COVID: July and Still No Decisions About Public Schools Reopening

Posted by fiesty76 @fiesty76, Jul 1, 2020

What are parents deciding? Will children be attending if campuses reopen? Will many choose to continue online schooling? How are others deciding what to do? How are others weighing the pros and cons of either option? This is weighing heavily on many of us and some are seeking creative, alternative solutions for schooling in the fall.

My family, including a 10 and 15 yr old, moved to Boulder, CO August a yr ago. My daughter has always been very involved and supportive of school, sports and community activities however, the family is still making new friends and finding her niche.

One Boulder friend has boys the same grades as ours and in discussing fall plans, she said that due to serious, chronic asthma for the younger son, they are exploring the possibility of hiring a certified teacher to teach a group of 4 or 5 others of the same age. Luckily we don’t have the health concerns this family is contending with but we are concerned about the emotional impact if they choose something other than onsite school or another alternate form instruction.

Both boys are very social. The younger participated in a very small ice hockey group this summer and the older is working out for football with exercises and conditioning but no physical player contact at his new high school campus.

In the coming weeks, school districts throughout the country will be making their district plans public. In the meantime, what are other families considering and weighing as options?

@lioness

@fiesty76 Talked with my son yesterday and he said he just had a talk with the principal to find out . At my grandson's school they are doing half the class will come in the morning and half in afternoon with all sanitizeing being done in between . Kids will have mask on as teachers ,hand sanitizers and all disinfectants going at school they will stay in class room till done then go home no play time outside but social distancing ,hopefully, inside for play time . For some kids there still will be computer time for those that don't come to school . He works at Cal State and said the kids there will still be having computers at home for school . He does have to go in once a week but thank goodness he has been working from home . Her too so they still have incomes coming in.

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@lioness

@fiesty76 Talked with my son yesterday and he said he just had a talk with the principal to find out . At my grandson's school they are doing half the class will come in the morning and half in afternoon with all sanitizeing being done in between . Kids will have mask on as teachers ,hand sanitizers and all disinfectants going at school they will stay in class room till done then go home no play time outside but social distancing ,hopefully, inside for play time . For some kids there still will be computer time for those that don't come to school . He works at Cal State and said the kids there will still be having computers at home for school . He does have to go in once a week but thank goodness he has been working from home . Her too so they still have incomes coming in.

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Thanks for your reply, @lioness. The half day planned will be a hardship for parents who have to work outside the home because of transportation and the 1/2 day at home need for child care. Yes, my sil and daughter will be working from home but so many, many others won't have this luxury.

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