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Learning how to manage covid-19 in the classrooms

Shalon Monroe
Updated: May 06, 2022 06:11 PM
Created: May 05, 2022 05:38 PM

Covid-19 has taken its share of everyone over the past two years. The impact has affected schools with faculty members doing everything. "Teachers are stretched thin! We have a very limited number of subs; so teachers are having to sub on their prep times, and they are just tired, said Rackliff. 
 
Tammy Rackliff is the Head of School for Duluth Edison Charter Schools. Not only has the toll of the pandemic hit hard for teachers, but Rackliff says covid has taken a toll on the students as well. "They have had that learning lost, so making sure that we are being very diligent in meeting the specific needs of the students and then providing additional support.”

The rising covid rates among young people as cases have recently been trending up. Dr. Peter Henry, Brainerd Lakes Area Chief Medical Officer at Essentia Health, mentions that children and adults cases nationwide are just about mirroring similar to each other. "If you look at the most recent date tracker date for the nation, adult cases are up around 54 percent in the last two weeks. Children cases are up 61 percent in the two weeks and fourteen days.”

Looking at distance learning amidst this rise, Duluth Edison has been all about growing and developing from what they have learned being away from the classrooms. "We were able to do more when we were in distance learning, in terms of meeting with individual groups, and that has been bought back into the classroom, says Rackliff. The flexibility we needed to have in distance learning has been bought back into the school. So we've been able to make some simple changes to our schedules and our processes to allow for a growth mindset."

If you think your child may be sick, some of the symptoms to be on the lookout for are things like running a fever of 100 or high degrees Fahrenheit. A cough or cold that may seem to get worse. Difficulty or hard time breathing or a loss of taste and smell. To find out more symptoms connected with covid-19, you can visit 

Covid-19 has taken its share of everyone over the past two years. The impact has affected schools with faculty members doing everything. "Teachers are stretched thin! We have a very limited number of subs; so teachers are having to sub on their prep times, and they are just tired, said Rackliff. 
 
Tammy Rackliff is the Head of School for Duluth Edison Charter Schools. Not only has the toll of the pandemic hit hard for teachers, but Rackliff says covid has taken a toll on the students as well. "They have had that learning lost, so making sure that we are being very diligent in meeting the specific needs of the students and then providing additional support.”

The rising covid rates among young people as cases have recently been trending up. Dr. Peter Henry, Brainerd Lakes Area Chief Medical Officer at Essentia Health, mentions that children and adults cases nationwide are just about mirroring similar to each other. "If you look at the most recent date tracker date for the nation, adult cases are up around 54 percent in the last two weeks. Children cases are up 61 percent in the two weeks and fourteen days.”

Looking at distance learning amidst this rise, Duluth Edison has been all about growing and developing from what they have learned being away from the classrooms. "We were able to do more when we were in distant learning, in terms of meeting with individual groups, and that has been bought back into the classroom, says Rackliff. The flexibility we needed to have in distance learning has been bought back into the school. So we've been able to make some simple changes to our schedules and our processes to allow for a growth mindset."

If you think your child may be sick, some of the symptoms to be on the lookout for are things like running a fever of 100 or high degrees Fahrenheit. A cough or cold that may seem to get worse. Difficulty or hard time breathing or a loss of taste and smell. To find out more symptoms connected with covid-19, you can visit COVID in Babies and Kids: Symptoms and Prevention website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Families and Children website

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