How the bathroom protocols have changed

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The year 2020 has not gone as planned. A bounty of new changes have occured for glenoak students to adapt to. Like one-way halls, a hybrid schedule, and two to a lunch table. None of the  changes can compare to the limited access to the bathrooms. 

During the school day students are now searching for a bathroom that is open. That task can usually be very time-consuming. This can take away from teachers already limited teaching time. Most of the teachers are fine with these changes.

“I’ve always given my students a break in between the two periods to use the bathroom if they need it so I don’t really have a problem with the bathrooms during class,”  American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Stacy Jackson said. 

 Teachers in the P wing, where there are rarely any bathrooms open, do not seem to be having many problems with the bathroom. 

“Even though it can take my students around 10 minutes to get to the bathroom I haven’t had much of a problem with it,” strings teacher Daniel Nauss said. 

Some teachers say only having two passes per nine weeks per class has been helping them. 

“Last year every student kept asking, ‘can I use the bathroom, can I use the bathroom’. But this year with limited passes and class time kids haven’t been using the bathroom as much except for the break I give them in between class,” Jackson said. 

Unlike the teachers, some students have a problem with these new bathroom closings. “I have to spend almost ten minutes just trying to find an open bathroom,¨ sophomore Andrew Arway said. “Walking in circles until I find a bathroom adds time out of class.” 

With class time already so limited it can make it hard for students to find the time to use the bathroom without getting too far behind. 

Some students have the opposite approach to the bathroom situation and do not mind these new changes. 

“The bathroom closures haven’t really affected me because I don’t like to use the bathroom during class time,” sophomore Kacie Kaprowski said. 

The year 2020 has not gone as planned. A bounty of new changes have occured for glenoak students to adapt to. Like one-way halls, a hybrid schedule, and two to a lunch table. None of the  changes can compare to the limited access to the bathrooms. 

During the school day students are now searching for a bathroom that is open. That task can usually be very time-consuming. This can take away from teachers already limited teaching time. Most of the teachers are fine with these changes.

“I’ve always given my students a break in between the two periods to use the bathroom if they need it so I don’t really have a problem with the bathrooms during class,”  American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Stacy Jackson said. 

 Teachers in the P wing, where there are rarely any bathrooms open, do not seem to be having many problems with the bathroom. 

“Even though it can take my students around 10 minutes to get to the bathroom I haven’t had much of a problem with it,” strings teacher Daniel Nauss said. 

Some teachers say only having two passes per nine weeks per class has been helping them. 

“Last year every student kept asking, ‘can I use the bathroom, can I use the bathroom’. But this year with limited passes and class time kids haven’t been using the bathroom as much except for the break I give them in between class,” Jackson said. 

Unlike the teachers, some students have a problem with these new bathroom closings. “I have to spend almost ten minutes just trying to find an open bathroom,¨ sophomore Andrew Arway said. “Walking in circles until I find a bathroom adds time out of class.” 

With class time already so limited it can make it hard for students to find the time to use the bathroom without getting too far behind. 

Some students have the opposite approach to the bathroom situation and do not mind these new changes. 

“The bathroom closures haven’t really affected me because I don’t like to use the bathroom during class time,” sophomore Kacie Kaprowski said. 

Most students have adapted or overcome these new changes when it comes to the bathroom, but with school going back to normal in October, there could be even more new changes to GOHS to get used to.