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caption: Second-grade student Nelly, second from left, watches a video about social distancing and other safety precautions along with her classmates on Thursday, January 21, 2021, as second-grade students returned to in-person learning at Somerset Elementary School in Bellevue.
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Second-grade student Nelly, second from left, watches a video about social distancing and other safety precautions along with her classmates on Thursday, January 21, 2021, as second-grade students returned to in-person learning at Somerset Elementary School in Bellevue.
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Are you ready for schools to reopen?

The Record and KUOW reporter Ann Dornfeld want to know!

Please email therecord@kuow.org or fill out this GOOGLE FORM

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fter a year-long absence from public schools, some students will return for in-person learning. This news comes with a sigh of relief for some families, but it also leaves them with concerns and plenty of questions. What is it like in the classroom during a pandemic? What steps are schools taking to prevent the spread of Covid-19?

Some teachers say seeing their kids in class takes their mind away from the virus. Others say it’s a constant tension between what’s asked of them and what they feel safe doing. Meanwhile, many parents are thrilled that their kids will finally be back in-person, but some say their school is being too stringent or too casual about Covid-19 mitigation.

Starting Tuesday, February 16, The Record is kicking off a weekly segment about schools during the pandemic, and we want to hear from you and address your questions.

Please email therecord@kuow.org or fill out this GOOGLE FORM Your responses may be used in an upcoming story, on air, or on KUOW.org. A producer may reach out to you to follow up on your response, too.