LPSS parents trying to help their children navigate virtual learning

Posted at 10:14 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 23:36:27-05

Lafayette Parish parents are trying to help their children navigate virtual learning.

On Thursday, the Lafayette Parish School System announced they would be moving to virtual learning on Monday and Tuesday, December 21 and 22, to test their system in case students had to switch full time becauseCOVID-19 cases.

News of the district going virtual ahead of Christmas was a pro and con for some parents. Both sides of the aisle hoping virtual learning is only temporary.

"I don't think she ran into any glitches."

For Desiree Albert and her daughter Joey, it was smooth sailing getting through the school day.

"She felt very confident and I was very impressed with the prep work that went into it. Her teachers worked pretty hard on this,” Albert explained.

Last week, when the school district announced going fully virtual for all grade levels on December 21 and 22, Brianna Poydras who works full-time didn't feel parents had enough time to make preparations.

"My toddler, she's 6, she had a hard time getting on from the device that they gave her as well as my son. I had to use my personal device for him to get on. They didn't really give out a lesson plan or anything. It was very last minute,” Poydras explained.

Although the district says this test was only for two days, Poydras hopes that during the break, a more strategic plan is introduced.

"I know it's been a crazy year but at the same time, I think they're going about it the wrong way forcing them as well as the teachers to teach knowing that that is a real threat in school right now,” Poydras added.

We did reach out to Lafayette Parish School System for comment, a spokesperson says they will release a statement on Tuesday.

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