We just got word that school will be closed until at least through the first week in April, by order of the governor. Apparently, they’re still holding classes tomorrow and will be closed beginning Monday.
The boys won’t be going in the morning because they’ve been home all week with the flu.
I’m glad they’re shutting everything down and I can’t imagine how they will reopen in 3 weeks when things will likely be exponentially worse than they are currently. I foresee the year being written off but I don’t know what complications that will bring either. Maybe now would be a good time to switch to year round school.
The kids are doing okay. We know we won’t be leaving the house for awhile. We know that we won’t be having physical contact with anyone outside of the four of us, for the foreseeable future. We are going to make use of video calls and things like that, so we can stay in contact, even if we can’t be there in person.
I’m not sure how I’m going to keep the kids occupied for the next few weeks. We have no idea how long it’s going to take to get the COVID19 pandemic contained, so we need to be emotionally prepared to stay in for the long haul.
Thankfully, I’ve been working from home for the better part of a decade and I’m so grateful for that right now. Aside from being home from school, our routine isn’t going to drastically change. That’s a huge advantage for my kids.
This is about as serious as it gets and my thoughts are with all of you. I know that we will see this through. Stick together. Be smart. Stay safe and be prepared but don’t panic.