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The Evanstonian

Junior Foster Ellen sits in a hybrid classroom.

Teachers reflect on hybrid challenges, accommodations

Eden Drajpuch, Sari Oppenheimer, and Avi Shapira April 26, 2021
While returning for hybrid instruction was optional for students, most staff members, unless afforded accommodations, returned to in-person instruction.
White students make up two-thirds of hybrid opt-ins

White students make up two-thirds of hybrid opt-ins

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 22, 2021

On March 1, ETHS announced that it will transition to a hybrid learning model on April 15—almost 13 months to the day after the school shut down. The announcement, made in an email sent to students...

A brief timeline of ETHS’s reopening journey

A brief timeline of ETHS’s reopening journey

Avi Shapira and Sofia Williams March 22, 2021

Since the March 12, 2020 announcement that students wouldn’t return to ETHS classrooms for three weeks—a time span which quickly lengthened—an air of uncertainty has surrounded the school’s education...

Teachers react to in-person announcement

Teachers react to in-person announcement

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 22, 2021

On March 1, ETHS announced its plan to begin hybrid learning on April 14. Coming almost 13 months to the day after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a nationwide shutdown that, among everything else, impacted...

Opinion | Thoughts from Black Student Union on school reopening

Black Student Union March 22, 2021

The following was submitted by the Black Student Union. On March 1, ETHS released its re-opening plan to staff, students and their families. This plan expressed a new hybrid model of learning, a result...

Restrictions under a hybrid model create a far cry from a standard school experience.

Predominantly white advocacy group for reopening sees success

Sari Oppenheimer, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2021

As the summer of 2020 began to wind down, both District 65 and District 202 had yet to announce their plans for the coming school year. The uncertainty over remote versus in-person learning left some parents...

Students participate in a titration lab.
Photo courtesy of Tina Lulla

In-person experiences offer social and academic benefits

Louise Bond and Tarek Anthony March 22, 2021

After 11 months of ETHS being largely unoccupied by students, the school administration announced that it will be offering opportunities for in-person experiences for athletics, clubs and activities, fine...

Day in the life of a hybrid student

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 5, 2021

* What follows is not the most conventional Evanstonian story. Rather, it is an attempt to imagine what a day in hybrid learning, which will begin for ETHS students on April 15 for those who opt-in, might...

ETHS announces hybrid plan to begin in April

ETHS announces hybrid plan to begin in April

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 2, 2021

On March 1, ETHS announced that it will transition to a hybrid learning model on April 15—almost 13 months to the day after the school shut down. The announcement, made in an email sent to students...

ETHS announces in-person experiences

ETHS announces in-person experiences

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor February 2, 2021

Updated Feb. 10: After almost 11 months away from ETHS, students will be allowed to reenter the building in the coming weeks with the rollout of in-person experiences and activities.  Announced...

Tradeoffs and Triages: Students navigate mental health in e-learning

Tradeoffs and Triages: Students navigate mental health in e-learning

Trigger Warning: The following story contains information regarding mental health issues that may trigger some readers. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The Mental Health...

Opinion | E-learning expectations must factor in student mental health

Linnea Mayo, Assistant Opinion Editor November 16, 2020

With the first quarter already complete, students and teachers alike experienced one of the strangest starts to their school year. With various e-learning moderations implemented since March of last year,...