My son is past school age but I still do mentoring and assistance with many kids as needed, when needed...
Schools here in my county went out 3/6 for school recess and never returned.
School year finished with internet long-distance instruction.
So this coming term is scheduled to open August 10...
Options of traditional, Team ELearning and Virutal/home schooled.
Traditional is just that...in school
Team E is the child will work from home but be teleported into the classroom and be "in-school", for a full days activities and time schedule followed
Virtual is home schooled setting where you set day, time and must meet academic guideline and assignments fulfilled by dates, but you would more at your pace...it is homeschooling period.
So changes I have heard about taking place...
Students will no longer change classes.
They will stay together as a unit and have as little interaction with others as can be accomplished.
Lunch is in your classroom, at your desk.
Gym class, not sure there will be any.
Music and enhanced things like chorus, band or orchestra...how do you sing, play wind instruments or sit closely together to learn to play as one with social distancing...
Classrooms will be set up to accomplish safe distancing as much as possible.
It was told no field trips, no clubs, no sports, no extra-curricular activities so least amount of interaction between students occurs to protect them.
Now see something about sports happening which makes no sense since then there is contact between kids in close proximity....
Transportation of those going to school is all are required to wear a mask, not take it off
and if seen or caught they lose their ride effective immediately.
Also then to follow the rest of the bus rules to keep them safest during their ride.
Bus drivers will
also be masked...for all riders from PK - 12 there are no exceptions.
Buses maximum capacity of 50 students is supposed to give "social distancing" makes "0" sense to me...
You can not
put 50 kids on a bus and have adequate space between them with how a bus is configured inside..
Buses are to wiped down with disinfectants between runs and at end of each day...adds many hours of time to the day for every driver/aide to follow these guidelines.
Teachers will do virtual teaching even in the classroom as all students have laptops assigned to them already.
Teachers are concerned greatly of being exposed to those who are sick and then spreading further to their own families and ones considered high risk they are in contact with daily on a personal level...they have good cause for their apprehension.
Teachers are concerned if they are a no-symptom carrier they could be infecting as many as 30 students in their class...spreading illness further.
To me, in my state where we are in epidemic proportions of increases of sick the opening of school is one thing...
The allowing of students to return to school buildings is nuts...
Keep those kids home till holiday break of Christmas/New Years arrives...a few months away and hopefully by then this area has again got our rampant spread back under control, people have learned you truly can't party, protest and riot and not have repercussions of huge numbers of sick again happen.
Re-evaluate the severity of this virus situation then...if safe for children, staff, equipment and buildings to mix in close proximity then
bring the community together to learn.
If that safe community can not be achieved then keep them apart so no one needs to hear of serious illness or death occurred...this virus is not just attacking the old anymore.
Inconvenient as it is for the adults to keep after their kids and indeed assist and help with learning material and assignments done, if my kid was of school age...being home "safely" removed from as much virus threat would
be done in my household.
Since we can't see who is sick till really sick, to many hidden carriers then I have to look at everyone as a infected person who can make us ill...
eat in restaurants, go to the beach, hang-out in stores and when I
must go shopping it is me
alone who goes wearing a face mask and gloves and it is me
who carefully wipes down products coming into my home with cloth infused with disinfectant before putting items on the shelf or in the refrigerator.
Then since my
shoes stayed in the garage, they are then disinfected, clothes washed and me
So far some common sense and diligence has kept my home illness free and I aim to keep it that way...
So, if my kid was school-age, he would be
home learning with a evaluation of returning to the building in January...not now.
That's me though..tough decisions to be made to fit every family and lifestyle need done.
Those with school-aged children I hope that options that work safely for you are offered.