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Parents, teachers and students prepare for return of virtual learning

For all Marion County schools by end of month
Posted at 11:23 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 23:23:15-05

INDIANAPOLIS — With Covid-19 cases continuing to rise, city and county leaders are taking steps to try to decrease the community spread of the virus. One way they are doing that in Marion County is by ordering schools, public and private, to go back to virtual learning by November 30. That orders last until January 15

"Structure is really important for us. It's important for our kids," Jessica Moore, a parent of two who's preparing them to switch back to virtual learning, said. "Even when we first went virtual in March, we were trying to think about what do we to help recreate a new structure for the kids during the pandemic."

Moore's kids attend a private school. While school leadership is deciding on when they will officially go virtual, Moore already has a plan for her family.

"I think regardless of what the school's decisions is, ultimately, it's going to be what's best for our family," Moore said.

Moore tells WRTV, she hopes the government steps in to help those who are going to struggle with this change,

"Whether it's through employment, healthcare, access to food, childcare because there are a whole lot of folks who are still considered essential workers and now, they have to figure what they're going to do with their kids," Moore said.

There are currently three community learning sites open across Indianapolis where parents can bring their kids for a day of free, supervise e-learning. Those sites were recently extended through December 17 and can be found here at www.communitylearningsites.org