As we transition to summer, let’s reset and reprioritize.
We are trying to get by as parents and educators day-by-day. We are hopeful summer programs will proceed but are now being sacked by hourly notifications of cancellations or significant modifications across the board.
Multiple “scenarios” are being considered and planned for the 2020-2021 academic year. Hybrid in-person and distance learning options. Synchronous and asynchronous classrooms. Staggered in-person attendance. School funding overhauls for PPE, transportation, mental health, lost learning, teacher training, food insecurity, tech availability. Some districts are reporting it’s just too expensive to reopen under such conditions when funding is being cut at the local, state and federal levels.
So, what does this mean? Here is my ParentEd advice:
Ultimately, we are our kids’ worlds right now. Research has shown that the greatest indicator of student success is not school but is family. So let’s make this a summer to remember for all the right reasons. Let’s embrace the opportunity and get back to basics –– reestablish and rebuild a solid family foundation.