In an emotionally resonant op-ed, a principal in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) asked: “What is a school without a school?” I interpreted the question to be: what happens to the bonds of the school community without the traditional space of a four-walled classroom? In the past few weeks, the stark reality has set in that this school year we will not be returning to our classrooms to see the students we love so dearly. However, through creativity, flexibility and collaboration with families, we can still salvage the relationships that leave a life-long impact on our students and find innovative ways to support our students with social skills goals — even in the midst of isolation and quarantine.
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