I gave out a survey the first day of school, asking students if they had access to smart phones or computers (everyone responded in the affirmative).
I also asked them to describe any experience they had had with Covid over the summer. Here were some responses:
- "Cannot see my dad anymore because he has cancer and I can't do online because I need a teacher-teacher to help with Algebra and English"
- "Sister and brother both tested positive, so I had to quarantine with them"
- "Dad tested positive, and my whole family had to quarantine"
- "My mom is a nurse, so it's kind of risky to be around her"