I think private schools will absolutely be open 100% next fall. Much less confident about public.
Depends on what happens with vaccination rollout, variants/mutations, whether we are in another wave, status of the pediatric vaccine, etc. Impossible to say right now. Chances are good, but no one can really say just yet.
Im switching my kids from private to public next year. I know its a risk but I believe the likelyhood is quite high we will be back to 100% in person (with some distancing and masks so not 100% normal)
why would you do this now?
@Anonymous I didn’t love the schools approach and my
youngest is starting k so I’d like him to make friends at the school I expect he will be in going forward.
@Anon what was the school's approach?
I think it depends on a change in guidelines, getting rid of the 6 ft thing. Seems Biden admin is considering. Parents need to more successfully lobby govt like restaurants have (I mean seriously how did we open restaurants when schools were closed...)
Oh, come on. You understand why, don't you?
@Anonymous there's an interesting piece on this in the NYTimes today saying that parents in blue states were more willing to accept school closures because democrats are more likely to overestimate COVID risk. (Wheres Repulicans are more likely to underestimate.)
private 100% public 60%
Private 100%. Many are already doing that. For public it depends on so many things. I think if you are in a school that is in 50% of the time now, you will likely be in full time in the fall since in the next 5 months I do think they will change guidance to 3' (sadly I am losing hope of this happening before the end of this year). But if you are in a school that is still on a 3 cohort model the odds are low.
Many public schools (K-5) on the UES are returning to five days a week now.
private 100%. public 50%. we switched to private this fall for this reason. doesn't matter what the President, Governor, Mayor or CDC says, it's up to the cooperation of New York Teachers Union to make its members return to school this fall. I used to never understand why my cousin, who is a public school teacher, always complained at family gatherings that parents hated teachers and thought they were overpaid. now I finally get it
@ Anonymous I always thought my kids teachers were AMAZING. This past year changed my mind in a big way.
Not all teachers support the closures. The good ones want to be back in schools.
@Anon Agree. It's the feckless leadership in this city and state + the teachers' union.
My DC's public school teachers are amazing and many of them are back in school, teaching in person and also leading virtual sessions. It seems really, really tough and I can see them working really hard. Honestly, I really admire them. It seems like all of them want to welcome kids back 100% but their hands are tied bc of the union.
Hybrid. The city is saving a fortune, they won’t change . Teacher union happy to have the hybrid option
Why does the Teachers' Union preferred hybrid? Because the teachers get paid the same and work less?