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Vice principal shares challenges of pandemic

Crystal Diaz April 16, 2021

How do you feel about going 100 percent? I feel confident. We had procedures in place when we were at 25 percent and then we went to 50 percent, and now we are at 100 percent. We still have roughly...

Juniors Henry Odens and Thomas Moot work together in their second hour precalculus class April 12. Park transitioned to in-person learning April 12.

Park returns to unlimited learning

Gillian Kapinos April 12, 2021

After her first day in unlimited learning, sophomore Amelia McGregor said the move was beneficial for students and ran smoothly with the safety measures in place. “Going (to) 100% will really help...

Students walk to their classes April 9. Plans to remain three feet apart for social distancing.

Park implements buffer before unlimited capacity

Harris Keekley April 9, 2021

According to junior Will Dooley, he believes although he learns better in a school environment, he is more concerned for the health of everyone else. “Personally I feel like the move towards 100 percent...

Math teacher Ms. Webster meets with her students on Zoom Feb. 11. Distance learning has provided students and teachers with many learning opportunities.

Pandemic brings learning opportunity

Bahaja Alisahal, Tobias Khabie, and Henry Harper March 16, 2021

As the one-year anniversary of distance learning approaches, students and teachers such as English teacher Andy Wilkes have learned many lessons from this unprecedented time. “It’s forced us to...

100 percent capacity will put online students at disadvantage

100 percent capacity will put online students at disadvantage

Johanna Kaplan March 16, 2021

From falling behind on schoolwork to social isolation, students in Cohort C have not had it easy. They will remain online for the rest of the year while Cohorts A and B will return in-person at 100 percent...

Freshman Evie Schmitz works on an assignment during her synchronous, first period French class Feb. 25. Park will combine Cohorts A and B to attend school in-person four days a week beginning April 12.

Schedule change to exclude asynchronous classes

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte March 15, 2021

After spending most of the year with a mix of asynchronous and synchronous classes, freshman Niya Hollie said the switch to full in-person classes will demand too much energy from students. “It’s...

Students walk through the hallway Oct. 26. Park returned to hybrid learning at 50 percent Nov. 22.

Hybrid with no assigned capacity to begin

Talia Lissauer and Tobias Khabie March 8, 2021

In a meeting March 8, the School Board unanimously approved an update to the Safe Learning Plan allowing the transition to hybrid with no assigned capacity. Students who are in Cohort A and B have the...

A student works in the cafeteria Feb. 25. Superintendent Astien Osei will presenting a potential start date to hybrid to the School Board March 8.

Return date for 100 percent to be announced

Talia Lissauer and Oliver Smith March 7, 2021

In an effort to work with Gov. Time Walz updated guidance to create more in-person learning opportunities, superintendent Astein Osei said he will present a plan to return all students in Cohorts A and...

Classroom connection reappears in distance learning

Classroom connection reappears in distance learning

Aisha Hersi March 6, 2021

Through the screen of my computer, I could see the bubbling excitement on my teachers’ faces as they welcomed students back to hybrid learning on Feb. 22. Their enthusiastic moods radiated onto me, giving...

Park should integrate Cohorts A, B

Jayde Claussen March 4, 2021

With the return to hybrid at 50 percent capacity, the question of when normality will return becomes even more prevalent. While opposers of full-time in person learning say it is unsafe, science proves...

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