The school district is currently giving our kids/parents a choice - but have a contingency plan in case the choice gets taken away. They are also doing zoom meetings with the community and revising the plan frequently. I still get their voicemails and plans for some reason lol. Not that it bothers me, my daughter always seems to prefer talking about the Messages with me so at least I know what’s going on.
My 14 year old daughter wants to go back to school, even if the social distancing rules or enforcement of them is ridiculous. We did private school for a while, then two years of homeschool, and they only just went back to public school two years ago. She enjoyed private school, but even with scholarships and such the cost, distance and she’s older than the grades available now anyways. She hated being home for school before though, her dad has a tendency to make both kids do more chores and farm work if they are home all the time, and between being rather shy And him having super strict rules even before COVID about people coming over or her going elsewhere… she just wants to be able to go to school and have a reason to care about how she looks and all that.
I understand her and if I get my court issues worked out in time to support her on the decision I will.
My twelve year old son hasn’t outright said, but I think he’s a mix between hating school, so homeschool gets him off the hook for a lot of it, and doing much better under actual instruction because the online classes this year have been sorta a joke. The kids are having a harder time asking questions when they don’t understand and sometimes the teachers just don’t notice the raised hand icon. Plus it’s easier for my son to not pay attention and say he was and the teacher didn’t know he didn’t understand lol. So I’m thinking honestly he should go back too, and he’s a social butterfly so I’m sure he’d hate it and be happy about it at the same time. He has adhd, so he doesn’t get special classes being as it’s a behavioral disability in their mind and doesn’t directly affect his ability to learn- but his lack of focus and caring and choices sure do affect his ability to learn! They do let him have a yoga ball to sit on, and make other reasonable attempts to help him be distracted while focused so, there are pluses for that as well.
Told my daughter, well be smart. Wash your hands. Keep a reasonable distance, wear the masks and like she said if she still gets it well must have been meant to be.