Sacramento parent wants online study as delta variant surges

Sending students back to school at a time when COVID-19 cases are rising again puts many parents in a dilemma: send their unvaccinated children back to school or enroll in an independent study. A Sacramento-area parent told KCRA 3 News she shouldn’t have to choose between her children’s health or education. “Our anxiety is growing day by day,” said Geetha Kapse. preparatory school, or choose online independent study, which offers foundational instruction, not advanced placement courses. Last year Winston Churchill continued to offer advanced learning via an online platform, but this year the hybrid online platform is not an option. A statement from the San Juan Unified School District reads, “This year, the district’s primary alternative to learning is independent study or homeschooling due to new state legislation that makes more difficult the offer of distance education. We do not have a distance education option this school year. Kapse said that his children are now enrolled in standard learning courses as part of independent study and fear the girls will be too late when they finally return to their advanced placement courses at Winston Churchill.”I love going to school and being with my friends,” Kapse’s daughter Pratha Kamble said. said: “Education is very important, but it’s not worth putting my life at risk. And we don’t have to be forced to choose between education and health.” “I think maybe they should do some good social distancing, or just come up with distance learning and make it a hybrid model for people who want to go to school and people who want to stay in distance learning,” added Vipra Kamble, Kapse’s other daughter. return to their current school during this school year and at the start of the 2022-23 school year. Thus, in the case of the Kapse children, they are guaranteed to be able to return to Winston Churchill during the period indicated by the district. “The program my daughters are in right now – it’s amazing and I really like my current school district,” Kapse said, referring to Winston Churchill’s Advanced Placement Classes. “I want to stay with this school district. They’ve been great so far, except now, only now I’m disappointed.” Kapse is one of more than 13,000 California parents who have signed a petition to have all schools have a hybrid online model. Click here for more details on the petition.

Sending students back to school at a time when COVID-19 cases are rising again puts many parents in a dilemma: send their unvaccinated children back to school or enroll in an independent study.

A Sacramento-area parent told KCRA 3 News that she shouldn’t have to choose between health or education for her children.

“Our anxiety is growing day by day,” said Geetha Kapse.

Kapse said Thursday she had to choose between sending her two daughters back to Winston Churchill Middle School, a college-preparatory school, or choosing online independent study, which offers basic education and not advanced placement courses.

Kapse said she did not feel safe sending her children to school until they were vaccinated, without protection against the coronavirus.

Last year Winston Churchill continued to offer advanced learning via an online platform, but this year the hybrid online platform is not an option.

A statement from the San Juan Unified School District reads:

“This year, the district’s primary alternative to in-person learning is independent study or homeschooling due to new state legislation that makes it more difficult to offer distance learning. We don’t We don’t have a distance learning option this school year.”

Kapse said her children are now enrolled in standard independent study learning courses and fear the girls will be too far behind when they eventually return to their advanced placement classes at Winston Churchill.

“I love going to school and being with my friends,” Kapse’s daughter Pratha Kamble said. “Education is very important but it’s not worth risking my life for. And we don’t have to choose between education and health.”

“I think maybe they should do some good social distancing, or just come up with distance learning and make it a hybrid model for people who want to go to school and people who want to stay in education at distance,” added Vipra Kamble, Kapse’s other daughter.

San Juan Unified in a statement to KCRA 3 said students enrolled in the district’s home study or independent programs may return to their current school during this school year and at the start of the 2022-23 school year. . Thus, in the case of the Kapse children, they are guaranteed to be able to return to Winston Churchill during the period indicated by the district.

“The program my daughters are in right now – it’s amazing and I really like my current school district,” Kapse said, referring to Winston Churchill’s Advanced Placement Classes. “I want to stay with this school district. They’ve been great so far, only now, only now am I disappointed.”

Kapse is one of more than 13,000 California parents who have signed a petition to have all schools have a hybrid online model. Click here for more details on the petition.

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