Semester two begins with online learning

In-person classes resume next week with proof of negative COVID-19 test


Paige Retajczyk

Juniors attend their second day of IB HL English. Majority of the class will return to campus next week for semester two.

Paige Retajczyk, Senior Reporter

WEB EXCLUSIVE Second semester began on Jan. 4 with students learning online after a two-week Winter Break, continuing with taking two semester classes every four weeks. 

“I think I have now been able to adjust to the new schedule,” junior Haya Jadallah said. “I’m now used to having two classes and I’m managing my time better. I can’t imagine having more than two classes at a time now.”

Convent & Stuart Hall will continue to offer in-person learning with permission from the San Francisco Department of Public Health beginning on Jan. 11, although some students will elect to continue to attend classes remotely.

“I’m planning on coming back in-person,” sophomore Josie Flannagan said. “I was in-person last session but I’m hoping more people will come this semester so I can see everyone.”

In order to return to campus, students are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within two weeks before returning to campus. Over 800 students and adults signed up for an on-campus COVID-19 test for Jan. 5, according to an email sent by President Ann Marie Krejcarek.

“I got my coronavirus test today because I wasn’t around during the holidays,” junior Olivia Williams said. “There were a lot of people there, so I assumed a lot of people traveled during break or are planning on coming in person for semester two.”