SAY YES to in-person learning at East Rockaway Schools

SAY YES to in-person learning at East Rockaway Schools

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Omar G started this petition to Schools Superintendent Lisa Ruiz

On July 31, 2020, the East Rockaway School District published it's Reopening Plan which indicates the district intends on implementing the "Hybrid Model" which provides both in-person and remote learning on alternate days. East Rockaway's plan indicates that the Full In-person Model can not be implemented until "all pandemic restrictions" are removed by NYS. 

Almost all neighboring school districts are going with a full in-person model for those that feel comfortable. Why isn't East Rockaway doing the same?

Earlier this month, the school district conducted a survey on returning to school. Approximately 70% of those families surveyed were confident about having their children return to school. Why is it that the majority of children will not have the important option to return to full in-person learning in September?

It has been published and well documented by numerous pediatric associations and even the CDC' that extended school closure is harmful to children. It can lead to severe learning loss and emotional issues for years to come. It is known that students often lose nearly 20% of school year reading gains and up to 39% of math gains during the summer alone. 

We can not leave "learning to chance" just because the district has not put enough thought and creativity into developing a plan, where all children are given the opportunity to continue progressing both socially and academically. The governor has even been recently quoted sharing his concerns with equal learning experiences among all students while also pointing out inequities in remote learning. 

Please sign my petition and let's get our children back into their schools where they belong.

 

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