#COVIDchaos – back to remote learning

Welp. Our hybrid in-person learning lasted nine weeks. When we went back to school after our six month "spring break" (after a three week delay), our area's COVID positivity rate was around 5%. Now it's over 20%. We will be learning remotely until at least Thanksgiving, and then reassess the situation. The school is short-staffed. … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – back to remote learning

October snow

What the what? It's October 26 and the "feels like" temperature outside is 12 degrees. There's snow on the ground and we got our first snow day ... sorta.How does a snow day work when kids only "got to school" two days a week? You get an email from the school that says "...students scheduled … Continue reading October snow

#COVIDchaos – how to go to a school sporting event in 2020

Remember in 2019 how easy it was to attend a school sporting event? You might buy a school pass or pay at the gate. You picked up a roster and went and sat in the stands. You might go to the concession stand, and after the game, you could go onto the field and congratulate … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – how to go to a school sporting event in 2020

#COVIDchaos – how to go to school in 2020

As of September 19, there are 30.6 million COVID-19 cases worldwide, 6.75 million in the United States, 53,396 in Kansas, 7,972 cases in Sedgwick County. There have been 953,000 deaths worldwide and 198,000 in the United States. Going to school BC (before COVID)For the past 11 and 12 years, my boys have been "going to … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – how to go to school in 2020

#COVIDchaos – first day of school

Class of 2021 and 2022!Pre-pandemic, the first day of school was Aug. 12. During the coronavirus pandemic, that day got pushed three weeks to Sept. 8. New school supply this year: masks. Today's first day is only for kids who chose the hybrid option, and whose last names start with A-L. The hybrid option is … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – first day of school