Translating Access Through the Coronavirus at Erwin Middle
From Internet access and hot spots to data limitations and platform overwhelm, the transition to virtual schooling was far from easy for Erwin Middle students as they shifted gears to ‘Stay Home and Stay Safe’ in light of the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s just no guidebook for that,” Erwin Middle Seventh Grade Counselor Heath Capps shared on families shifting to navigating life and school from home together.
“The struggle with going virtual is you barely even have that connection to check in to see how kids are doing,” he said. “You’re very aware that there are plenty of people that might need something that don’t have access to even ask for it or can’t figure out how to ask in this online space.”