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Schools slowly begin to reopen in the Los Altos School District

Original post made on Sep 29, 2020

Tuesday was anything but a normal school day at Egan Junior High School. Attendance as of 9 a.m. was a grand total of three students, and the gym had been converted into a COVID-19 testing site.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 1:26 PM

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Posted by Santa Rita Mom
a resident of The Crossings
on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:49 pm

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Glad to see that the ones who are hit hardest by this ongoing situation are finally going to get some normalcy back.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2020 at 10:49 am

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Los Altos school district Superintendent Baier has apparently been directing an excellent, even exemplary reopening response. Administrative experience can matter. There is also a very informed way LASD is handling the 'everyone looks at risk differently' problem in its community. UNLIKE Palo Alto USD, the in and out of 100% home learning isolation or 'blended' sometimes in-person is not forced One or The Other Forever! There is a try for 6 week plan, with choice of enrollment options. Very innovative!

The PAUSD superintendent seems to not understand this. In press coverage preceding today's PAUSD board meeting, their superintendent is being (to me) obstinate in the face of his parent community. Come on - minority needs and fears can be accommodated.

{MVWSD Board candidates - would you vote to reverse dismantling the successful Individual homeschool Support Plan (ISP)? It provided parent support for several decades - at less than regular school cost. Trustee Blakely joined in the effort and the vote to disband this home school support.}

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Posted by RalphJStinson
a resident of Gemello
on Oct 29, 2020 at 1:44 am

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It seems to me that opening schools is a bad idea. I recently read that the second wave of the pandemic could be stronger and more dangerous for young people. I continue to use online resources Web Link for education and this is the right direction. Schools must minimize risks and schools must modify their education system. We are writing a new history of Internet copywriting.

Posted by JamesSweeney
a resident of Bailey Park
on Nov 2, 2020 at 2:24 am

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Although schools are opening, I do not think it will be long, because the pandemic has not yet passed and due to large crowds of students everything will gain momentum. And such instability is very bad, because every time students need to get used to a new format of education, which has a negative impact on their success.
For example, my friends even started asking for help at Web Link because they didn't have time to write a research paper on their own or they just couldn't do it.
I hope that soon everything will be stable and we will be able to return to the usual rhythm of learning.

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