Today marks our August Not Just a Mom link up hosted by myself, Adrienne, Lauren, Ashley, and Sarita. The topic for the month is Back To School, so here are – things about Back To School. Let’s stop right now and promise each other that this is a no judgement zone. I get a stomach ache when I see people lecturing others on their plans for whether or not they are sending their kids back to school this year. It is also important to remember that being able to keep our kids home is a privilege that not everyone can manage.
So, as we all know, school plans are highly fluid at the moment. No one really knows what is going to happen, whether or not having kids at school is safe, and what the best thing is for anyone but themselves. With that being said, my kids are 15, 13, and almost 10 and if all things were normal, I would not choose to homeschool them.
This is the first year that my kids are not all going to the same small private school. Gabbie is switching to our huge local high school. They asked us to choose whether we wanted to do virtual school or in-person school for the first semester. While virtual school will remain virtual, in-person could become virtual or hybrid based on the state’s positive test percentage. I chose in-person because I want Gabbie to at least have the chance of going to actual school if the numbers are going down appropriately. Plus, she made the varsity dance team and the coach stated that in order to be in the class that goes with the team, we must choose in-person school. School starts after Labor Day.
My boys are still in our small private school which has been working on their plans all summer. They released the plan a week or so ago and while I’m not sure I understand it, I am choosing to trust them! They are starting virtually before Labor Day, although a week later than we would have normally started, and after Labor Day they are planning on an in-person / virtual every other week plan. I am sure there is a reason they decided to do school this way, but I feel that it doesn’t make a lot of sense! We could also have chosen a virtual option if we wanted to, but I prefer in-person if possible!
Your turn. What is your school doing? Are you sending your kids to school if you had the choice not to? If you aren’t a parent, do you know what the local schools near you are planning?
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