The battle between Iowa high schools and state.

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Should high school sports happen if school is 100% virtual?

  • Yes

    Votes: 49 35.5%
  • No

    Votes: 81 58.7%
  • No opinion

    Votes: 8 5.8%

  • Total voters
    138

Urbandale2013

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So if the % goes below 5% they will go in person, and if it goes above 10% it’ll be full virtual again? Am I reading that correct?
Who the heck knows. All I know is I’d be incredibly embarrassed if I lived in Des Moines. This has gone well beyond doing what’s best for the kids. Hopefully this will be early enough for them to play sports before the playoffs start.

I know we just didn’t reschedule our game against a Des Moines school tomorrow. I feel really bad for those kids.
 

Gunnerclone

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Who the heck knows. All I know is I’d be incredibly embarrassed if I lived in Des Moines. This has gone well beyond doing what’s best for the kids. Hopefully this will be early enough for them to play sports before the playoffs start.

I know we just didn’t reschedule our game against a Des Moines school tomorrow. I feel really bad for those kids.
SPORTS! I’m no scientist but I do listen to them. I think what’s best for the kids is to not contract, spread, or even get sick and die from COVID. BuTT mEh JoOnIOr yEAr I wAS goINg 2B a CAptIn.
 

volclone

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SPORTS! I’m no scientist but I do listen to them. I think what’s best for the kids is to not contract, spread, or even get sick and die from COVID. BuTT mEh JoOnIOr yEAr I wAS goINg 2B a CAptIn.
Amen! I learned a long time ago to listen/pay attention to smart people--folks who generally have an advanced degree to their credit. I also learned to ignore conspiracy theories and pseudo science. It's not only what's best for the kids--it's what's best for the community.
 
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Gunnerclone

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Amen! I learned a long time ago to listen/pay attention to smart people--folks who generally have an advanced degree to their credit. I also learned to ignore conspiracy theories and pseudo science. It's not only what's best for the kids--it's what's best for the community.
And DSM is a big diverse community that no one outside of it in the state can relate to other than maybe Council Bluffs people being a direct suburb of Omaha. Keep local control! Don’t bow down to the farm and christo-politics that dominate the state outside of a few specific areas!
 

BryceC

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Sounds like Ankeny's Superintendent is suggesting a return to full time from hybrid on 10/19. Will be voted on at tonight's school board meeting.
 

BryceC

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Ankeny back K-5 full time starting 10/19.
 

scottwv

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Amen! I learned a long time ago to listen/pay attention to smart people--folks who generally have an advanced degree to their credit. I also learned to ignore conspiracy theories and pseudo science. It's not only what's best for the kids--it's what's best for the community.
It sometimes seems like people are only listening to the Infections disease experts and not listening to the mental health experts (also with advanced degrees). I worry that when all the fallout from this is over - Mental health issues are going to cause more harm to the school age children than the virus.
 
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AuH2O

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SPORTS! I’m no scientist but I do listen to them. I think what’s best for the kids is to not contract, spread, or even get sick and die from COVID. BuTT mEh JoOnIOr yEAr I wAS goINg 2B a CAptIn.
If people are advocating for no sports and also advocating for 100% online school, I can understand that position. If people are advocating for getting kids into school buildings but advocating against sports, I think you're crazy. There are kids that due to home life, etc. benefit a lot from in-person, but for the vast majority of kids we're talking about a marginal difference in academics. And I hate to break it to you, but if your kid is 16 or 17 and can't get anything out of remote learning, they either 1) probably aren't getting anything out of in-person learning and/or 2) they have some serious **** to figure out before they either go to college or join the workforce.

Personally I think sports teach kids a lot more valuable skills they need to deal with life as an independent person than whatever marginal academic benefit comes from in-person school vs. online.

I'm fine either way with sports. But if you think sports should be cancelled but also think it's critical that we get HS students back in the buildings, you have a ridiculously optimistic view of the level of academic preparation that happens in our high schools. And with all of the precautions the social aspect of schools is all but eliminated.
 

madguy30

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It sometimes seems like people are only listening to the Infections disease experts and not listening to the mental health experts (also with advanced degrees). I worry that when all the fallout from this is over - Mental health issues are going to cause more harm to the school age children than the virus.
From the looks and sounds of it many school aged children are spending plenty of time with friends to get their social fix if that's the thing that's affecting mental health.
 

Cybyassociation

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Not one district in the state is following those guidelines because they are not practical. Many districts require masks on the bus instead of physical distancing.

DMPS's original plan was 40% in person education. All they needed to do was go to 50% and they complied . . .
So you want them to start following the rules...by ignoring the rules? Ok.