Cocalico parents petition to return to school full time.

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Cocalico parents petition to return to school full time.

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Cocalico parents started this petition to Cocalico School Board

Many parents are frustrated with the hybrid learning platform Cocalico has been using the first couple weeks of school.  Students have been left with only two days of learning, which are the two days of in school education. The remainder three days of at home learning are less than adequate. Students are signing in to record attendance and left with no academic instruction or learning.  Our students are already at a disadvantage from what Cocalico offered it’s students in the spring, as compared to neighboring districts who implemented zoom almost immediately when school closed. 

Did you know 14 out of the 17 public schools in Lancaster County have their students back to school full time? Over 82% of Lancaster County students that attend public school have returned to full time in person instruction.  Additionally, Lancaster Catholic, Lancaster County Christian School and OMPH are operating on a full time in person schedule.   It is time for Cocalico to take this next step, now! The Cocalico board said this would not happen until most likely after the new year, but possibly not at all this school year. This is not acceptable!  Waiting until January 1 Cocalico students would have only 29 in person days of instruction. Whereas districts that are currently back full time would have 70 in person days. These districts will be passing our students by leaps and bounds.  From our research, current Cocalico secondary classes have between 2-13 students in each class.  Districts that are back full time have between 20-26 students in each class. Some districts are also not requiring social distancing at lunch in order to make the full time learning work for their students.

Additionally, following the currently model, M-Z kids will not see a teacher prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.  This would leave the students going two weeks without seeing a teacher in November and three weeks without seeing a teacher in December after returning to school after the new year.

Parents that are not ready for their child(ren) to return full time can be given other choices just like the 14 other districts offered.  Full time Cocalico Connections, cyber school or home school.

If you’ve had the opportunity to watch your child’s google meet or tuned into the last school board meeting you are aware the google meet platform that is being used is subpar.  It is full of glitches and hard to follow by constantly cutting out the speaker.

If you support Cocalico returning to full time in person instruction for secondary students we encourage you to sign your name. With enough signatures, this petition will be presented to the school board expressing our dissatisfaction with the current hybrid model while demanding change for our children.  We are asking the Cocalico School board to hold an emergency meeting within the next two weeks, that is open to the public, to discuss having our students attend school full time before the end of October.  Let's get our students back to the teachers they love.  To a routine they are familiar with and where they learn best.  If we don’t stand up for our children, who will?

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