BANGOR — Some parents aren’t worrying about packing the backpacks or loading the kids on the bus. For those who chose to have their kids learn from home, the challenges are different.
“It’s been rough. We’ve been facing some struggles. I don t understand all the technology we’ve been using,” said Sarah Diecidue, a parent of two students.
Diecidue made the decision to have two of her children, Lakia and Jenna, to do remote learning.
“My mom is immunocompromised. My fiancé is immunocompromised. I’m immunocompromised,” Diecidue said. “We all wanted to be healthy for the holidays.”
The school provided laptops and a hot spot to make sure remote learning would be successful.
During the day they log on and join classes virtually.
“My favorite part is being able to learn more about computers and being able to see my friends without being endangered by the coronavirus,” said Lakia, who is in third grade.
“For me, it’s nice because I can still be at home with my family but I still get to learn,” said Jenna, who is in fifth grade.
Because of this experience, Diecidue says her kids might be getting something extra from the school year, like learning to work independently.
“It’s interesting to be more included to be involved in what they’re doing at school and as far as their school work goes,'” Diecidue said.