Parents welcome news of in-person learning this fall – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-05-18 00:16:52 –

(Honolulu) KHON2 — An announcement that many parents have been waiting for.

Public schools will return to full-time face-to-face learning this fall.

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Parents are excited about it, but they have some concerns about the safety of their children.

The state school director wrote to his parents, stating that the Ministry of Education was ready to resume normal sensations by opening the school to full face-to-face learning at the beginning of the fall semester on August 3. It was. This includes extracurricular activities such as clubs and athletics. Parents say it’s a good thing most of the time.

“I’m a little excited, but I’m worried because the pandemic is still going on,” said parent Sommer Hovey. “Here in Hawaii, there seems to be some particular control.”

Parents say that returning children to the classroom will not only provide the education they need, but also the social interactions that have been lacking in the past year. When it comes to safety, parents rely on teachers to take the necessary precautions.

“I’m curious,” said parent Kaulama Valles. “But I really trust the teachers and teachers in the DOE system. They are really doing their best, and I really believe they won’t hurt our children.”

DOE states that the school campus is free of COVID-19 infections. High school is paired with a healthcare provider to provide COVID-19 vaccination. Next is junior high school. Teachers’ unions say it will be important to promote more vaccinations in the coming months.

Corey Rosenlee, President of HSTA, said: “We want to encourage both teachers and students to be vaccinated, and we create some sort of herd immunity.”

DOE also works on weekly COVID-19 testing at some schools. Starting next month, a spokeswoman said DOE would like to attend up to 15 schools and provide students with volunteers to take weekly tests with parental permission. The plan is to be able to quickly isolate people who are positive on the test and asymptomatic.

“I’m really happy to be back as a substitute (teacher) because I’m sure all teachers, especially the principal, are really watching over our students, and we’re there for everything Children are happy to be able to do that, “said Hobby.

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