September 26th, 2020 9:38 PM
Wow! I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the comments from this school board. How incredibly disrespectful, demeaning, and misinformed! Let you know so you can fill their position?! There are QUALIFIED candidates just waiting around READY to jump into the curriculum? BS! To talk to a teacher like that?! Who do you think you are? Turning a bit orange, are you? So, what protocols have been put into place? What physical changes have been made to the school? Has the ventilation system been totally revamped at the very least? As for board members "going to work", do any of you spend your day in a roomful of teenagers? You know, those people who break rules more than ANY other? Didn't think so! ? As usual, all, "rah, rah, rah", but as for concrete logistics and strategies, "...crickets...". Just disrespectful remarks and threats. You ARE elected to your positions, correct?
September 24th, 2020 8:34 PM
Thank you to District 208 BOE, RB Administration, and teachers! Your willingness to consider the "whole" student-both physical and mental is greatly appreciated and valued. There are no guarantees with COVID-19 but I am confident that RB students with Parent/Guardian/Community support and encouragement will demonstrate respect and gratitude for the In-person learning opportunity they can return to. Thank you for being so thoughtful and inclusive in your decision making process.
September 24th, 2020 5:44 PM
Over the years, RBHS has not been bashful about spending our tax dollars on things like astro-turf for the football field, etc. Why haven't I heard any discussion involving the use of various technologies to help minimize the risk of people passing viruses around in the school, like UVC lighting systems, and additional HEPA level air filtration. These systems will continue to be effective into the future, with any current or future virus activity, like your basic cold virus. This community has the resources to do right by the staff and students, lets get it done!
September 24th, 2020 3:59 PM
Ms. Murphy, thank you for a cogent argument on behalf of learning. You replace tug-of-war-until-we-all fall-down rhetoric with attention to logistics, practicalities, and instructional integrity and challenge the community, administration, and faculty to do better by improving distance learning and virtual classrooms. This is exactly the right focus.
September 24th, 2020 3:17 PM
class at RB potentially exposes someone to up to 70 individuals over the course of a seven period day. There are not many other settings where someone is asked to take the risk of speaking to this many different people in a confined indoor space for an extended period without a level of personal protective equipment that has not been proposed at RB. I do not deny that on-line learning is imperfect and would urge the Board to devote its energies to making it work better. Seven periods of screen time each day is exhausting for my son and I suspect he is learning less overall than in pre-pandemic times. I recognize that there can be individual circumstances that make on-line learning particularly challenging and I encourage RB to creatively address these individual challenges. However, I cannot see how a school-wide hybrid learning system that increases the risk of contracting the virus for every student, teacher and family associated with District 208 without...
September 24th, 2020 3:12 PM
The Board's key concern should be maximizing learning time for RB students given the circumstances. No information has been provided for how this will be done with hybrid learning and it is hard to see how it can be accomplished without reducing instructional time. If 25% of the students attend in-person classes, what do the other 75% of the students in that class do that day? Will that 75% attend that same class remotely and, if so, how will the learning experience be improved if the majority of the class is attending remotely? Will the students engage in "independent learning" and, if so, what does that mean and what assurance is there that reducing overall instructional time will result in equivalent learning? How can the Board decide the broad parameters of a hybrid learning model on October 13 and expect teachers to rewrite their teaching plans for implementation less than a week later? When teachers and students are inevitably...
September 24th, 2020 5:28 AM
This is insane.
September 24th, 2020 5:15 AM
I will not be sending my child to school. Too many unanswered questions. Not playing Russian roulette with my kids life! I think it would be more mentally and emotionally tramatic if they came down with covid-19 and either died themselves or they give it to a parent with health issues and they die! No! No! No! JMO
September 23rd, 2020 8:55 PM
"It's time to go back to work." OK?.. A few questions; Are students going to be tested or are we going to continue with the ineffective temperature taking? Are we going to have more nurses on staff or just the one we have now which is inadequate in non-pandemic times? Are we going to have adequate contact tracing? The problem with people so eager to "get back to normal" at any cost is that it is currently based on wishful thinking and finger-crossing and not on sound scientific fact. New cases are still high and increasing in the suburbs that feed RBHS not to mention the approaching flu season. You can be sure that the numbers would be even higher if students were sent back in school. Our experience with online learning has been excellent. Teachers have adapted wonderfully. Remote learning is not some radical idea but has been around for years and is an extremely effective tool in these trying times. This quote from Smithing, "Tell us sooner than later, so...
September 23rd, 2020 5:22 PM
I am guessing that all of the teachers that are not comfortable with returning to school have not been locked in their homes since this whole pandemic started. Did some of these teachers have summer camps for athletics? Did they not see any other family members but those in the household that they live in? Did they not go grocery shopping? Did they not vote for the hybrid choice of learning and then turn around and protest against it? I appreciate and praise all teachers, but it's time to go back to work. And let me just add that, on three occasions, in one of my daughter's "classes" in remote learning there was no teacher. When looking at her computer screen, it reminded me of looking at the beginning of the Brady Bunch.... With the students being the Brady kids ... looking up and down wondering where their teacher is.... Thank you to the board of district 208 for listening to your parents and students.
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By Helen Gallagher
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