Families Adapt To School At Home

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It’s a job they didn’t go to college for and yet, overnight, parents became teachers for their children as Utah schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers transferred face-to-face learning to an online format and parents juggled their own workspaces and schedules to accommodate school at home.

“I’m grateful for these teachers because this homeschool thing is rough, and frustrating and overwhelming but we are all in the same boat together and we will get through it together,” said Herriman resident Amy Stewart, mother of a kindergartener, fifth and seventh grader.

School at home for Jordan District got off to a bumpy start March 18 with an early morning earthquake and problems with connectivity with district-issued Chromebooks. Things have improved since then, with families adapting for what works best for their family.

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