Virtual Students coming back for the fourth marking period


Caroline Nagle

Abbey Snyder is one of a group of students returning to B-A for full-time learning during the fourth nine weeks.

Caroline Nagle

Throughout this school year, students have been in and out of school as a result of measures to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it be because students didn’t feel comfortable coming back to school or because of the school sending us virtual after Thanksgiving, in-person attendance has fluctuated.

Now with the fourth marking period upon us, many students came back to school for the final few weeks of school. There are 37 students who decided to continue with virtual learning, which may sound like a lot; however, 18 students came back, with the majority of students coming back being juniors and seniors. 

“I have been rooting for the upperclassmen to come back. I think students having the in person learning experience is a positive and necessary part of post secondary education,” High School Principal Mr. Richard Schreier explained.  

A large majority of students who came back were upperclassman with 13 students coming back in total between the junior and senior class. 

“My dad and I noticed Bellwood was being more safe with the COVID-19 restrictions and taking the necessary precautions and we felt comfortable with me coming back for the fourth marking period,” said junior Brianna Partner. 

The biggest group of students that came back were seniors so they could enjoy, or at least be here for, their last marking period as high school students. 

“I was glad to come back and see all my favorite teachers like Senora and Mr. McNaul, but other than that, I can’t wait to graduate in June,” senior Abbey Snyder said. 

Commencement will take place this year on June 2.