School Push – Three scenarios are proposed: full resumption

Three scenarios are proposed: full resumption of schools with reinforced health measures; a full distance learning schedule; or a hybrid plan where students would attend school part-time, possibly two days a week, with online courses during the rest of the time. A newly formed group of parents, including child psychologist Erika Baker from Halifax issued an open letter asking questions that needed to be answered immediately. Nova Scotia’s Minister of Education Zack Churchill was required to announce the province’s commitment to reach “100% capacity” by September 2020. Council President Lynn Scott defended the decision, saying the alternative – a hybrid model of distance learning and distance learning – “has never been what everyone wants. “The Ottawa Catholic Separate Authority for Education, with the same name, which heard the same signs, went the same way. Kieran Clean, a clinical psychologist from Dartmouth, N.S., reports that his small team of psychologists, even after easing restrictions, “continued to work without stopping and provided great psychological support. “She was impressed by the intensity of psychological problems faced by some children, especially those with disabilities. Claire Bilek, Chair of the Halifax School Advisory Council, spoke on behalf of many on July 9, 2020, when she asked the Nova Scotia Secretary of Education and her department to come up with a plan, or some kind of plan, to get normal school activities back on track in a few weeks. After a five-hour meeting on July 9 and 10, the Ottawa-Carlton County Board of Education, under pressure and coercion, voted to return all students to full-time K-12 schools by September 2020. Ontario’s initial plans to open schools in September were announced on June 19 and developed in consultation with health professionals, including Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Some well-meaning prescriptions from health experts such as Amy Greer, Nisha Tampi and Ashley Tewitt have strong clinical lessons, but may set standards that make it nearly impossible to resume classes in September. Nhung Tran-Davis described parent-controlled distance learning as a “pandemic failure” and called on school districts to resume self-study for children’s well-being. Students surveyed by the Upper Canada School District Board of Directors in Brookville, Ontario, 1-8 June confirmed that the majority of high school students had difficulty learning at home and that their results were clearly inferior. A report on sick children, published on 17 June, identified the reasons for this and made it clear that restarting work is important to relieve psychological stress and can be done without undue risk to the children’s physical health. As most counties are trying to develop a final school re-entry plan, health experts supported the Sick Kids report, which warns against the psychological risks of children not going to school. The “test” was conducted with relatively few negative health reviews and provided important information and feedback to help prepare for the 2020-21 school year. Vera Etches called for a return to full-time employment, and elected leaders were shocked by parents’ concerns about the possible negative consequences of extending part-time tuition or hybrid part-time work until the fall semester. While plans to reopen are still in the air, with only a few weeks left in September, radical changes are taking place with the introduction of the OVID-19 impact assessment on distance learning and the fact that more and more parents are finding their voice in public.