New Peoria Unified School Year Off and Running Online
There are students, after years of schooling, adjusting to the new world of virtual education. Coronavirus has forced districts to re-imagine the learning process, as the 42 schools across Peoria Unified School District that began with the first day of school on Aug. 5 have done.
On the other hand, there are students who don’t know any other way, and are jumping right in.
Welcome to kindergarten.
“Since our learners have never been to school before, this is going to be a huge piece to helping our classrooms run smoothly the next month, and beyond for us long-term virtual teachers,” Porscha-Lynn Harper, who teaches kindergarten at PUSD’s Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School, 10401 N. 63rd Ave., Glendale, said on the first day of school. “We also want to keep the lines of communication open as much as possible. We know that this is a team effort and students will succeed if we teachers and families communicate accordingly.”