GDOE seeks input on the new school year in the age of COVID

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The Guam Department of Education is asking parents and guardians to respond to a survey to help guide them on the best way to conduct classes during the 2020-21 school year and “better understand what is most important” to them as they prepare for the new school year in the wake of the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The parent/guardian survey is being distributed through the Islandwide Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and to PTO representatives.

It will not be available until next week on Friday, July 3.

When it is available it will be posted online at > 5w49jBQWTwWmuAMJ9. It will also be available on the GDOE website at www.gdoe.net.

Answers to the survey are anonymous and confidential.

A release from GDOE states that Guam DOE is currently exploring various options based on available guidance from the Government of Guam, Executive Orders, and public health experts.

The survey is meant to gather general information about perspectives on the reopening of schools and it will help Guam DOE better determine perspectives, concerns, priorities, and interests in the proposed models of instruction.

The School Year 2020-2021 Parent/Guardian Survey is separate from the Distance Learning Model Registration form, which families will be completing during the registration process and prior to the start of the school year.

“As we look to reopen schools, engaging with our parents and soliciting their input is critical to ensuring that we cover all bases and come up with a solution that recognizes the concerns of our community,” GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez said.

“In addition to this survey, we continue to engage with our PTO representatives, teachers and administrators through regular meetings with the task force and Guam Education Board,” GDOE Deputy Superintendent Joe Sanchez said. “We encourage all parents and guardians to share their thoughts and input with us.”

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