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Old 04-14-2020, 09:36 AM
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Do you think your school will go back to building based school this year?

Or finish off the year with remote learning ?

Whatís happening with summer school or ESY?

What state are you in?


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Old 04-14-2020, 09:42 AM
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No, but ultimately it's up to the governor. I'm in Ohio.

My son's district already announced that high school summer school will be 100% online this summer.

Currently the closure of school buildings is through May 1st but I have no doubt the next extension will close then for the year.
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:43 AM
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NH. The final decision has not been made yet but will probably be made on Friday. Right now we're out till May 4th. Our governor said yesterday it is unlikely we will be returning this year. We have been doing remote learning for 3 and 1/2 weeks now. I'm Elementary School. No idea about summer school or esy.
Next week we were supposed to have spring break, but they sent out a survey last week and the majority of people decided they wanted to continue School through it, which would get us out a week earlier in June because we already had six snow days to make up.

We can't go anywhere anyway so we might as well keep working.
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:48 AM
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Alabama- We are not returning and all summer activities have been canceled.
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:52 AM
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California - I'm pretty sure that no one goes back to the B&M (brick and mortar) schools until the start of the 2020-21 school year in Aug.

I highly doubt anyone (in CA) returns anytime this school year or for summer school.


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Old 04-14-2020, 09:54 AM
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WV. One district (with a lot of cases) in my state has closed for the rest of the year, but the rest of us are scheduled to go back May 1. I don't know what our governor will do, but I suspect he will try to make us go back in May. We haven't heard anything about summer school or ESY programs.
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:58 AM
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Washington - The governor has already made the decision for public schools to stay out until next September. All schools will do remote learning for the rest of this academic year.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:20 AM
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FL

As of now, doing distance learning until May 4th. My thought is we wonít be back. But it recently sounds like the governor has other thoughts.

So, not sure!

Iím elementary so summer school hasnít even been brought up yet.. no students at my school have attended ESY in the 10 years Iíve been there and summer school is only for 3rd grade students who donít pass our state assessments.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:21 AM
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I'm in VA and we're finishing out our year online.
In my district, there's no word on when we'll be able to go back into our buildings. For now, and for the last 2-3 weeks, no one is allowed in bc it took a week for every building to be completely sanitized, with these exceptions:

Our principals and asst principals have been allowed in at the elementary level bc they're going in one day a week to print and copy work packets then set them up n tables for parents to come pick up.

Certain schools' kitchens have become meal prep stations and meal pick-up locations. In not using every school, there's less cleaning and sanitizing to do.

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Old 04-14-2020, 10:22 AM
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VA - we're out for the rest of the school year. We're doing online (which is a pain. Out of 85 students, I have about 60 who haven't done anything).

I haven't heard anything about summer school.


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Old 04-14-2020, 10:41 AM
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Iím also in Va and doing it online. Iím surprised by the number of kids participating in at least something. I guess thatís because I expected zero lol. My high school age DD is convinced no one else is doing any work and Iím the meanest parent ever.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:42 AM
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I'm not sure what will happen! Right now, our return date is April 27th. With the return being about 2 weeks away, I'm sure a decision will be made soon, hopefully they take it a few weeks at a time instead of deciding now to end for the whole year. I'm thinking it looks more like we won't be back, but you never know!

As far as summer school and ESY, I am in a Catholic School. Some of the local public school districts have posted registration information for summer school, but others haven't. I'm not sure if that is because they wait until later in the year anyway to post it or if it they are waiting. I know our Catholic School has talked about some optional summer enrichment programs, but nothing has been official. It's just been like, "Well that could be an idea to help with instructional time lost" type thing. I know they have been advertising summer care as well, but that was going on before the shut down. I'm not sure what's in the works with that now.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:51 AM
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Louisiana

Governor said he is going to honor BESE's request to keep buildings closed for the rest of the year yesterday.

The official proclamation should come today.
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Old 04-14-2020, 11:22 AM
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Iím in IL like you and I think Pritzker will announce 4/30 that weíre down for the year.
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Old 04-14-2020, 11:29 AM
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Michigan is done for the year.
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:13 PM
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NE - Omaha area
We are closed for the year. Summer school will be online this summer. Students are done May 14th. We did not pack up everything for them, so at some point that will need to be done. Our principal said we can go to the building as needed, as long as not congregating with others.
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:24 PM
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Oregon

We're done with brick & mortar school for the year, and doing online learning per the governor.

We haven't heard whether ESY will be an option yet.
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:25 PM
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Pennsylvania is closed for the rest of this year.
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:39 PM
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That decision was made for us the middle of March. Our state is doing remote learning for the rest of the school year.
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:51 PM
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Closed for the remainder of the year.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:38 PM
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I'm in California. We are closed for the remainder of the year. Summer school is up in the air but it sounds like most likely will be online. Our elementary summer school was already cut due to funding.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:52 PM
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All Indiana schools are closed for the rest of the school year.
I have no idea what the plans are for summer school.
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:47 PM
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Maryland schools closed and remote learning is in place through April 24th.
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:50 PM
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Iowa schools are out until April 30th. Governor Reynolds did say she would update school closure at the end of the week. I don't see us going back this year, just continuing online learning.
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:14 PM
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No - we just heard from the governor this afternoon. As of today, remote learning only for the rest of this school year.

No definite word on ESY.
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:24 PM
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CO. We are out for the year and there is a lot of speculation that we may not go back on time either. We usually start in early August. P just said the other day that district admin is already discussing if they think we can just start late/end late or if this will go on so long that we'll need to start with online again. I really, really hope that doesn't happen.

No official word on ESY, but I noticed they did just post positions for it about a week ago. I'm not sure if they would technically have to try to hold it online if schools can't open, or if they're thinking it would be okay because it would be a much smaller group than a traditional school setting. There were going to be some "enrichment" programs happening for gen ed in the summer, I presume they're no longer happening but no one has said for sure that I know of.
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:36 PM
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I think we will end the year online. At this point, my district isnít even able to return uNtil May 4th, and we are ending away 14th anyway. I donít see us opening for 9 days.

Governor meets with superintendents next week to decide. Iím in Kentucky.
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:21 PM
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Georgia is out for the rest of the year. The students' last day is May 20. Our district went to a four day week for the families and Friday is "catch up" for them. We are grading so most students are doing their work. As we get closer to the end of the school year, we'll see if that continues. We go back the end of July. I am starting to question that??
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:40 PM
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Indiana is elearning the remainder of the year. Most schools here finish up late May/early June in a typical year.
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:43 PM
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Our governor in Missouri declared last Thursday that schools would be closed for the remainder of our academic year. In my own district, there is no mandated online learning. I know in an online staff meeting our P stated they were talking about summer school options, but I don't know that anything has been decided.
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Old 04-14-2020, 08:49 PM
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Iím in IL like you and I think Pritzker will announce 4/30 that weíre down for the year.
GG, I canít imagine this. I think we will go back May 1st.

Also, I really hope he doesnít wait until the day before return.
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:10 AM
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I am in Illinois too. I honestly can’t believe that anyone will go back this school year. There is no way that anyone will take the risk. Our governor has stressed that he will not put anyone in danger by opening up too soon.

He mentioned consulting with neighboring state governors to get a re-opening plan together. He also stressed that a lot of new testing measures and other things that will take a long time to put in place will be necessary in order to re-open.

The governor of Florida wanted to open school back up for the last two weeks of the year and Dr. Faucci basically told him that he was out of his mind to even consider that. If we go back too soon, the virus will come back quickly.

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Old 04-15-2020, 03:29 AM
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It’s interesting to me .. how many states have already pulled out of brick and mortar schooling for the year but how IL has waited.

Chicago is huge and you’d think they’d have made a decision together. Perhaps my confusion comes more form what my district is doing.

My district is going full steam ahead planning for ESY.. summer school letters to parents went out.. teachers have been told who needs to teach etc etc.

I don’t know what their thinking considering all these other states and Dr. Faucci said don’t do it.

It upsets me. My districts decisions throughout this pandemic have been unorganized, confusing and frustrating.

It’s hard to plan for anything not knowing when this will
end. I stopped watching the daily updates when things kept getting majorly extended. I do have to say though ... I like pritzker.

Sorry for the rant.
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Old 04-15-2020, 03:47 AM
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They may just be planning in case it can happen. There are so many things that are uncertain right now and it is hard to know when it will be ok to return. Your district may just be preparing things in case they are able to make summer school happen. They might think it is easier to just cancel if necessary than to have to scramble if it is found safe for them to hold it.

The bottom line though is the governor is the one in control of all of it. If he orders summer schools not to happen or continues a stay at home order, your district will have no choice on whether to continue or not.
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:01 AM
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Illinois- they can't call it until the end of the month. I am fully expecting to be out for the year. Our district is preparing us for the rest of the year. (our super is on the board of supers for the state, so I feel like he knows but can't say or is saying it in a round about way).
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Old 04-15-2020, 06:43 AM
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Why canít they call it until the end of the month? Others have...

Good info about your super.
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Old 04-15-2020, 08:02 AM
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IL has a law that you can only do things 30 days at a time. So they can't within this 30 day period, make a decision for beyond the 30 days... if that makes sense. He said it in one of his press briefings, then I read about it.
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Old 04-15-2020, 09:56 AM
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Texas.

I think it may depend on what county you are located in. Texas has 254 counties with only 184 having any number of the coronavirus at all. That means that some of those may not have any current cases.

So those schools in the unaffected areas just may go back. The governor is to make an announcement on Friday.
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Old 04-16-2020, 11:45 AM
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IL has a law that you can only do things 30 days at a time. So they can't within this 30 day period, make a decision for beyond the 30 days... if that makes sense. He said it in one of his press briefings, then I read about it.
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. I got an email from my union that the state-wide superintendent has been invited to the press conference on Friday. The union said... stay tuned.

I'm still going with thinking we will be back May 1.
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Old 04-16-2020, 12:56 PM
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we are closed for the rest of the year and summer school cancelled too.
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