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COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« on: July 13, 2020, 09:27:25 AM »
Good morning gE Moms, Dads, and parental Guardians. 

It is pretty obvious that school districts are all over the place on what the fall semester will look like for K-12 across the US.  Unfortunately the administration and Betsy DeVos are worthless, so the school districts have little to no guidance on the best path to move forward.

Outside of selfishly wanting my kids out of the house, I continue to debate the safety of them and their teachers.  How much of a cluster-eff is it going to be? 

I'm debating homeschooling for the first semester.  My oldest will be in Kindergarten, so I'm sure it's quite different than homeschooling a 5th grader (for example).  I've even heard some parents talk about a one-room homeschooling model with neighborhood kids.   

What is everyone else is thinking or planning? 

I hate seeing that teachers and faculty will be forced into a situation of teaching in-person during a pandemic.  We all know teachers are already vastly underpaid.  I've also wondered if we will see older teachers retire early and others resign.  gE teachers....thoughts?  How difficult will it be to keep masks on kids for 8 hrs a day?

Just in case, we converted our toy room into a classroom. 

     


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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 09:45:12 AM »
Good morning gE Moms, Dads, and parental Guardians. 

It is pretty obvious that school districts are all over the place on what the fall semester will look like for K-12 across the US.  Unfortunately the administration and Betsy DeVos are worthless, so the school districts have little to no guidance on the best path to move forward.

Outside of selfishly wanting my kids out of the house, I continue to debate the safety of them and their teachers.  How much of a cluster-eff is it going to be? 

I'm debating homeschooling for the first semester.  My oldest will be in Kindergarten, so I'm sure it's quite different than homeschooling a 5th grader (for example).  I've even heard some parents talk about a one-room homeschooling model with neighborhood kids.   

What is everyone else is thinking or planning? 

I hate seeing that teachers and faculty will be forced into a situation of teaching in-person during a pandemic.  We all know teachers are already vastly underpaid.  I've also wondered if we will see older teachers retire early and others resign.  gE teachers....thoughts?  How difficult will it be to keep masks on kids for 8 hrs a day?

Just in case, we converted our toy room into a classroom. 

     
Tough situation with no easy answers.

We can be sure that the official guidance on re-opening schools will strictly be based on what helps the regime.

There are lots of teachers and school workers who have significant risk factors for bad COVID disease

I think it is bad for kids to not be in school.

I think it is ironic that people on the right are clamoring for schools to re-open after hearing Rush Limbaugh belittle and demean "government screw--ools" for years.

I agree with most of Dr Damania's thoughts in this video. A lot of parents will lose their freaking minds if kids are required to wear masks.


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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 09:56:41 AM »
Just had "practice school" this morning with masks and after 15 minutes I can confirm it will be a cluster.
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 10:01:08 AM »
Just had "practice school" this morning with masks and after 15 minutes I can confirm it will be a cluster.
What age kids?

I'm thinking that masks will be tough for kids younger than 12 or so to use for very long. They will constantly have their hands inside them, etc.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 10:09:23 AM »
We'll mark this hour as:  Resident LibBots demand full Federal Control Hour.

Stay tuned, in an hour Resident LibBots will be mad if the Federal Gov't tries to control something.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2020, 10:42:34 AM »
I think a lot of rich families are gonna get private online school

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2020, 10:45:36 AM »
Sounds like locally parents will have the option to opt out of traditional school day and have access to technology, online curriculum, and support. 

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2020, 10:46:52 AM »
Just push back the start of the school year until November.
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 10:47:01 AM »
In terms of teachers it sounds as if there may be a fairly large contingent of late retiree's that don't want to deal with potential health ramifications.

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2020, 10:49:05 AM »
Sounds like locally parents will have the option to opt out of traditional school day and have access to technology, online curriculum, and support.
We have that option but they're limiting it. Planning on splitting the school into two groups and everyone will be half days four days a week with their cohort.

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2020, 10:49:57 AM »
Just push back the start of the school year until November.
The virus will be just as bad in November.

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2020, 12:24:20 PM »
Just had "practice school" this morning with masks and after 15 minutes I can confirm it will be a cluster.
What age kids?

I'm thinking that masks will be tough for kids younger than 12 or so to use for very long. They will constantly have their hands inside them, etc.
1st and 3rd grader
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2020, 12:59:15 PM »
It’s going to be a crap show.


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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2020, 01:28:16 PM »
i'd like to hear from anyone working in education in any capacity, but my initial expectation is that widespread teacher shortages will force distance learning on a lot of the school systems now planning on in-person education.
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2020, 02:19:15 PM »
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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2020, 02:36:00 PM »
K-6 not required to wear masks

7-12 must

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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2020, 05:00:19 PM »
K-6 not required to wear masks

7-12 must

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Re: COVID Classes (back-to-school related)
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2020, 07:54:54 PM »
i'd like to hear from anyone working in education in any capacity, but my initial expectation is that widespread teacher shortages will force distance learning on a lot of the school systems now planning on in-person education.

I can def see that happening. Asking people do to the one thing that seems to be high risk (be inside for long periods of time with groups of people) seems like a job that's going to turn away alot of people.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2020, 12:58:14 AM »
i'd like to hear from anyone working in education in any capacity, but my initial expectation is that widespread teacher shortages will force distance learning on a lot of the school systems now planning on in-person education.

if you are doing any sort of isolation or contract tracing for positive cases, then yeah. I don't know what you are going to do unless we get testing ramped up (which isn't happening).
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2020, 01:15:54 AM »
I think some schools down here are having classes split in half and strewn all over the school. Desks everywhere, six feet apart. Masks for older kids.

It’s gonna be a shitshow. It will never work long-term. It will get so bad again that eventually everybody’s going back home. Seriously, this school year is doomed.
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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2020, 07:31:50 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2020, 09:01:04 AM »
i'd like to hear from anyone working in education in any capacity, but my initial expectation is that widespread teacher shortages will force distance learning on a lot of the school systems now planning on in-person education.

if you are doing any sort of isolation or contract tracing for positive cases, then yeah. I don't know what you are going to do unless we get testing ramped up (which isn't happening).

I'd be curious to know which states meet CDC reopening guidelines atm. I'm guessing like a handful of states...

Dunno if a public awareness campaign would drive consensus with teachers and parents that if x,y,z metrics are met there's a low enough prevalence and corresponding risk to open schools with some mitigation efforts. Like show you have enough testing capacity per capita, low enough positivity rate, ability to contact trace and low enough new cases per capita for example, obvi would be nice to have those guidelines tho...

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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2020, 01:51:39 PM »
if you are doing any sort of isolation or contract tracing for positive cases, then yeah. I don't know what you are going to do unless we get testing ramped up (which isn't happening).

yeah, if they're going to pretend they care about transmission, then it's just going to be constant starting and stopping as people pop up with positive tests.
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2020, 02:09:52 PM »
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.