Back-to-school comes Monday for in-person learning in Miami-Dade County

HIALEAH, Fla. – In just hours, Miami-Dade brick-and-mortar schools will be opening their doors.

On Monday, Oct. 5 the students who will return to in-person learning in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools will be those in Pre-K, kindergarten and first graders, along with students with special needs.

“We’ve been in schooling since Aug. 31, but tomorrow, Oct. 5, will be the first day of physical schooling,” Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said Sunday outside of Hialeah Elementary.

Carvalho spent the day touring several of the county’s schools and facilities ahead of the re-openings.

“We expect to have about 22,000 students returning to the schoolhouse option. Many, many thousands of students are continuing to learn online,” Carvalho said.

Safety measures will be in place. Local 10′s cameras captured signage throughout campuses, desks spaced apart, and hand sanitizer on buses.

Teachers say they are ready to go back, but they are

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Piute School District, Murray High School moving to online learning Monday

SALT LAKE CITY — Murray High School and Piute County School District schools both announced Sunday evening that students will move to online learning starting Monday for the next two weeks.

The news comes after the schools have reached the 15-case threshold for COVID-19. Murray High School plans on holding in-person classes on Monday, Oct. 19, and Piute schools plan on returning on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

“Over 60 Piute High School students were absent on Friday October 2nd for quarantines, isolations, and other illnesses,” read a statement from the district. “The high school has had difficulty finding enough substitutes to fill in for all the teachers and staff that have either been quarantined or requested leave for illness.”

Some Piute groups and one-on-one tutoring may still be provided in person at the school buildings. More specific instructions for digital learning will be provided by each individual school within the district.

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TPS parents push for district to return to in-person learning; superintendent’s recommendation to be made Monday | Education

Deere said she plans to attend Monday’s rally because she doesn’t believe the numerous emails sent to board members and administrators are working. She said she hopes that if enough people show up in force, then the district might listen.

But if TPS decides to stick with distance learning, she said her plan is to transfer her children out of the district. That outcome would be especially devastating to her son, who attends Thoreau Demonstration Academy and who would lose his spot if he leaves.

“They just can’t keep doing distance learning,” Deere said. “My boys seem to be coping a bit better, but my daughter, she’s not.”

Danny Daniels, whose son attends Eisenhower International School, is pushing for the district to abandon district learning because of the lack of social interaction between students and their teachers and peers.

Like Deere, Daniels said he thinks the best way for families

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Roosevelt Elementary to return to in-person learning Monday | Education

Roosevelt Elementary School will reopen to students Monday, according to a Janesville School District news release issued Wednesday.

Students at Roosevelt have been learning virtually since the school pivoted to online learning Sept. 16 to prevent a breakout of COVID-19.

“After a three-week pivot to online instruction, and following a review of COVID-19 data, Roosevelt and SDJ leadership determined that a return to face-to-face instruction in the school building is appropriate,” the release reads.

Craig High School also pivoted to online learning Sept. 16, but Wednesday’s statement did not give a return date or update for the high school.

The school district announced Monday that Adams Elementary School was pivoting to online learning until at least Friday, Oct. 9. The district said the reason was because too many teachers were in quarantine, and substitute teachers are hard to find.

There are no elementary-age students with active cases of COVID-19, in

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Miami-Dade Public Schools To Return To In-Person Learning Monday

MIAMI, FL – Miami-Dade County Public Schools will begin a staggered reopening on Monday, school officials voted on Tuesday following an emergency school board meeting.

The Miami-Dade School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize the superintendent to reopen schools for students beginning on Monday. Students whose parents opted for the Schoolhouse model in July will begin to return to school sites on Monday with a phased-in approach by grade level. All students who wish to return to in-school learning will return to school by Friday, Oct. 9.

Students whose parents choose the My School Online option in July’s survey will continue distance learning, school officials said.

Last week, the school board voted not to reopen schools for in-person learning until Oct. 14. The school board had considered a proposal by Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to begin opening up brick-and-mortar classrooms as an option for parents earlier in the month, but it

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Monday Morning Media Roundup: September 28th, 2020

I was never much one for math, but we’ve all had to become something of mathematic experts as Milwaukee’s last two seasons offer the possibility of back-to-back transitive property championships. Smugly sitting back in your armchair and firing off tweets about how “if we’d only beaten Eventual Champion X, we’d definitely have beaten Other Eastern Team Y and gone on to win the Finals over Whatever Western Team Z” is all we have left once the fires of our blazing wreck have been put out.



Jimmy Butler et al. watching a band on stage in front of a crowd


© Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images


Which is the long-winded way of saying we’ll be stuck with another case of the woulda, coulda, shouldas if Miami does the thing and defeats LA in the Finals. We’ve already faded so rapidly into obscurity that nobody outside of our psychotic corner of the internet will even bother connecting the dots that lead from being down

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Tacoma kindergartners, special ed students return to classrooms Monday

Tacoma Public Schools kindergartners and special education students will return to the classroom Monday. Desks will be kept 6 feet apart.

TACOMA, Wash. — Students will return to the campuses of Tacoma Public Schools on Monday morning.

Approximately 1,700 kindergarteners and 700 special education students will resume in-person instruction with precautions based on recommendations by the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department.

”I am getting ready for you to come back to class on Monday. I couldn’t be more excited,” Point Defiance Elementary kindergarten teacher Kelly King told her students during their Wednesday morning online class.

King, who has taught in Tacoma schools for 35 years, said she has enjoyed teaching online but said her students need to be back in the classroom.

”Everyday will be a challenge,” said King. “But a good challenge. We’re all going to be better because of this.”

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Call for consistency: Continuing district divide bridged by single issue Monday | News



NPS protests

Students, parents and teachers rally in favor of in-person learning (Reese Gorman, 09/21/2020)




During demonstrations and public comments Monday evening, the continuing divide in the Norman Public Schools community was bridged by one issue: the desire for more consistency.

In the midst of two demonstrations and a lengthy public comment section at Monday evening’s Board of Education meeting, community members of all opinions expressed frustration with the district’s current path. Some asked for schools to reopen and students to be brought back to in-person learning, while others advocated for more safety measures and further reconsideration of the current plan, but people on both sides asked that the district commit to more stability.

“We need consistency — our children need to know what’s going to happen for the next several weeks,” said Jennifer Hendrix, a NPS parent, during the public comment section. “As soon as

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