Like many things in COVID-19 times, how to resume school this fall has been a highly debated topic. While many schools in Humboldt County have opted for distance learning, Fortuna High School resumed in-person classes last week.
On this week’s episode of Humboldt Holding Up the Outpost‘s Andrew Goff and Stephanie McGeary are joined by Fortuna High School teacher Mark Thom and President of the Fortuna Union High School Teacher’s Association (FUHSTA) Imna Thompson, who discuss what the first week of school has looked like.
Topics include how they are adapting to teaching kids both in-person and over Zoom, ongoing negotiations between FUHSTA and the administration and how the students are responding to the new health protocols.
Click on the audio player above to hear how Thompson and Thom are holding up. You can review previous coverage of the school board’s decision to hold in-person classes below.
- NoHum High School District Plans for Distance Learning, While Fortuna Votes for In-Person Classes
- With Fortuna Schools Planning to Resume In-Person Classes Next Week, Teacher’s Union Demands Distance Learning
- Fortuna School District To Reconsider its Decision to Open For In-Person Classes at Special Meeting Tonight
- At Emergency Meeting, Fortuna School Board Stands Firm on Decision to Open School Monday
OTHER HUMBOLDT HUMANS TALKING:
- Eureka City Manager Miles Slattery
- Savage Henry Co-Founder Chris Durant
- Eureka Street Art Festival Organizer Jenna Catsos
- SCRAP Humboldt Founder Tibora Bea
- Gym Owner Tyler Parr
- Six Rivers Brewery Co-Owner Meredith Maier
- Multicutural Skincare Therapist Levia Love
- Annie’s Cambodian Server and Social Worker Joshua Coppock
- Eureka City Councilmember Austin Allison
- HSU Professor Deidre Pike
- Pastor Bethany Cseh
- Singer/Songwriter Chris Parreira
- Eureka City Councilmember Leslie Castellano
- Arcata City Councilmember Paul Pitino