There are a number of steps you can take to help support your child learning from afar. Virtual or at-home learning may be challenging for some students, so you might consider talking to school staff about how the school supports connection among students, interactive learning with feedback, and social-emotional wellbeing. If you don’t have access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or the internet at home in order for your child to complete schoolwork, ask if the school can provide support for students without these devices or services.
Be sure to follow up with the school for additional information about supports or interventions your child may receive, such as speech, occupational, or physical therapy, mental health or behavioral services.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a checklist to help families with back-to-school planning for virtual or at-home learning.