What are your plans for K-12 this fall?

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In school or online?

  1. In school learning

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  2. Online at home

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  1. Jeremy

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    For this thread, let’s assume that most school districts end up with an option of in-school learning or online at home learning, leaving it up to parents to decide.

    What are you considering for your children and why?
     
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    no kids but i'll keep my ass at home
     
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    I don’t envy those that have to decide.

    I don’t have kids but I don’t think I would consider in school learning unless masks were mandated.
     
  4. ISUCyclones2015

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    Is this where we say you shouldn't have kids if you weren't willing to do anything for them? Including losing your job because daycares or school are closed?
     
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  5. mj4cy

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    In school learning but our kids will wear masks.

    There is no way my wife and I can handle a full time job on top of making sure our kids are on top of their learning in addition to watching our 3 year old.
     
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  6. Sigmapolis

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    No kids so not a question directly for me --

    But everybody that I work with has already said "not risking it, online only."

    My FIL is a high school teacher in Tampa and has basically told his principal that if he is not teaching online this fall, then he is just going to walk/retire.
     
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    Anything but hybrid. What a logistical and resource nightmare (for both school and family).

    I'm okay with either distance or in school. But if it's distance... it better be a hell of a lot better than what we had in the Spring Semester.

    I really feel for those on the spectrum that need the in-person interaction and single-parent families/families where both parents work. I'd guess for that reason I'd probably lean to returning to school.
     
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  8. 3GenClone

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    I have 2 kids in Des Moines schools - the choice is either 3 days a week online or the semester online. We’re still talking it over but we’re leaning towards online only.
     
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  9. dbodeenisudm

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    please open the schools
     
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  10. CloneJD

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    5 school agers. Their asses are all going to school. They’ve already done summer school for a little extra learning.
     
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    Really glad I don't have kids during all this. Really no right decision.
     
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    No kids but I work in schools and would love to be back in person....but I have a hard time imagining the guidelines being followed even with 15 kids in a classroom, logistics for hybrid models, high risk staff and students, or logistics for if staff get sick as there's already a shortage of subs.
     
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    1 HS, 1 JH, 1 college. And a wife teacher. All are planning on being in person.
     
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    Tough call for a parent if your kids are otherwise healthy. I haven’t spoken to a single student who isn’t champing at the bit to go back.
     
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    either take em or nothing is happening but mariokart and mischief
     
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    I really feel for those that don’t have work flexibility and therefore don’t really get to decide.

    Waukee currently expects to support both options and finally agreed to make masks mandatory.

    We’re struggling because we don’t really want our oldest (going into 4th grade) going, but are really worried about developmental struggles if he isn’t in that environment. He has ADHD and teachers are going to have a very short leash this year and I’m worried he won’t be setup for success if they can’t really build the relationship that solves 90% of the issue.
     
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    In school. The euro zone studies I have seen it seems pretty conclusive that kids don’t spread the virus. I feel like with social distancing, symptom screening, temp taking and mask wearing when necessary school can be done safely.

    online learning was a disaster this spring. It’s likely more time out of school will end up costing kids learning they will never get back.
     
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    how many students do you talk to? Do they use the phrase chomping at the bit?
     
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  19. Dopey

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    It's champing at the bit.
     
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  20. dualthreat

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    School in person. Wearing a mask. Modified scheduling
     
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