Can you believe it’s been a year since this pandemonium (pandemic for those who are not on twitter) has started?! A year of wearing mask. A year of dry hands from overly washing and sanitizing. A year of social distancing. A year of our kids being home.
After denying the school two times, I finally came to the decision to let Kyleah go back to school. I cringed even typing this!
As a parent I’m torn because I want Kyleah to be safe, but at the same time I don’t think it’s healthy with her staying in the house this long. The Covid cases are starting to decline despite living in Atlanta so I’m going to give it a shot. She needs more human interaction.
Now don’t get me wrong… I am the pop up queen when it comes to school! Let me pull up and sis don’t have that mask on, or those A’s slip, she’s coming back home immediately‼️
I often find myself asking, “Is this the new normal?” Will virtual school be the way she spends her high school years? Makes me sad just thinking about it. But we have to start somewhere.
Although I signed the parent letter stating I will allow her to go back, we have one more district/school meeting where they will address all of our concerns. Here are some questions I’m asking at our next district meeting:
- Will there be social distancing in the class room & hallways? What does this look like?
- Are the teachers/staff vaccinated? If not, is there a plan in place?
- What precautions are they taking with children entering and exiting the building?
- Are parents allowed to come to the school if they follow protocol?
- How many cases have you had in the school during the pandemic and what was the protocol?
If I missed anything, please comment below so I can add to my list.
What are you all’s thoughts on this? If you’re a parent, have you let your kids go back? If not, why? Even if you don’t have children, I want to know your thoughts.