The New School Year During a Pandemic: What Are My Options?
Talking about the pandemic is exhausting, boring, depressing, and draining. But here I am talking about it. As much as I'd love to ignore it, the truth is Covid-19 is affecting all facets of life. Summer gave us some respite from total worry over the health of our kids, but school is fast approaching and decisions need to be made. West Ada School District has detailed their plan for reopening in the fall, providing two options for parents to consider:
The first is to attend school as normal with extra safety measures in place. For families who are not comfortable returning to school, West Ada will offer an online option through its Virtual School House.
That's the simplified version. West Ada School District delves further into their plans for the 2020-2021 school year on their website, which includes information on remote/distance learning and details the safety measures to be implemented if school buildings are allowed to open.
However, in the event of school closures, I know there is much concern over child care while parents head to work. I've been racking my brain trying to think of a solution to this, and I very well can't. Are you a parent going through this dilemma? What are your thoughts on remedying this problem?
One thing I know for certain is that I'll continue to wear my mask and social distance in an effort to flatten the curve of the virus ruining our lives.