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'Mixed feelings' as young students return to campus in the Menlo Park school district

Original post made on Sep 30, 2020

Oak Knoll Elementary students on Monday sprawled in front of lap desks on yoga mats placed next to colorful dots 6 feet apart. Doors were left open and an air purifier was running. Welcome to kindergarten during a pandemic.

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Posted by Michael
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 1, 2020 at 1:07 pm

Michael is a registered user.

I understand the desire for normalcy but we are a long way from normal, if it ever comes back. I am hoping that this does not prove to be the disaster that it likely is. The fall will not be kind to us, please go get your flu shot everyone.

Posted by parent
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 2, 2020 at 8:27 am

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With the protocols in place, I trust that these schools are as safe, given the circumstances, as any school in the country that has reopened. Still, is that safe enough? I'm glad my kids are past elementary school age. Our society is better equipped to handle distance learning than it ever has been before--can you imagine attempting this just 10 years ago? Neither option is ideal, and either of the options are untenable for some. Our teachers and administrations deserve praise and support for the thoughtful and measured way that they have approached reopening.

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