Pius X High School in Lincoln moving to half day classes
Currently, students are alternating which class periods they attend as COVID-19 cases surge in the community.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Pius X High School in Lincoln began a half-day schedule on Thursday, January 13, in an effort to proactively reduce the impact on students and teachers missing school due to illness or needing to quarantine.
Currently, students are alternating which class periods they attend. Meaning they attend periods 1 through 4 one day, and periods 5 through 8 the next.
The school plans to be under this new schedule for a total of six days but will extend if the administration feels it is necessary. Tom Korta the chief administrative officer said parents would receive a notice by mid-week next week if they plan to extend this schedule.
So far, Pius X has been able to cover all the classes where a teacher was out, but that is one of the reasons they decided to move to this schedule as it is easier to cover four periods a day compared to the full eight.
Korta feels like the first two days on this new schedule have been good for staff and administration, as it gives them some time to work through new COVID protocols.