SURVEY: In School, Virtual Learning
August 31 is the schedued start.
As of this writing we’re around 5 weeks from the first day of school.
In any normal year parents might be making the trek to the malls to purchase school clothes (a process with a wide range on the difficulty scale depending on the enthusiasm of the students being shopped for and their willingness to try things on).
They might be scoring some of the school supplies that line the aisles of grocery stores.
Backpacks and bookbags would be examined for issues in the hopes of getting another year out of them.
But this is no normal year.
To say the least.
Recently the leadership of our local schools put out a press release announcing that virtual learning would be available to any who may not yet be comfortable with their students attending in person.
They will be surveying parents on the issue in the near future.
In the meantime we’re curious how our readers might feel about the return to school as the pandemic continues to have a profound effect on our lives and the lives of our children.
Given, this is an evolving situation that will change according to what might occur over the next 5 weeks but...
On the survey link below, indicate if school was to start in the next few days would you:
And more importantly, please share the reasons behind your decision and we will post them as they arrive.
While welcoming the input, we hope to avoid devolving into a political discussion regarding the relative veracity of our current situation and we will also be less than welcoming when it comes to posting personal pandemic theories. There are well known venues for both of these.
What we hope to foster is a productive dialogue about this sea change in the way we conduct our lives.
Please join us.
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