Although many parents and students are excited for their child to be able to go back to school for in-person learning through the new hybrid model, some are experiencing mixed feelings. If your child has loved being at home over the past months, or has thrived academically while learning from home remote, you’re not alone. Several of our students and parents have found many silver linings in the remote learning experience.
If this sounds like your child, you might find this article on Edutopia interesting:
Of course, we do not want to forget about the benefits of in-person learning, least of all social and emotional development. But it’s also okay to acknowledge the gains that your child may have made over the past few months, and the unexpected benefits you may have come across. This doesn’t mean there is anything ‘wrong’ with your child, it just means they were able to thrive in unusual circumstances, and that the experience allowed them to develop new parts of themselves. It also may have taught them, their teachers, and you as their parents; a great deal about who they are and how they learn best. This is all useful information which can be used in the future to support their learning and overall well-being.
If your child is reluctant to go back to school, or you have any questions or concerns about the hybrid model, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s Homeroom Teacher, Mr. Gerry, or myself.