I just learned that about 70% of our HS teachers will continue to work remotely when the students go back to in person school. I'm glad that teachers have an option to stay home just as students were given that option. I really hope that most of DS's teachers will be at school though, but totally understand if they can't.

The school doesn't have a final count yet of what percentage of the students are going fully remote vs. hybrid. Does your school have a final breakdown yet? Very curious what the general trends are.

private or public?

OP: Manhattan private

The only teachers teaching remotely at DCs' public ES are those teaching remote students. They've prioritized the teachers who have health accommodations to do that.

I could see how it could be more complicated in a high school though.

Is the idea that hybrid and remote students will be in the same sections? I can see that influencing the situation as well--arguably easier for a teacher to deal with a combined class if they are also remote, so all students are on the same footing.

OP: yes, hybrid and remote students will be in class together. The classes have between 9-12 kids and we don't know yet how many kids will choose remote. If all the kids in a class go in and the teacher also goes in, then they will conduct class without computers.

If some of the students or their teacher is remote, then they will all Zoom so that both the kids in class and the kids at home can participate together including break out rooms. I don't know what the criteria is for teachers to stay remote.

DC's history teacher told the class that she will teach in person as long as her own children are going to live school. So if her own DCs are home, then she will teach remotely.

@anonymous We're already in October and your school doesn't know how many kids will choose remote?

This totally makes sense that a lot of teachers would stay remote in those circumstances. Realistically, most classes will have at least one remote student, so teachers can't take advantage of in person teaching methods anyway. If they have childcare or long commute and the school is making it optional, simply sitting on Zoom in same room as some of their students isn't worth it.

AFAIK, there is one teacher at our elementary who is teaching remotely. At the MS 17% of teachers opted for remote. I don't know which teachers and they seem to be used for remote learning because I see all of dc's teachers listed as having homerooms.

if 70% of teachers are remote who is watching the kids at school? At our school teachers require a medical accommodation to teach remote only. Just as you do for most professions

Sorry to be unclear, 70% are going in to teach live and 30% are teaching from home. There will be staff to monitor the classes including gym teachers.

@anonymous That's the opposite of what your OP said. Completely to be expected, in that case. 23% of DOE teachers have remote accommodations, FWIW.

100% of our teachers are teaching remotely, while a few kids are in school with staff supervision. They gave the equal footing argument that you said. All that means is that no one is learning and everyone is tired of zoom.

We don’t know yet as many are threatening to quit.

DD's private has been in person for a couple weeks, with some students choosing to learn remotely. We were told 15% of the faculty chose to teach remotely.