Superintendent: No teacher walkout at Eunice Jr High, district facing slight technical issues

Posted at 10:32 AM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 15:56:23-04

EUNICE, La — The first day of school has started virtually for St. Landry Parish, except for Eunice Jr. High School due to technical issues

Sources close to the school told KATC that the school is not participating in virtual learning on Tuesday September 8. Those same sources say that some teachers did a virtual walkout because they are not happy with the direction the school is going. The school has a new principal who started this year.

Superintendent Patrick Jenkins says that there was no walkout at Eunice Jr High today, "All teachers are at work."

Jenkins Says there were slight technical issues across the district that have been resolved. In relation to Eunice Jr High, he says that there were devices that still needed to be distributed to students at the school. Jenkins says that has been completed

Students at Eunice Jr High should be able to log on for instruction as of 12:00 p.m.

Below is a message to parents of students at EJHS from Jenkins

Dear Parents and Students of Eunice Junior High School, In the best interest of our students and to ensure a smoother start to virtual learning at EJHS, we will have a somewhat altered start to virtual learning at EJHS tomorrow. Students will be able to log in and familiarize themselves with their Google Classroom tomorrow, September 8, 2020, beginning at 12:00. The following will take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2020: 1)Registered students with necessary devices will... ?Log into Google Classroom and Join your EJHS Announcements Google Classroom to access the EJHS Virtual Daily Schedule, EJHS Orientation PowerPoint (includes a helpful video titled, ?A Day in the Life of a Virtual Student?), and other important procedural documents. ? Log in to his/her Google Classroom and click on the ?Join? button on each class tile. 2)Students who have not registered and students who are in need of a Chromebook and course materials may report to the gym from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, students will follow their regular schedule. Teachers are diligently working to prepare for a great school year with their students. Additional hot spots have not yet arrived on the campus. Parents will be notified once they are available for pick-up.

Jenkins also stated that there were some scheduling issues which listed students in the wrong classes.

“These are just some of the challenges with the start of a school year in a situation we’ve never been in before. We ask that parents, teachers, staff and students be patient as we are all working through this fully virtual learning style for the first time.