Here's Trevor on his first day of 8th grade, long before we'd heard of COVID-19 or experienced distance learning. It feels like a lifetime ago in many ways.
I've been keeping track of the dates related to this very unusual school year.
- On March 13, about an hour before school got out, we got the news that the next two weeks of school were canceled. During those two weeks, I set up a schedule of schoolwork and merit badges for Trevor to do, following the same schedule he had at school (science, language arts, history, robotics, lunch, PE, and math).
- On March 25, the school district announced that we would not be returning to school on March 30th as planned. Instead, distance learning would begin that day, with the first day back tentatively Monday, May 4.
- On April 1, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction announced that schools in California would be unable to physically reopen this academic year. However, this was not a mandate and local school districts could still choose to reopen against the advice.
- On April 10, our school district announced that we would be on distance learning for the remainder of the school year, with spring break to happen as scheduled from April 10-17. The last day is June 11.
Trevor has adapted well to distance learning and is continuing to do very well in school. I'm very thankful and appreciate all that his teachers are doing to ensure his education continues and he is prepared for high school and the future.