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Old 04-08-2020, 10:47 AM
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People here in Southern California are saying we might have to start off the 2020/2021 school online as well. Any other districts/states saying that as a possibility?


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Old 04-08-2020, 10:54 AM
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Yes. My neighbor works for a school. That is what he said. My neighbor said that because of the predicted waves, it would not be good for special ed to ride the waves and so therefore we should just do homeschool until this is done. Again he is a teacher of special ed.

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Old 04-08-2020, 11:10 AM
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In an email from our superintendent, there was a statement that hinted at "if we start on time next year".
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:37 AM
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I am not in california, but I am ignoring this anyway!

Fingers in ears-lalalalalalalalalalal-Fingers in ears.

I can't even begin to wrap my head around this.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:43 AM
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Dr. Fauci said yesterday that he predicted that schools would be opening in the fall — so I’m betting on him.


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Old 04-08-2020, 11:56 AM
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I was going to say the same thing about Dr. Fauci. He said he thought antibody tests and therapeutics would be in place by then and that schools might look different but he thought they would start in the fall.
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:17 PM
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I don't know how I would start online...I am being transferred to a new building. New kids, new staff. How would I build relationships with kids and families if it's all online?? And we're low-income, so many of our kids don't have easy access to online resources.

Oh my god, what a mess it would be. I'm praying that doesn't happen.
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:37 PM
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Same boat as Izzy- Iím at a Title I school, itís bad enough right now with the parents and kids I do know!

Also, that would be 6 months of people isolating... I, personally, donít see that being feasible. People wonít be able to feed their families or pays any bills.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:16 PM
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I think it is more likely that we will have to start on time and then have to quarantine sometime again in the winter as the virus ramps up again. I am holding out hope that our country can get it together and implement some things that have worked in other places so that "next time" is not like this- i.e. mass testing and isolating of individuals who have the virus right way. If we can also build capacity with stockpiling PPE, ICU beds, ventilators, etc. maybe it wouldn't have to be like this next time.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:34 PM
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Iím holding out hope with Dr Faucis view being right. Itís hard enough trying to do this having met the kids and having somewhere of a sense of community with them and between them. I kinda feel like the possibility is we start and have to go online partway through the year if another wave hits.


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Old 04-08-2020, 02:09 PM
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I could see the start being pushed back a month.
I'd prefer that to beginning with online instruction!
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Have not heard that here...
Old 04-08-2020, 02:46 PM
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Our governor has closed schools indefinitely, and has not given a new date beyond the end of April Our numbers are still rising, although NY state seems to be seeing somewhat of a flattening. Let's hope...
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:10 PM
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Iím all for optimism, but Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel has just suggested an 18 month lockdown. Until segments of our society become willing to take an acceptable level of risk, I see his suggestion becoming mandate.
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:48 PM
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Iíd never heard of Ezekiel Emmanuel... however, I just looked him up and he doesnít say full lockdown for the next 18 months. He says not ďcompletely back to normal for 18 months.Ē

Iím sorry but full lockdown for 18 months (and federal govt canít even enact a full lockdown for the country without martial law, it has to be local govt)ó I really donít see that happening. Too many other issues would arise.

(I spoke to a studentís parent last night in tears bc her and her husband bought lost their jobs and they have two kids. They live paycheck to paycheck and have no idea how theyíre going to keep food on the table or pay their rent)


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fede...ry?id=70046439
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:16 PM
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https://www.realclearpolitics.com/vi...a_vaccine.html

This is where I got started on that. I think the reality of trying to actually get this done seems ridiculous right now, but our daily lives right now seemed ridiculous two months ago. Since no one is okay with the idea that life is inherently terminal, I think the ridiculous has every chance of becoming our reality.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:56 PM
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I wish that hadn't gone out about CA schools. We have enough to worry about right now. There is so much conflicting information, there's no need to start talking like that at this point.


On the other hand, my team and I had a good laugh imagining trying to start the school year virtually with kindergartners. Ummm... nope. Not going to happen! Good thing kinder isn't mandatory!
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