Has HCHS said anything about re-opening in the fall? Wondering if I missed it.
Haven't heard anything yet from the school. Hopefully they will have a remote option.
I'm sure they will have a remote option. But I'm hoping they have an in-school option as well. Feel like my DC is missing out on so many opportunities!
I would rather be safe than sorry. DC can have the opportunities again when we learn how to cure this virus / have a vaccine that is at least 70% effective.
I think we could be looking at years before there is a cure or effective vaccine. Not willing to keep my child home for the long haul.
I agree. Do you want your child to have her entire high school experience sitting in her bedroom?
I think we are hopeful of a vaccine by the end of this year. The Oxford vaccine is going to be available for UK and EU by September and is expected to be 40% effective like the flu vaccine. The US vaccine candidates are in human trials phase so hopefully they should be available by year end. There is some talk by FDA approving it for emergency use before that.
So you are comfortable with a 40% effective vaccine that must be re-taken annually and has a greatly varying rate of effectiveness? Not to mention that only 40% of U.S. adults get the flu vax in any given year. There's no reason to think that a Covid vaccine will be any different/better.
I guess a 40% effective vaccine is better than nothing and will at least reduce the severity of the illness. I am risk averse and would like to have something in my arsenal before sending my kid to school. Don't have a great immune system, have diabetes, don't feel comfortable just yet. Besides the second wave is expected to hit in Fall too.
Be honest. Are you fat?
I am afraid that schools will not have the readiness and resources to put preventative measures into place. WHO finally admitted that the virus is airborne and indoor transmission possible. Are we going to have resources to do what South Korea or Taiwan implemented in schools? How will they ensure ventilation for air exchange? Then the kids will be also likely be carriers of the virus home.
I am hoping in person school at the fall as much as possible. Our family is not in high risk group so we are willing to take a chance so my kid doesn't miss out much time in school. Meanwhile, my company won't be happy if I request to work from home full time because of child care although owners understand that is a legitimate need for me. On another hand, I totally support online options for those families who have concerns of sending their kids to school.
We are also willing to take a chance, at least on part-time school. Truthfully if many parents opt out, that makes it easier for the rest of us.
I want my kid back in school at least part of the time for her mental health. shut away in her room on a screen all day isn't a great option.
I'm a 7th grade parent and don't know of any WhatsApp chats. I'd really like a discussion board for the HS. I find HCHS to be a bit of a black box.
I bet that it will be mostly remote learning in the Fall, at least for the elementary school kids. No way do they have the space to accommodate all the children and maintain social distancing.
Not to mention the lack of ventilation in the building. It's one hell of a problematic building for this. :-(
I think it will be the opposite- 100% remote for HS and limited in-person for ES. The airflow issues alone in that building will make it impossible for them to meet the State standards.
How many of us are Hunter parents? Seven? Eight? More? We could start our own discussion board on this site...
To be honest, the Whatsapp group chat is not that helpful. They're mostly for SOS texts to the in class reps when there are tech issues during remote learning. But if you wanted to start a Hunter Whatsapp group for your DC's grade in the HS, it shouldn't be hard.
Also, if the Hunter college classes this fall are fully remote, why can't they use the Hunter College campus space to accommodate some of the ES/HS students? That would create a lot more space.
Has the college announced what they are doing? If they are fully remote, I'd expect HCCS to go remote as well. The shut-down in the Spring went in line with the college.
I don't think they've made an official announcement, but I have a good friend who works in CUNY administration, and she says it's almost certain they will stay remote this fall.
That's interesting, thank you for sharing that tidbit. Leads me to think I'm right in my suspicion that HCCS will be remote. Otherwise, why not let us in on plans? Every other school in the city has communicated some semblence of plans to their families. We'll be remote and they aren't telling us until last minute to minimize drama. (although what drama? my kid is already running risk calculations and says he wants to be remote because of the no window situation - clearly not safe he says)
How many of you are actually satisfied with the remote learning provided by the school?
I can only speak to elementary - it was really good (my kid my actual measurable progress) and I'd imagine with a summer to prepare for the possibility, it'll be top notch by Fall.
Interesting. What grade? My elementary DC had the exact opposite experience.
Finally my tribe-- fellow Hunter moms! Can you share what your DC is doing this summer and what grade your DC is in?
Middle schooler is taking Advanced TikTok and AP Fortnite.
I was not unsatisfied for the spring, especially given how quickly the school had to and did pivot. . However I could also see how the isolation/constant screentime was not great for my kid. I would very much like a hybrid option for the fall, when she will be in 10th grade.
I have a younger child at a DOE school, and there was no comparison - HCHS was way, way better. I agree with the poster above that the worst part was the isolation.