Make “hybrid” optional in CCISD. Virtual learning is not an option for some teens.

Make “hybrid” optional in CCISD. Virtual learning is not an option for some teens.

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Raquel Lobaina started this petition to Corpus Christi Independent School District

A big decision was made recently that affects our teens enrolled in 5 High Schools of the Corpus Christi Independent School District. Starting this Monday, King, Veterans, Moody, Ray and Carroll are going to start a hybrid model which is a mix of online and face-to-face instruction, alternating days depending on the teen’s last name.

This imposes more danger on teens and teachers. Teens that are home on their “off days” are likely to get together with other teens, be cared for by other relatives or neighbors. Teachers are going to be exposed to two different groups that in turn are being exposed to unnecessary people to care for them. Not to mention the teens that wont log in to Zoom, without a caregiver supervising them. Virtual does not work for all teens. What about the ones without accommodations 504 plans but still with a diagnosis, the ones that are depressed, suicidal, self cutters, being home alone. The ones that are going to “hang out” outside unsupervised. Teachers are heroes, but so are parents. We are trying to navigate work, this virus, and our kids. Work doesn’t stop for everyone. Kids should be in school! If a parent opted for their teen to go back on campus, they should have the option of going back. What about the kids that are being abused at home, school is their safe place where they eat, where they can concentrate without their caregivers screaming in the background. Schools = Safety for lots of teens.

Students have already experienced a significant loss of instruction, which translates to a great loss of learning, particularly for poor students in the district. 

Our teens have been at home since March, that’s 8 months. They are tired of zoom, of having to listen but not really learn, having to complete assignments they didn’t fully understand. Hiding behind a computer screen, without their friends. They need people. They need a teacher teaching in front of them in real life. They need to get up, get dressed, drive to school, and get out of their house everyday. They need to be back at school, they need stability.

Hybrid works for some but not for all.

Please sign this petition to make Hybrid optional for parents not imposed upon us.

 

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