COVID-19 restrictions change morning detention schedule

For safety precautions, the administration would like to keep as many students out of the building before 6:50 a.m, meaning times for morning detention were changed. 

“With the new policy, students can choose to come in before school from 6:50 – 7:10 a.m. but they would have to come twice to serve one full detention. Or, they could come after school. The time would be the same as the previous years from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.,”  PE teacher Kevin Stroh said. 

Stroh monitors detention two mornings a week. Previously, students could come in at 6:30 a.m. to serve a full detention before first hour started.

Even with the new policy, I would still choose after school detention.

— Dylan Kloepper

“I’ve had multiple detentions before COVID-19 was even a thing. But, even with the new policy, I would still choose after school detention. It was easier on me and I don’t want to show up more than once,” senior Dylan Kloepper said. 

Detentions occur also on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During detention, students can work quietly. 

“It’s horrible. It’s boring. You literally sit there and do nothing but homework, from what I remember,” Kloepper said. “If you didn’t have homework, you sat there quietly. No phone either.” 

So far this year, the number of detentions have been lower than the previous years. 

“Anytime I received a detention, I honestly just took a nap. I didn’t mind detentions, so that’s probably why I never changed my behavior. But, if we had the new policy when I always got detention, I would use that morning detention to makeup my missing work, or do my homework,” 2020 graduate Amber Connell said.