These are the new guidelines for reopening schools, click here for the full document. In theory, it seems to be as socially distant as possible for much older children, like preteens and teenagers, but I just have a few questions.
Do you trust these guidelines are enough to keep your child(ren) safe?
Will you still take the risk to send your child(ren) to school even if you feel you need a break? Yes, I know some parents need a respite from their children and it’s been a challenging journey, especially for single parents. So, no judgment here. 💖
What will your alternative be, if brick-n-mortar schools aren’t an option anymore?
Schools will potentially start back up next school year, so you have a lot of time, between now and then, to think things through and come up with an alternate plan in case you’re not comfortable with this reopening school business.
If you’re not comfortable in September, when would you be comfortable enough to send your children back to school?
I know there are some parents, who are fortunate enough to be able to stay home with their children while they attend virtual schools. Meaning that parents stay on telework status and keeping their children home with them.
I don’t know if there is a right or wrong answer here. I just think some serious thought needs to be put into the state of the world and sending children back into it when a resurgence of the virus is totally possible from reopening too soon.
Whatever you decide, make sure it’s best for the child as well as the family. Let the children, who are old enough to understand what’s going on, have a say on what they would prefer. It allows them to be apart of their education and use some of those thinking and advocating skills. ❤