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Old 07-13-2020, 08:03 AM
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If your state opens schools for in-person class this fall, are you comfortable sending them back? Especially in states where the COVID numbers are on the rise?

We find out this week in NC what the plan is. Virtual, in person or some 50-50 hybrid. It's going to be a crap-show either way. If we go in person, I'll bet a lot of parents keep their kids at home (where we will have to have virtual options available I'm sure). If we start off 100% remotely, we have kids with no internet access but even more without home environments where parents will help make sure they are doing what they need to do. And the 50-50 version takes the problems of each side.

If we go face to face, it's going to be amazing to see how it's handled as far as cleaning and enforcing some semblance of social distancing.

Full disclosure: I'm a high school teacher in a public school and I don't know what the hell we should do. I absolutely want 100% face to face but honestly not sure if that's the best thing overall.
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Yes, she goes back 5 days a week and they wear mask and eat lunch in their room.
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My granddaughter is supposed to start pre-K this Fall. My wife has to keep her three days a week now, no day cares are open and she was kicked out of three last year anyway. I sure hope they open, I want my retirement back. Of course that will make visits difficult, I am 68 and my wife is a home care nurse.
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Man I’m glad I don’t have kids right now.

What a crazy world we are in where people are politizing weather kids should goto school or not.

I think kids 100% need to go back to school. The damage done not being in school is exponentially worse than the corona virus’s minuscule death rate. I’ve dated many teachers in NC and they would say many kids only get meals when at school. Their piece of shit parents even steal their “take home” meals distributed in the summer.

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I say put the kids back in they're classrooms.. These kids are going to be so far behind its not funny. I have 2 in grades 3 and 6 and mine will be going back if schools are opened. They're just delaying the inevitable any ways, might as well go ahead and get it over with. The NC school systems will wait until the week before school's supposed to start to make a decision, its just how our state works.
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Likely going to keep our kids at home. We preemptively registered ourselves as a home school in the spring. We are waiting to see what the final decision for the state and our district is before we make any final decisions.

There are some downsides to home school, such as when our kids go back to school they may be districted to a different school instead of their current school.

Everyone's situation is different it would be nice if the schools could offer different options, ie online or in person.
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Absolutely go back. Potential harm is much more for the kids to keep them out. Older teachers and those with significant health conditions may have an issue, but for the kids, almost none even get symptoms from COVID. For the healthy adults, percentage of those requiring hospitalization is minimal.
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I say put the kids back in they're classrooms.. These kids are going to be so far behind its not funny. I have 2 in grades 3 and 6 and mine will be going back if schools are opened. They're just delaying the inevitable any ways, might as well go ahead and get it over with. The NC school systems will wait until the week before school's supposed to start to make a decision, its just how our state works.
I think the governor is supposed to make an announcement Wednesday. I'm sure he'll get blasted for whichever decision he makes. The way I understand, if he says 100% in person, individual school systems can choose one of the other remote based options.
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I worry about my fellow teachers with health issues and those who are also caregivers of elderly parents. My wife is worried about me bringing it home and I admit there is some concern there.

All I know is I will need some chlorox wipes and lysol!
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Mines in daycare now without issue, no masks being worn. I really don't see the difference in going to school, so yes, back to school it is if we get that option.
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Never thought I would hear myself say this so often... I’m glad my kids are homeschooled, and not just because of this virus.
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Be back in as soon as humanly possible.

still trying to figure out where teachers kids are supposed to physically be if teachers are teaching 5 days a week, and students attending less than that. Teachers have legally binding contracts, that they can’t easily opt out of. In that case is their spouse legally obligated to take half a week off or quit their jobs so that their spouse can fulfill their teaching obligations?
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If schools open up as planned, then yes they are going back. The learning loss and lack of socialization is more crippling to the kids than the risk of getting sick.
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If schools open up as planned, then yes they are going back. The learning loss and lack of socialization is more crippling to the kids than the risk of getting sick.
Crippling in what way? A LOT of our parents and grand parents never made it to grade five and they seemed to do just fine in life.
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A couple days ago I saw on the nightly news 5 pediatricians with school age children were asked whether they would send their kids back to school and all 5 were adamant that their kids will be going back to school "in the fall". Or summer when Florida returns to school in early/mid August.
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The problem is, under some age they dont have school computers. While older kids can theoretically learm online, the younger ones.....they just passed them in the spring. Ended year early. They already missed material.
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All 4 going back. College, high school and grade school.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Crippling in what way? A LOT of our parents and grand parents never made it to grade five and they seemed to do just fine in life.
It's a different world now, and there are plenty of ignorant and improperly socialized children rioting in the streets. I'd prefer my kids not join them.
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Originally Posted by Darksails View Post
It's a different world now, and there are plenty of ignorant and improperly socialized children rioting in the streets. I'd prefer my kids not join them.
two different ways of looking at it... my kids don't go to school, and I'm pretty dern sure that is what will keep them from rioting in the streets.



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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Crippling in what way? A LOT of our parents and grand parents never made it to grade five and they seemed to do just fine in life.
This is so nonsensical in so many ways I don't know where to start, so i won't, but you win the stupidest post of the day award. (so far)






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