A parent from Stark County writes, “I do not have a clear direction of what is expected of me in my home education role. They are sending assignments home and telling parents not to stress about them if they don't get it done. I am a very deadline, detailed person, so if it is assigned then I have expectations that my children need to complete it. I feel it is attainable, but at what cost? My sanity, relationship with my children? With having special needs children, can they really afford to miss any time in their education? I would be letting them fall farther behind if I were not diligent in urging them to complete all of the assigned work.”
ELL administrator Kristina Robertson writes, "Envision the strengths of families and work from that knowledge as you respond to this crisis. While multilingual families may need differentiated support from school districts, they also usually have built-in networks of support that help them keep each other safe and connect each other with important resources. Some may have had experience with health issues that makes them uniquely knowledgeable about how to maintain their safety. Respect their knowledge and ability to problem-solve in this situation."
~ From "School Responses to COVID-19: ELL/Immigrant Considerations" Blog