Preparing for an Uncertain Fall with a Back to School Webinar Series

Remember when it was all about freshly sharpened pencils and a few new back-to-school outfits?

This school year, the only constant will be change. This last week has been intense for anyone dealing with school re-openings. Administrators and teachers are planning for multiple scenarios, and parents are weighing options. According to a recent NYTimes article, only two of the biggest school districts meet key public health thresholds to re-open. Los Angeles and San Diego school districts announced they would go online-only in the fall.

In other words, prepare for remote learning for the fall. If there are safe opportunities for in-person instruction, we can be pleasantly surprised. At the same time, we shouldn’t feel as though we’re in a last-minute panic if, depending on where you live, school closure becomes a necessary reality. At my Green Ivy office, we’ve been receiving wide-ranging questions, concerns, and requests for support. We know that executive functioning skills are always critical, but especially so when students are juggling between in-person, hybrid learning options.
Starting next week, I am doing a three-part back-to-school webinar series to cover topics of interest:
  • COVID and College Applications July 23, 2020 noon PST/3 pm EST –link to registration
  • Setting Students Up for Success in a School Year of Uncertainty – August 18, 2020 noon PST/3 pm EST – link to registration
  • Juggling Remote, Hybrid and In-Person Schooling: Strategies for Organizational Success – August 25, 2020 noon PST/3 pm EST – link to registration

All are free and sponsored by the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce. Replays will be available for 48 hours after each talk.

Stay safe, healthy and connected this summer!

Warm wishes,



P.S. — NPR’s Education Correspondent, Anya Kamenetz, wrote this great round-up of five radical schooling ideas for fall and beyond – my focus has been on #1, 2 and 3 (though #5 is personally ideal post-pandemic!).


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