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    #247421 - 07/31/20 08:42 AM Re: feedback on plan [Re: Wren]
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    It sounds like that's what the school typically offers for coursework at that grade level. I think they are doing one subject a day because the regional public health guidance requires fairly strict cohorting, and this provides maximum flexibility for scheduling every student into the classes appropriate to them. If you offer two or more classes a day, you have to find a way to arrange every student in the school into a matched set of classmates with very nearly the same schedule of courses for the year.

    In any case, I think Wren's regional guidance just changed, so it could all change tomorrow.
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    #247422 - 07/31/20 02:39 PM Re: feedback on plan [Re: Wren]
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    You are correct. All changed. And because the school is 7-12, and grades 7 & 8 are considered elementary grades, they are suppose to be in school full time. But private school should follow the guidelines. Not must. So all is still unknown. And high school students have to be in school for 50% of class time. Their schedule was 40%. Again, should, not must. So who knows. Find out next week.

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    #247423 - 07/31/20 02:54 PM Re: feedback on plan [Re: Wren]
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    Pretty much the story most of us are living with---it will keep changing up to and even past the first day of school. I really hope someone is taking data on how this massive educational experiment in which we are all partaking turns out...
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    #247424 - 07/31/20 03:35 PM Re: feedback on plan [Re: Wren]
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    They say that great inventions are created by the necessities of war. This is war-like. An education evolution. Would be nice if they thought like that when creating a plan instead of being in the box, and thinking how do we modify the box.

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    #247425 - 07/31/20 06:11 PM Re: feedback on plan [Re: Wren]
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    And yes.
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    #247431 - 08/01/20 01:10 AM Re: feedback on plan [Re: aeh]
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    Originally Posted By: aeh
    it will keep changing up to and even past the first day of school.


    School going back hasn't stopped things changing here!

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    #247432 - 08/01/20 04:35 AM Re: feedback on plan [Re: Wren]
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    Wouldn't it be nice, if your kid could opt in for classes at school, like PE or history and take the rest online and go at their own pace? Not to say history is not important, but it is nice to be in a class and discuss history, in my opinion.

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    #247433 - 08/01/20 08:17 AM Re: feedback on plan [Re: Wren]
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    We did this for a couple of years with one of our kids. PE, art, music, computer, science labs (elementary), and some incidental academics (neither graded nor mandatory, just present) at school, all core academics at home in modalities and with curricula of our choice.

    While in our case this was a private school, a number of public schools allow this for homeschoolers.

    You might consider asking your school if this is an option. In my experience, privates tend to be more open to individualized solutions, especially if you are still paying tuition...
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    #247435 - 08/01/20 08:53 PM Re: feedback on plan [Re: Wren]
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    Originally Posted By: Wren
    Not to say history is not important, but it is nice to be in a class and discuss history, in my opinion.


    My daughter was the only history student in her final year. The IB coordinator went to great pains to make sure I knew that the school had made sure she always felt safe with the male teacher (this was never a concern for us, but the right thing for them to do). Classes were held in a glass wall room in the library for example. The coordinator then went on to say “And it must be so hard to do history without enough people for a proper discussion... my husband is a retired history professor, I nearly had him come in to join her classes, I think those three would get along so well... but then I realized she’d then be the only student in a class with TWO middle aged/old men, so I didn’t.”

    But certainly there are some subjects were group discussion is great and history is one.

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