There many factors to consider when it comes to your child returning to school. You may want to think about your individual preferences, health concerns, work situation, and school considerations. Other factors to keep in mind include your child’s academic needs and access to school meal programs, social services, extended day childcare, extra-curricular activities, social-emotional support, and transportation. It’s also important to think about all the risks involved in both in-person and virtual learning options. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a helpful decision making tool you can use to help weigh the risks and benefits of educational options and sending your child back to school.