06 Aug ESPERO Reopens
The Pandemic challenges continue to plague us as we strive to keep our deaf students in school. We had begun the school year with an altered schedule that would safely have less than 10 students at school each evening. That was going well until the government decided all schools must shut down again due to a Covid surge. We sought special permission from the education department, taking into consideration our ability to socially distant and the fact that our school is made up of adults. Unfortunately, we were told we could, but no one was willing to sign a written permission, which would put us at risk with the government. After 60 days of closure, we are happy to announce that we are back in person, with limited numbers. And fortunately, our staff as well as our students have all received at least the first of the Covid vaccines. Meeting in person is so important to our deaf students. Amazingly, they have done very well with online classes and one on one tutoring, but hands down meeting in person is superior. Our school year runs through the end of October, and it is our hope that we can finish this school year out with in-person meetings.