If you wear glasses, they fog up. Sometimes masks cause skin breakouts. They don’t work great with beards. Students with autism and Asperger’s are hypersensitive to touch, so masks may be an issue for them as well. And then there are folks who read lips. How do they cope with others who wear masks?
Since 1996, Chris Scholl has been a teacher and an administrator. But last year, he returned to the classroom at North Rowan High School. This year, he’s teaching American History I, African-American Studies, and tutors seniors during his last block.
Wearing masks has caused a unique set of challenges, Yoder says. “These masks cause a certain level of frustration. They restrict oxygen, plus it gets hot under a mask. Communication is also a factor, between the players and coaches, too. Lip reading is taken out of the equation. We have to be better with signals and eye contact. Every team is adjusting to it. There is a certain level of inconvenience, but given the circumstances it is very necessary.
The North Rowan High School Cavaliers marching band will combine corps style with show band marching, according to its new director, Adrian Smith. He likens the styles to a battery: corps style is a regular battery, but show band is a lithium battery, running 100 percent, all the time.
Senior Tsion Delaney has spent the past four years at North Rowan High School making what he hopes will be lifelong friends.
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