In the Cute Paw dogs and Pumpkin Turkey Happy Hallothanksmas shirt in other words I will buy this hours following the announcement, I felt myself advancing through an accelerated version of Kubler-Ross’s stages of grief: denial (we can’t possibly be within that zone…), anger (why don’t people wear their masks?!), and on and on. But mostly I feel a deep sense of sorrow. My kid deserves an education, and remote school for a four-year-old is not the education he deserves.
As the Cute Paw dogs and Pumpkin Turkey Happy Hallothanksmas shirt in other words I will buy this parent of three kids who happen to attend three different schools, I’ve had a front-row seat to the different ways that the schools have regrouped, re-oriented, and recommitted to educating students as best they can, and I’ve been impressed. They have proceeded at varying rates, but all have basically arrived at the same protocol for in-person learning: At each school, every day, we line up in a spaced-out fashion, fill in a health form, have our temperature taken, use sanitizer before the kids can enter the building. Yes, there have been cases, and yes there will be more. But the positivity rate in the public schools last week was .34%, about one-third of the rate (at that point) for the overall city.