As the ramp-up of omicron continues in Massachusetts, much attention has been paid to how parents navigate safe access to school for their students, but as many people who s caring for children, the classroom is not the only thing to consider when thinking of a child. education.
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Extracurricular activities, which can be a beneficial part of a child’s social-emotional and physical development, have been sidelined for much of the pandemic. Until this fall, most school-aged children were not eligible for the vaccine, and even with schools closed to prevent the spread of the virus, extracurricular and weekend activities such as sports, theater and student clubs seemed too risky for some. .
We previously asked readers with children to share their thoughts on whether or not schools should remain fully open and in-person as districts struggle to manage positive cases and staffing shortages caused by the current outbreak of COVID-19, and most said they would like remote schools until the surge passes.
As COVID continues to shape the way we organize our lives, we want to hear from parents about how they are handling after-school activities for their children.
Do you keep them away until the surge passes or have they continued without issue? Have they participated in sports, arts programs or club competitions since the start of the pandemic or are you still waiting to be able to involve them safely?
Let us know how you navigate this aspect of your children’s lives by completing the survey below or emailing us at [email protected] and we may present your answer in a future article.