PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Michele Brancato says her daughter Marie wants to go back to school.
Marie is going into the second grade at Propel East in Turtle Creek.
Michele said her daughter is very shy, so she said being away from school longer than usual, will make going back even tougher on her daughter.
“It’s a couple weeks it takes her to go back so she’s not crying every morning,” said parent Michele Brancato.
“She even said to me this morning I want to go back school because if not I’m really going to miss you even more.”
Propel’s board just approved a plan this week which will include six weeks of remote learning followed by a hybrid model.
Dr. Abigail Schlesinger said having a conversation with your kids is a great way to figure out how to tackle an issue.
“Ask your kids what’s going on with you. Are you having difficulties or are you worried about the changes happening in the world,” said Dr. Schlesinger.
Schlesinger said another way to help ease uncertainty is by keeping the same schedule for your kids regardless of them do doing remote learning or going to in-person classes.
“This might be good time to say hey we are starting the school year get on schedule wake up at certain time,” said Schlesinger.
One mom we spoke with who didn’t want to be identified, has a son going into the third grade at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School. She said being at home to finish out the school year hasn’t been easy on him.
”He’s expressed that it’s hard for him to want to get out and do things, listen, learn on his own right now working on that,” said said. Not being there not making him want to care as much.”
Chartiers Valley said it’s planning on holding traditional in-person classes this fall with extensive health and safety precautions in place but is aware that plans could always change due to the pandemic.