Parents raise concerns over lack of remote learning options amid pandemic

Frustrated parents are now calling for a return of a remote learning option after they feel Canarsie Ascend Middle School isn't doing enough to keep their children safe.

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2021, 12:15 AM

Updated 973 days ago

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Frustrated parents are now calling for a return of a remote learning option after they feel Canarsie Ascend Middle School isn't doing enough to keep their children safe.
Days after students returned to the classroom, parents are starting to question the safety of their children.
Canarsie Ascend Middle School sent out a list of several health and safety measures for the children, but it's still missing key concerns for some parents.
"We still need to be updating the filtration and we need to lessen the among of students in the class," says one parent.
One parent says that when classes resumed, children were facing each other with five students to a desk. Now they're organized in single file rows.
The school says it is complying with CDC guidelines.
"We have our rulers out, we're making sure that our kids are safely distanced and we're not going compromise on that," says Danique Day, with the school.
Some parents and students agreeing with the school.
Meanwhile, parents united to sign a petition started by concerned parent Prudence Henderson asking for the return of remote learning.
Henderson says once her petition reaches 100 signatures, she plans on sending it to the mayor's office in hopes of bringing remote learning back as an option for her children.


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