Now is the time to voice your opinion, Mom and Dad (and kids in grades six through twelve).
The NYC DOE is asking parents and students to weigh in on the current remote learning experience, which isn't always easy (especially when parents have to help figure out math problems). Before May 1, New Yorkers are invited to take a survey online.
Here's what you need to know:
The digital survey is divvied up by borough and available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Urdu. Questions differ for students and parents: Parents are asked about tech and internet access for their children, teacher availability and what improvements they'd like to see, among others. Students are asked how comfortable they feel learning at home, how they remain focused and so on.
Although it is intended for parents and guardians of DOE students in any grade and students in grades six through twelve, families with more than one child attending a school should complete the survey on behalf of their eldest child. Families should complete only one survey per school per household, according to the DOE site.
It's definitely a new experience for everyone, and there have been some changes over the past few weeks: transitioning out of Zoom, canceling spring break and so on. We're still not entirely sure whether or not students will physically attend class this academic year. It's an unprecedented time, so stay safe and check in with us if you need suggestions about how to spend your time in.
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