Momentum Memphis Task Force launched a survey to the community at the end of 2020 as the decision to reopen schools in Shelby County was being considered by officials for the Spring of 2021.
Parents were given the option to either return to school buildings or remain virtual. Our goal was to highlight the experiences and concerns of SCS families moving forward in the event of extended virtual or hybrid learning into the spring, the rest of the 2020-2021 school year, and beyond, as well as to communicate the shifting need to examine the more nuanced barriers in a potential long-term hybrid models with an increased amount of families opting to keep their kids at home.
The areas of these concerns include:
• Supervision and support from a family member or qualified adult
• Reliable internet access
• Mental health and behavioral issues associated with virtual learning
• Academic and instructional support
• Consistent, dedicated, and quiet space for schoolwork
Upon examining survey results, here are the most pressing concerns from parents and families in Shelby County as it relates to childcare and student support. If you have any questions or comments about our Parent Perspective Survey, feel free to email us at [email protected].