Student support

School district may take away support time for students


Student Support. The school district incorporates support times into the daily school schedule hours. “I use this time to plan out the rest of my day while also getting my work done, so I have more time to do things I like,” sophomore Michael Renteria said.

Rachael Gaulin, Staff writer

Support time has been in place during school hours for students, but the board of education plans to get changed once we all return from spring break.

Educational support systems help your child to learn effectively by providing them the additional support they need,” according to the Witty Learning Institute. 

Since mid-November, the school district put times in place during the normal school hours for students to catch up with teachers and work. Support time added 30 minutes to the first class of every day and turned Wednesdays into half days. 

Students mainly benefit from support time but teachers may as well. Students’ benefits include getting work done and contacting their teachers. The benefits of teachers include catching up on grading while also being available to help their students. 

“During support time I take the time to catch up on my homework from the previous day or from any other work that needs to be finished,” sophomore Gianna Gianino said.

Support time impacts students in both a positive and negative way. The positive perspective includes students catching up with their work and contacting teachers if in the need of any help. On the other hand, some students rather learn the entire school hours instead of having half days. 

“I have found that support time has been invaluable to my struggling and absent students. My students can sign up for appointments that are easily accessible through Schoology if they need extra help during support time,” math teacher Gretchen Champa said. “Students have been able to ask questions, review notes and take make up and retake tests during this provided time. Without this time being specifically set aside every day and half days once a week, students would be forced to miss in-class instruction.”