This week our public schools welcomed students back for the first time since March. There were some hiccups, especially at dismissal time, or so I heard. I was not there to see it, and neither were my children, because we’re continuing with distance learning.
Distance learning is working out well, but I have to admit that I’m a little jealous of those other kids and their parents. How exciting for them to have their first real school day! But I worry for them, too. COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. I’m afraid that open schools will contribute to community spread, and that more people will get sick, perhaps even die. Only time will tell. I like to be right, usually, but in this matter I hope I’m wrong.