So Wednesday and Thursday there was training to make sure teachers could handle that. Wednesday the district provided a bunch of videos and Google Classrooms for teachers to work through self-paced instruction. Then Thursday, our school based team did a live training in the same form we are asking the teachers to do with their students. There were three of us. One teacher delivered instruction, another monitored chat to answer questions. I was the crazy lady running from classroom to classroom helping the people who couldn't even get in to the training. I did that Wednesday all day as well. If you couldn't find the training, or sign up for it, or log in to your silly computer, you called me and I came running.
There is no reason to think that I have COVID. I wear a mask and wash my hands, and only have the contact I need to do my job. Unfortunately, what I need is to do is to sit next to every sick, fragile, elderly teacher at our school and help them use their computers to teach the kids who won't be here. If I do end up sick, the contact tracing will be a nightmare.
What a strange week it has been. I caught a couple of sunrises before things got really crazy and I stopped being able to sleep at night. It is going to take a while to learn how to gracefully navigate this new normal. I'm a bit worried that the positive tests will start rolling in as soon as the kids come back, but I guess that we will all handle those cases as they happen. The kids are able to choose to stay home, but I can't do that until someone figures out that having us all come together in shared spaces in a state with HUGE community spread of a deadly virus might not be the wisest course of action. I can see all the sides of the issue, truly I can. I'm just a little stressed right now because I'm on a side with no good choices, in shared spaces with people who are going to end up sick.