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Jul 23, 2020 11:17PM
I am a special education paraprofessional. I work in Kindergarten in a Pre-K to grade 8 school (about 350 students total).
Our Board of Education had a Zoom meeting to inform us of what school will look like in September. BOE is planning for back to school, in person classes with lots of safety measures: masks on everyone, desks 6' apart, gallon-sized hand sanitizer everywhere, temperature checks, changes in schedules so less people in hallways, etc. There will be no shared materials (pens, pencils, iPads).
They are also building in "mask breaks" during the day. Lunch will be in the gym, with a special table set-up, assigned seats, Plexiglas barriers. There will be other breaks as well, such as teaching outdoors sitting more than 6 feet apart.
Also, there will be parallel, virtual teaching as well. About 25% of parents said that they would be keeping their children home in September. These students will be taught similar to what we did for March-June. Teachers in the building will be focusing on their students. Virtual teachers will be getting a special stipend to be the virtual teacher for a grade. A teacher may do the virtual during their breaks, prep time, before/after school time, or another teacher may be the virtual teacher.
The school is planning that if "Johnny" comes to school in September, and then if his family needs to quarantine for 2 weeks, Johnny will be then switch to the virtual teaching class. The virtual class will be taught at the pace as the in school class. At the end of quarantine, Johnny comes back to school, again at the same place as his peers.
We shall see.
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