What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Just got the word. They’re moving the Spring break up and closing us effective Monday. There was a robocall that went out last night telling parents if kids missed school because COVID, then the absence would be excused. So a third of the students are absent today.

I’m a bit of a basket case this morning because, frankly, I care very deeply about all these smelly walking biohazards that I work with. They are a lower socioeconomic group and many have Grandma or Grandpa living with them. I don’t want to be fretful / emo about this, but I’ve come to the stark realization that as educators, we are important constants in many of these kids’ lives. It’s real and I think social distancing needs to be applied here in order to slow the spread of the virus. There was a war room meeting of all the administrators yesterday afternoon, but no closure yet announced. Today, I am using a Google form to collect contact information so I can communicate with the students if when schools close. That part will be a new adventure, preparing distance learning.

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