Originally aired on KIVI-TV – March 15, 2020
Many schools across the nation have announced they will be switching to online classes starting next week, as Coronavirus concerns continue to grow. Now, one Idaho High School student is helping other students make the transition.
Trennon Talbot is currently a Junior at Idaho Virtual Academy. and has been helping students through this transition for the past two years.
“If you’re sick, or you need to go out of town, you have a week grace period to catch up on lessons or assignments,” said Talbot. “The teacher sends out some questions that we can answer and tell other students about, like the transitioning from traditional schools to online, and how that feels, and what we do to help with that, and so there’s some organization and time management.”
For Talbot’s father Adrian, online classes offer him a sense of security.
“In times when schools are closed, it doesn’t matter. Everyone is virtual. So you don’t have to worry about getting close to anybody… viruses don’t get transmitted by computer to people so you got a nice safe barrier there. So it’s just been a lot of fun,” said Adrian Talbot.
To learn more about Idaho Virtual Academy, please visit https://idva.k12.com/