I picked "fully remote" for both my kids (12yo DD, 10yo DS), because the reopening plan seems like a hot mess and I don't want my kids in a situation where teachers and principals don't feel like it's organized and safe. Even now, it's not clear who is even teaching the blended-learning kids on their remote days, so the remote-only option seems more educationally solid anyway.
I feel bad about it though. DS really wants to go back to school. We live across the street from the school and he'll be seeing kids going in and out every day. DH and I both work full-time, so it's not like we're going to be showing the kids a good time at home... it will be grim, hopefully not as bad as last Spring but not great. As time allows, we'll get the kids together with other kids outside.
I don't really need advice, just looking for commiseration. I'm having stress dreams about the start of school, but they are different this year--masks, Zoom meetings, etc. I never liked BDB or Carranza that much, but now they just come across as such preening political hacks. I feel like the public school leaders are really letting down parents, teachers, everyone involved. And of course I know that this affects so many kids and families in a more negative way than it does my own. It just all feels so sad, and like such a contrast to the feelings of a normal school year starting.