Fairfax county Virginia is offering parents a choice,
between partial in-person and online and full-time online learning.
Michelle and Jonah Goldschlag decided to homeschool their nine-year-old son,
and send their 11 year old daughter to school for two days of in-person learning a week.
Main factor there was that she really draws a lot of energy from her classmates,
and and shes very close to a lot of her classmates,
and she really just I think it would have crushed her to not be able to see any of them next year,
but this decision did not come easy to the Goldschlags.
The transition to online learning was difficult,
and I would say that her voice was lost a bit in the digital classroom.
We dont have anybody whos at high risk in our household,
so that was a one that was one factor.
Our families dont live particularly close,
so we dont see them tremendously frequently,
so we think the precautions seem very reasonable.
In terms of limiting the number of students and and wearing masks,
and the not having recess and all those other things that theyre doing.
Maryam Arum and Lumo who lives in the same district,
两个住在同一地区的Maryam Arum 和Lumo，
as a Goldschlags chose four days a week of online learning for her son.
Her teenage daughter wants to go to school which makes Aram Lu anxious,
and I worry about what to do with my parents who are in their 70s and 80s.
and similarly I know there are other neighbors who have told me one is a doctor,
and she doesnt want to expose her patients to further risk,
one has a husband who has a heart condition.
Teachers can also decide whatever they want to teach in person or online.
At first Ingamoran who teaches french in a school in arlington was eager to go back to the classroom.
As I thought about it more and I read more of the data about what we know about covid 19,
I got really more nervous because I invent,
I imagined going into the classroom,
and I imagined children not wearing the mask all the time taking it off,
and that I would have a chance of getting the disease,
and then I thought about the other people in the building,
who might be at higher risk the school bus drivers the custodians.
Arlington school district has opted to go from part-time in-person to full-time online learning.
Moron is convinced that the online learning experience would greatly improve this fall.
Every teacher I know is spending their free time in the summer planning and researching how to do this.
At the same time some schools in virginia are ready to open full time,
and we also have very rural school divisions,
and the southwestern corner of the state of other very rural areas,
where there hasnt been the level of infection,
that weve seen in more popular populated areas.
Schools that offer in-person learning are developing new procedures for children and staff,
including mandatory masks lunches in the classroom and limiting contact games.
our school divisions have to file two plans with the department of education the state department of education.
One plan is about health.
How are you going to mitigate um the risk of the coronavirus?
How are you going to sanitize the the learning environment?
How are you going to practice social distancing for students and staff?
The other plan is about instruction.
Similar preparations are going on all around the years,
with school districts administration schools principals teachers and parents making their own choices.
some metropolitan areas like San Diego Los Angeles and Atlanta opted for full-time online learning.
Titanov Orozco and Leicester Bacolette for viewing news Fairfax Virginia.
Titanov Orozco和Leicester BacoletteVOA新闻，费尔法克斯，弗吉尼亚州。