Increased in-person option for Scarsdale Elementary Students

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Zheni Nikolova
Aug 5, 2020
I believe our elementary school students need in person learning.

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M. Desai
Aug 5, 2020
I’m struggling to understand how Scarsdale’s elementary proposal is grossly different than neighboring Westchester towns. Can we brainstorm ways to overcome the barriers to full day school, including not limited to outside tents, bringing lunch from home etc.?

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Christine Gilbride
Aug 5, 2020
I believe these children belong in the classroom, and our district should be able to work this out!

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James Rosenman
Aug 4, 2020
The system leadership (notably Dr Hagerman) has had ample time to come up with multiple solutions to protect our children and to give them the opportunity not to have an iPad as a teacher. Our children should not be deprived of the world-class education Scarsdale Schools provide because there was a failure of imagination. Their plan is a disgrace!

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Jaye Weisbrod
Aug 4, 2020
7 hours a week of in-person learning is not an education! And asynchronous learning is simply busywork, also NOT learning. What’s Scarsdale plan to actually teach our children?

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Ali Miller
Aug 4, 2020
I have a 2nd grade student. She definitely needs more than two half days of in person instruction.

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Yue Tu
Aug 4, 2020
3 Putnam Rd

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Liza Levy
Aug 4, 2020
Scarsdale’s plan is unacceptable for elementary school children! They deserve more time in the classroom.

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Selin Sagalowsky
Aug 4, 2020
I truly appreciate the tremendous efforts of the school district and planning committee, and recognize that educators have expertise and insight into this process that parents do not. I also recognize the unprecedented challenges and multiple compromises the district is facing, and have great sympathy for their task when there are no good solutions - only less bad ones.

However, I am signing this petition because I agree that undertaking the exposure risks for the benefit of two half-days seems unbalanced. As a pediatrician and parent, 6-7 hours/week of in-person instruction is insufficient, particularly given the multiple challenges of remote learning in this age group, which were highlighted in the proposal.

The hybrid model also proposes a return to synchronous virtual learning after school dismissal - this seems like a developmentally misaligned ask of elementary school students, who have well-known restraint-collapse and spillover after returning home. I would much rather forego these sessions in exchange for more in-person time (i.e., Wednesday mornings or longer days), if possible. Thank you for starting this dialogue, and to all the educators and families involved in fine-tuning these solutions.

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Sabrina Silva
Aug 4, 2020
I’m signing this petition, because I believe that classes in person are much better than e-learning for all the ages.