Arlington ISD just wrapped up week one of virtual learning. We checked in with a mother and her two kids to see how it went.
Amber Pena has two kids in the district. Nathan is a student at Adams Elementary and Brianna just started her first year at Sam Houston High School.
“It did start Monday, it was a challenge. It was very frustrating. Nathan’s schedule was all crazy, he was scheduled under the principal, or assistant principal, I don’t remember. So, we were going back and forth trying to email the teachers and get it situated,” said Amber Pena. “The teachers were very helpful. She did actually do a Zoom interview with myself and my son to show us exactly where to go, what to click on.”
“I think it would be helpful if they communicated like a week in advance where like everybody is on, everybody is logged in, everybody has their system situated, their schedule correct, what was very helpful was the one-on-one Zoom with the teacher and actually her showing me where to go, what to do. My daughter even said, you know what I think this is easy, I think I can do it, because the first day, she was like, I’m done. She wanted to quit.”
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Pena says Thursday was the first day her kids were able to get online and have a full day of uninterrupted virtual instruction.
Arlington ISD has not set a date yet for in-person classes to resume, however, when that happens, students who want to continue virtual learning can do so.