TOWSON, MD. (WJZ) — From county to county, parents have been deciding whether or not in-person learning is right for their child.
Kelly Ayers has four children in the Baltimore City Schools and said she is keeping them all home until further notice.READ MORE: 3 Men Injured After Shooting, Car Crash In Edgewood
“They’re staying home, staying safe,” she said.
Jason Driggs is a Baltimore County dad and said his 9-year-old son will be back to in-person learning as soon as he is able in April.
“It’s nice to have that day knowing when they’ll actually be back to school like I said going back and having normal life again,” Driggs said.
Trang Nguyen has a son in a Perry Hall High School and said he has enjoyed being back in his classroom.
“I want my son in class because he will be close to friends and close to his teacher and his teacher can watch them and they can talk together. It’s much better,” Nguyen said.
On Monday, March 22, 2021, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County Schools returned more kids to the classroom. The remaining 6th and 9th graders in Baltimore County could enter the hybrid model and Anne Arundel County kids grades 7,8,10 & 11 could start returning to the classroom.
Today (3/22) remaining 6th & 9th grade Baltimore County students had the option to return to school in hybrid model. Anne Arundel County 7,8,10 & 11 graders allowed back to their hybrid system. The following counties add more kids to their schools in the coming weeks @wjz pic.twitter.com/gxTsiuHfzbREAD MORE: MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced For Kidnapping, Attempted Murder
— Rachael Cardin (@RachaelCardin) March 22, 2021
An Anne Arundel County dad said his 9 year-old is staying home for safety and because he is doing well online. He said, “he’s handling it very well, he’s nine years old so he doesn’t really understand but it’s a process.”
On April 12, Baltimore City Seniors can return to school. By now Carroll County kids have returned to school 4 days a week. Harford Elementary students can be in school up to 4 days a week starting March 29th. In Howard County grades 3,4,5,6,9 and 12 will have the option to be hybrid by March 29th.
In Baltimore County, it was 6th and 9th graders that returned to in person learning two days a week.
While in Carroll County, grades 6 through 12 can return to in-person learning four days a week.
Most schools continue some form of hybrid learning this spring.MORE NEWS: Quarter Of Americans Fully Vaccinated Against Coronavirus, CDC Says