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Online School versus Wearing a Mask All Day

 

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Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a busy week of work and writing. My next WIP is going well and I can’t wait until it’s done. I really like this story, too.

But enough about that, I’m back today to talk about the issue of school in the fall. Right now, we must let the school know if our kids are going to be riding the bus, so they can set up routes and figure out how many kids they’re going to be transporting.

 

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I’m talking with my kids and my oldest is fine either way, but I’m not. There are so many unanswered questions. My oldest tells me if there’s an outbreak at the school, they’ll  immediately shut it down. That worries me. I don’t want my kids to get sick, so I’m leaning toward online school. I have a feeling we’re going to end up in that position any way.

In conversations with my kids, they aren’t looking forward to wearing a mask all day, but I don’t know of any other way to protect them. There are so many things we don’t know about the virus. I keep hearing rumors of fevers lasting for months and long-term damage to the lungs and heart. The thing with sending them to school is there’s more of a risk for them to be exposed to this virus.

 

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Right now, I don’t know what the school has planned. We haven’t been given those details yet. The thing is we have to figure out how much of a risk there is in sending the boys to school versus online schooling. I know that online schooling eliminates the risk, but I’m worried about the isolation factor.  We are human after all, social animals. How is this virus going to affect their social development in this time in their lives when learning social cues is so important?

 

There are no easy answers, that’s for sure. What are your school districts doing? How do you feel about it? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

Author:

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

10 thoughts on “Online School versus Wearing a Mask All Day

  1. It’s a conundrum, Lisa. I think if my son was still at school, I may keep him home in the fall, and see how this virus plays out. If all is well, I’d send him to school after the Christmas break. Hopefully a vaccine will be offered early next year, so fingers crossed, my friend, and be well!

    1. Thanks for the advice, Sharon! I appreciate your input. What you’re saying makes a lot of sense and that’s probably the way we’ll go. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  2. I am so very thankful that our kids are all young adults now. I don’t have to make these decisions for them. But, after having had the virus myself, and was ill for 8 weeks, I think that I would be doing online schooling if I were in that position. I never expected I would be so very ill, for so long, with such lingering effects, I do not wish this on anyone.

    1. OMG. I didn’t know you had the virus. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post. You’ve just solidified my decision to do online schooling. I don’t want my kids sick for 8 weeks. Thank you, for sharing your experience with me. I appreciate it!

  3. As soon as the popular teen stores figure out that masks are the new cool accessory and start making trendy designs that singers and Youtubers all want, kids will start wearing them:-)

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