OPINION: Genesis lockdown frustrating and stressful

By Nikki Schachtel, Features Editor

Photo obtained from Flickr
“Lockdown” by Kat van Loon flickr.com/photos/katjevanloon/30770902218/

At the beginning of Marking Period 3 the gradebook in Genesis has been shut down between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Students react to this new policy and explain why this minor change has had a large impact on them. 

“It’s definitely more stressful because I can’t check my grades during classes,” senior Jonathan Deguzman said. “Say I take a test in the morning and I want to check it during lunch. Now I can’t. My parents get upset too that I can’t tell them my grade right away.”

The main issue for many is the fact that they can’t check their grades during school hours and then proceed to meet with their teachers. Instead, students have to remember to check Genesis at home and if they forget they must wait until after school the following day.

“Bogus,” senior Alex Maxwell said. “I would like to access my grades throughout my day to see if I have any missing assignments that I need to turn in by the end of the day.”

Many are upset over the matter and are struggling to keep up with their grades. The purpose of Genesis is to provide transparency to students. I would like to access my grades throughout my day to see if I have any missing assignments, as many others would agree.