is not a fan of the Zoom-in-school hybrid setup. High school senior Isabell Diaz has a routine. She rolls out of bed half an hour before her 9 a.m. class at Los Angeles High School.

On breaks, she steps away from the screen to eat breakfast or complete chores. She has learned how to navigate online assignments and virtual club meetings. So when she learned that her school would open in late April , she had mixed emotions. “My initial thought wasn’t ‘oh my gosh, yay.’ It was ‘OK, are we sure about this? How is this going to work?’” the 17-year-old said. Then fear set in — she saw how COVID-19 crept into her home in early December and knocked down her father and two sisters.

When she realized she would take all her classes online while stuck in one classroom all day, she knew her answer: No. High school students have trudged through a year of isolation as their school lives morphed before their eyes. Theirs is a year of lost milestone experiences — missed proms, […]

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