As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the United States, public schools are closed and students are forced to stay at home to help prevent the spread of the virus. Schools in Fremont, California have notified families that schools will be closed for the rest of the school year.
The cancellation extension has left students and parents wondering what lies ahead in the next few months as the situation worsens. The shelter in place recommendations set in place by state governors has also been extended in California, until May 1st. People are being encouraged to stay at home unless they are essential workers or picking up groceries and medications.
With schools being closed and people being laid off from their jobs, there are too many free hours in the day. Social media is overflowing with posts and statuses about how to stay positive, busy, and productive while on lock down.
Yousuf Khugyani is a freshman at Kennedy High School in Fremont, California who has been stuck at home for over two weeks since schools have closed down. In this YouTube video he shares his experience with quarantine and how It has affected his education and day-to-day life.
Yousuf says that online schooling has affected his grades in a negative way and the change from in person teaching to net based learning has been extremely confusing and stressful,
“My grades are going down because the online classes are at different times and sometimes I don’t get the emails. I’m so confused all the time and my teacher keeps calling my mom but I don’t know what to do if the school is not fixing the websites and links.”
He plans on staying home, practicing self isolation with his family, exercising, video gaming, and try to keep his grades up for the rest of the year.