Mustangs adjusting to class variations

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Ryan Hanson– Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the lives of Mustangs and their families have been altered drastically.  One major change is the variation in class sizes.

Some classrooms have 20 students while others have as few as six.

This change is due to social distancing policies and the new hybrid/eLearning/full-time schedules.  

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LRHS discipline dean Jacob Sponsel stated, “The different modalities of learning and restraints in the classrooms have most definitely affected the courses for Mustangs. The school wants to have as many selections as possible but because of the virus, we have been limited.”

Many teachers have also had to take on additional classes that they may have not taught before or work with mixed classes.

Spanish teacher Ivaana Klammer who predominantly teaches Spanish three, four, and Advance Placement (AP) Spanish has found herself teaching all these students at the same time in the same classroom.

In addition, new rules and procedures to protect students such as social distancing, mask wearing, and constant hand washing, have impacted the classroom further.

Although it has been a lot to adjust to, teachers and Mustangs say they are getting back into a routine of being back at school.