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Finding normalcy in the unknown: How students, families are coping with school closures

Original post made on Mar 20, 2020

With the campuses closed and families across Palo Alto under a shelter-at-home order for three weeks, school activities can no longer take place in person. Instead, they're moving online.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 20, 2020, 9:52 AM

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Posted by James Thurber
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:50 pm

My advice to High School Seniors comes from nearly sixty-eight years of watching how colleges survive.

Folks, there is no way that national colleges will let a Freshman class "miss" or disappear - the cost will be too great. So despite having only had 3/4 of a year the colleges WILL be accepting all of you "half" seniors (whatever you would like to call yourselves).

And next year most of you will be Freshman students at the college of (hopefully) your choice.

Best of luck and enjoy . . . wherever you end up.

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Posted by Realistic
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 20, 2020 at 2:46 pm

@James Thurber,

Let's hope colleges figure something out in the meantime, this thing is likely to come back around like SARS did.

I'm so impressed by how all the kids have stepped up to cope, including by getting bike rides and tutoring others.

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Posted by Independent
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Mar 21, 2020 at 7:20 am

Amazing how Palo Alto online refuses to perform its watchdog function for Pausd. Pausd is failing to provide continued learning for its students. Report that please.

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Posted by Connie Butner
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 21, 2020 at 7:57 am

Let's Go Crafting is practicing social distancing and is closed for in person classes. To help entertain and make it easier as we are all sheltering in place, we will be releasing a free video each day of a fun sewing/crafting project that is appropriate for all skill levels and ages.

Youtube channel: Web Link

There is all kinds of research that shows the benefits of sewing/crafting on a person's well being. Come join us at letsgocrafting on YouTube today!

6 people like this
Posted by Derek
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:21 am

Independent - how do you feel that PAUSD is not providing continued learned or Flexible Learning Opportunities for students? My children all had work this week and it will be increasing by a factor of 3 next week. I am curious about your experience and comments.

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Posted by Bradley Dawson
a resident of Community Center
on May 15, 2020 at 1:29 am

I know a lot of people enjoy their holidays at home. But that doesn't mean they're resting from school. Distance learning has not been canceled and students are trying to learn this new direction in learning. Not everyone is able to adapt and many use the site Web Link to write reports, essays and other papers. Also on this site you can get professional services for writing a business plan. Many parents are to some extent happy that the children at home and under the supervision even during the study. But it is more difficult for them to give help in learning.

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