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Wednesday, July 22, 10 a.m., Our Schools: Recovery and Reopening - Shared screen with speaker view
Michelle
20:53
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Stephanie Jones
20:57
you are muted still
Moma’s iPhone
21:13
Good Morning
Kelley Strickland
21:23
We can't hear you.
Titus Gardner
21:25
Good morning
Terri Burnette
21:26
Good morning
Dominique Williams
22:06
Good morning!
Destiny :-)
22:13
Good Morning Everyone!! :-)
Naytalia Douglas
23:10
Thank you school leaders!
Terri Burnette
29:56
How many students are you expecting in each middle school class?
Jodi Williams
30:05
Will virtual school be offered for 6th-8th grades?
Destiny :-)
31:09
How much or how often will teachers receive training on Covid-19?
Destiny :-)
32:04
Are there any guideline on how absence from Covid -19 and coming back to school in place?
Terri Burnette
32:21
How will you reach the students that don't have internet access or reliable access?
Kenyatta
33:18
How do you plan on managing masks/transmissions for the little ones (4yrs-8yrs)?
Destiny :-)
33:23
Has there been any collaboration with internet providers remote or semi-remote areas to make virtual learning possible?
KELLY CLARK
34:15
Why not start with the A/B system to lessen exposure risk to all students instead of opening school doors to all kids at all times?
kelsieowens
34:27
I’m wondering the same thing, Kelly.
Jennifer Boyd
34:33
How do you justify having 30 students in a classroom if they aren’t even allowed to dress out in the same locker room?
Destiny :-)
34:37
Will there be more funds for the student to receive technology?
Donny Jones
34:47
From Facebook: When might we know if we will do a staggered attendance/group attendance?
Destiny :-)
35:06
Will there be a decrease in the amount of students in classrooms?
Julie
35:12
will group A and B students be taught by the same teacher? If so, won’t the exposure be the same as it would be if all the kids were in class at one time?
Deborah Anders
35:31
my 4 yr old grandson is better at wearing a mask & using hand sanitizer than I am :-)
Destiny :-)
35:52
Will schools provide mask to students in school?
Patricia
36:06
If the city does not feel it is safe to have in person school, why is the county
Jodi Williams
36:27
is virtual only for 9-12?
Catherine Davies
36:57
How will you educate students about covid-19?
Moma’s iPhone
37:16
For TCSS: I have a son at Brookwood High who was to start Automotive CTE classes being bused to Holt. If we choose remote, how will this affect him going to these classes? Would we have the option of taking him to Holt for these classes and doing everything virtually??
Destiny :-)
37:32
Has the school system found a way to have continued cleaning?
Donny Jones
37:36
From Facebook: How do parents let the country schools know what their plans are for their children?
Murray Silverstone
37:41
Screen sharing?
kelsieowens
37:45
How will the ADPH map correlate to our decisions for the status of schools? What must happen in order for us to transition to A/B or remote?
Destiny :-)
38:00
Are there any guidelines for students and staff on buses?
Donny Jones
39:15
From Facebook: What does “attendance “ look like for a blended student? Will the teachers have to make sure those students are logged on during their class?
Kenyatta
39:43
TCSS: Will remote students have to "pace" with in school students? Meaning, are students able to advance at a faster pace if committed to do so?
Carrie Turner
40:10
Will middle and high school students still change between 6 to 7 classes per day? Will desks / classrooms be sanitized between classes?
Kenyatta
40:14
TCSS: Will remote learning for 9th-12th grade offer Honors courses that students are currently enrolled/scheduled for?
Donny Jones
40:46
From Facebook: County plan shows remote learning school time is 8-3:15. However, the ALABAMA roadmap shows realistic virtual timing anywhere for 60 mins to 180 mins for my school aged kids. Will the county allow flexibility in the timing of remote work done throughout the day? Expectations around daily attendance for remote learning will help us make our decision. Thank you for hosting this!
Destiny :-)
41:30
Will there be any guideline for Special Education students for remote learning?
Will Hawkins
42:34
If the risk are so heavy for in school, why are sports being allowed with full body contact?
Donny Jones
43:06
From Facebook: Tim Reid CBS 42 WIAT: how difficult will it be for parents to find daycare while they are at home learning virtually ? Also what makes at home virtually safer to protect kids
A Tolbert
43:09
What about TCS high school performing arts classes like band, strings, choir, & theatre? Will they be allowed to come in as part of those "small groups" for direct instruction?
Hilary Spadoni
43:39
Will TCSS require masks even if the state requirement expires on July 31?
Destiny :-)
43:45
Are there any health and safety guidelines for having Covid-19 testing for students and faculty and staff?
Donny Jones
43:53
From Facebook: Couldn’t we make high school virtual and send our elementary and middle school students with adaptations?
Melanie Burgett
44:38
I have essentially the same question as Donny Jones about remote learning as far as will the students be required to be on the internet the entire time or can they download the content and complete offline then upload it later.
Catherine Davies
45:04
What sort of testing will you have??? speed of results???
Melanie Burgett
46:28
I also want to know if the TCS system can explain how the testing of kids for COVID will work. I would not want my kid tested at school. Also, what is the requirement for re-entry to school as I have seen the guidelines recently changed saying to not retest for at least 3 months.
Will Hawkins
46:39
What are single parents or households with 2 working parents to do? We can't just leave our children at home alone.
Donny Jones
46:53
From Facebook: What is the “magic number” for kids to go back to school, face to face?
Will Hawkins
47:06
What percentage of parents said they wanted to return to full time in school?
Tammi
47:29
We have a large number of parents that work in the automotive industry which are full-time shifts and sometimes rotating shifts. Has the board put together a plan for those parents, that are not able to assist kids during those hours?
Melanie Burgett
47:45
My comment about testing should be directed to TCSS not TCS
Angela
48:11
Did I miss the County's plan
Stacy Randall
48:14
Have either of the school systems considered an every other week stagger instead of the two day in/3 day off option? it would be a little more stable.
Angela
49:42
are they starting virtually
Donny Jones
51:06
From Facebook for Dr. Daria: can he address full time at home and how thats a good thing for safety etc. just his thoughts on this whole situation how COVID has changed everything
Donny Jones
51:29
From Facebook: TCS plan for athletics?
Adam Miller
53:38
Will siblings of a student who tests positive be required to test, too? They may already have spread it to their classmates, too, so quarantining JUST the siblings may not be enough.
Mills
53:43
In high school or middle school, if one student or teacher is positive the whole school is potentially exposed.
Naytalia Douglas
54:53
If my one of my child tests positive, will my other children in other schools be required to quarantine? and how will that effect the other schools?
Heather Dill
55:15
How is sending your child to a YMCA or church camp ANY safer than having them in a classroom?
Will Hawkins
55:15
so its safe to for the kids to go to PARA and the YMCA but not school? that makes no sense.
CS
56:56
agree Will... some daycares and camps have been open with no issues...
Naytalia Douglas
57:08
Thank You Dr. Daria for this plan and your heart for the kids, your staff and leadership team.
MartinHouston
58:23
Are there more kids in greater danger/harm (mentally and physically) by being at home without proper supervision or structure.
Vicki Hobbs
58:34
I missed County's plan - is it the same as the City's?
Celledge
58:49
Thank you Mr. Daria, School is important but SO IS THE HEALTH of EVERY Student/ Teacher/ Support for those that work with the System.
Melanie Burgett
59:04
Vicki Hobbs no County is different from city. Go to tcss.net and you can find the plan there.
Deborah Anders
59:24
thank you to the city & county school officials for making such a hard decision. You had an impossible job & will never make everyone happy but knowing you are trying to do what is best is appreciated
iPhone
59:32
Is staggering school schedules now out of the picture all together ?
Jennifer Boyd
59:32
For TCSS, will teachers receive hazard pay?
Angela
01:00:58
will students wear a mask after the mandate is over
drussell
01:00:59
For TCSS, will classes like welding still be offered?
Donny Jones
01:01:38
From Facebook: Hillcrest high school is already a crowded school .. how will you organize social distancing with safety?
Mills
01:01:51
Could we allow for more time in between classes for this sanitizing??
Beth
01:02:03
What will be the plan for social distancing on buses for TCSS?
Jennifer Boyd
01:02:21
For TCSS, if teachers have to “take the lead” in cleaning the classroom, you will be putting them at greater risk of exposure. How do you justify this? What are you doing to ensure the safety of teachers? We are VERY concerned...
Beth
01:02:52
For TCSS, what will the plan be for social distancing as students change classes?
Terri Burnette
01:03:31
TCSS how is a teacher suppose to clean, teach, and keep the lessons going? Are you going to hire additional custodian staff? Are the teachers responsible for cleaning all the high contact areas? I can see teachers doing more cleaning than teaching?
Jennifer Boyd
01:03:36
Beth, I was told from an administrator that social distancing during transition would be impossible.
Destiny :-)
01:04:00
For TCSS, What are the guideline or procedure on how to quartanine if a student or teacher test positive with coid-19?
Mills
01:05:14
What is TCSS doing to ensure students have access to technology?
Becky Bartel
01:05:23
Did I miss any conversation about how the TCSS will use the funding provided to help cover new cost of social distancing
Vicki Hobbs
01:06:19
What cleaning measures will be in place for County High's automotive class?
Mills
01:06:44
There needs to be more time between classes for cleaning
Stacy Randall
01:07:18
For families with multiple children in multiple grades/schools, will they each need a computer? If so, how many will each family be able to check out?
Destiny :-)
01:07:22
Will teacher have continuous PD on working with teaching online?
CS
01:07:43
Destiny- a lot of your questions are listed on the plan put out by the county at TCSS.net
Terri Burnette
01:08:07
TCSS what will happen if the classes or a school will have to go virtual to do the virus? How will you reach the classes and get them all on virtual learning?
MaryBeth Thomas
01:08:59
Destiny, a lot of teachers are already on their own, researching the Schoology system to figure out how it will work and how we can best serve our students. PD will definitely be an ongoing thing.
Will Hawkins
01:09:30
What were the percentages of work turned in during the last nine weeks of last year? I've had many conversations with teachers that said most of the students turned in ZERO
Kristin Lowery
01:10:03
I do think it would be really beneficial to have a lot more information regarding remote learning and what that looks like for families with 2 working parents. We would really appreciate a glance at “a day in the life” so that we can better understand what this will look like. Especially for those that have younger elementary students.
Emily Michaels
01:10:50
Will- the students weren’t required to turn work in from my understanding in the Spring
Kimberly Turner
01:10:53
Boys & Girls Clubs of West Alabama, YMCA of Tuscaloosa, and PARA are working on a plan together to try to meet as many of these childcare needs as possible.
Heidi Stratton
01:10:58
Yes please. I agree with Kristin. With 2 working parents, we need to know what a school day looks like for remote learners in TCSS.
Mills
01:11:47
what about students that receive services like speech or PT?
Emily Michaels
01:12:51
it’s so important that we can access the remote learning at whatever hours needed. will remote learning be flexible in timing? not everyone will be able to do the assignments with their kids during the regular school day hours.
Mills
01:14:00
What about physical education? Last I checked PE was pretty chaotic.
Beth
01:14:02
For TCSS, will the class options be limited to the students who choose to do remote learning? If so, what classes would not be available to the remote option students?
Becky Bartel
01:14:17
I agree Mr. Jones, if schools need to be out due to mass gathering risk having smaller organizations with lower numbers of students help is a great idea
MartinHouston
01:14:20
So it's safe for kids to be at unstructured gyms, rec centers, daycares and churches, but not in a structured school settings?
Mills
01:14:52
I really need to know about PE and electives....
Jasmine Rainey
01:14:53
Thank you Dr. Daria & the City School system for making safety the first priority.
Becky Bartel
01:14:59
There is a difference between 500 students and 30 students in terms of safe distancing and sanitation
Becky Bartel
01:15:09
Thank you for Dr.
Jennifer Stripling
01:15:13
Thank you to the school leaders and educators!
Becky Bartel
01:15:32
I wish the County school would take City School system and Dr. Daria’s recommendation in consideration.
Vicki Hobbs
01:15:43
Thank you for all of your diligence and hard work. I wouldn't want to be in your positions. Thanks for keeping us informed and keeping the students first!
CS
01:15:45
But our daycare has over 150 kids...
Heather Dill
01:15:59
I understand that offering childcare through other options takes the liability off of the school system but that still doesn't make any sense. There aren't 11,000 students at one school. The programs with the YMCA/Churches would have the same amount of children in those groups. If it is safer for kids to be home and NOT in the classroom then how is it safe for them to be in a facility like the YMCA? How is it safe for the people that work at the YMCA and not for a teacher? How is this logical?
Mills
01:16:21
Most daycare classes are less that 20 per class
David Caddell
01:16:36
Remember TCSS has more students and covers a much more expansive geographic area.
Mike Daria
01:16:44
https://www.tuscaloosacityschools.com/page/2619
Mills
01:16:55
only a portion of students need daycare
MartinHouston
01:17:13
How do you know how many kids will be at these facilities? How do you know it will only be 30. Where are you getting that number? I'm not sure we have the infrastructure to support this.
Kenyatta
01:17:37
https://www.tcss.net/cms/lib/AL01001644/Centricity/Domain/6779/Reopening%20Our%20Schools%207_16.pdf
Becky Bartel
01:17:46
And there are many more organizations then schools so splitting the population is doable. Yes the county is much more diverse but funding is available to help with that diversity and limited access
Murray Silverstone
01:17:52
Thank you very much to the Chamber for providing this, and future fora about such concerns in our community! We need your help to keep our community need the safety concerns that SARS-CoV-2 has impressed upon our families!
alexis
01:17:59
TCSS- what does pre-k look like virtual?
MartinHouston
01:18:24
What portion needs daycare - most daycares are already full and don't have space for an unexpected influx of students. Most classrooms are 20-30 kids as well. Same size as most daycares?
alexis
01:19:06
TCSS- electives, honors, IEPs, in person testing, logged in from 8-3:15- The material available to us does not cover these subjects entirely. more information is needed to make a choice between remote and virtual.
Ingrid Galinat
01:19:58
Thank you!
Murray Silverstone
01:20:06
And thank you to our school leaders for their professional approach to keeping us all safe. We are all in this together!
MartinHouston
01:21:19
My problem with the TCS decision is that they presented all summer that their would be a choice. Your Child - Your Choice! There was not a choice presented, but there are segments that inherently have choices about their schooling, while others don't! It the feeling of being deceived that I think has many TCS parents upset. They spent all summer thinking there would be a choice! I'm personally okay with virtual for my child, but I know many that the lack of choice threw them for a loop last night! But open, honest and upfront!
Sandra Wolfe
01:21:33
Thank you both. This is a difficult sistuation. There will be no way to make all happy.
alexis
01:21:33
TCSS- will there be a guarantee that children will not become responsible for cleaning the classrooms, among other areas?
Mike Daria
01:22:51
Thanks to you all for your patience, understanding and support.
Terri Burnette
01:23:38
Thank you Dr. Daria and Mr. Duncan
Crystal
01:23:38
Will masks be required after the mask mandate?
Becky Bartel
01:23:41
Thank you for the information session
Crystal
01:23:54
Thank you for the information shared.