South Florida Sisters Among Thousands Of Students Returning Back To School Since Start Of Pandemic

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Rebekah and Sarah Perpignand are each acceptable to caput backmost to schoolhouse for successful idiosyncratic education.

They’re among the thousands of students who person not been backmost to schoolhouse successful idiosyncratic since the commencement of the pandemic.

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CBS4’s Marybel Rodriguez asked them however agelong it had been since they past saw their friends and they said “a agelong time.”

It has been 18 months to beryllium exact.

“It was surely challenging successful bid to support up with definite things, similar Zoom, due to the fact that sometimes it wouldn’t work,”  said their parent Jennifer Perpignand.

Although the method issues were retired of her hands, Jennifer Perpignad tried doing everything imaginable to support things nether control. She converted her household country into a schoolroom with desks for each girl, they each had their ain computers and schoolhouse supplies. There was adjacent a rolling cart with labeled folders to person them useful erstwhile needed.

Rebekah, 7, and Sarah, 6, volition beryllium stepping retired of their comfortableness portion and backmost into the schoolroom successful conscionable a fewer days.

Rebekah said she did not similar to spot her people and teacher successful beforehand of a machine due to the fact that she wanted to beryllium determination with them and person fun.

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The girls said going backmost to schoolhouse volition beryllium an breathtaking time, their mother, however, admits to mixed emotions.

“We are excited but besides a small nervous. I effort to engrave successful them what they request to bash erstwhile they’re astir different kids. My kids person been present astatine location for astir 18 months not touching immoderate germs,” said Perpignand.

Although she is nervous, she believes it is the close happening to do.

“They are astatine an property wherever they request to beryllium astir different kids, they request to beryllium exposed and respond to different things and besides I americium not a certified teacher,” said Perpignand.

This 2021-2022 schoolhouse twelvemonth volition beryllium afloat successful person, nary hybrid oregon virtual options volition beryllium available.

This schoolhouse twelvemonth volition beryllium full-time in-person learning. For those students who take not to instrumentality determination are respective options,including Broward Virtual School, Miami Dade Online Academy, and Florida Virtual School.

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However, parents indispensable archetypal use and if their kid gets accepted they indispensable retreat from their school.

Marybel Rodriguez

Marybel Rodriguez is the Emmy-nominated  co-anchor of CBS4 News This Morning airing Monday - Friday from 4:30 - 7:00 a.m.More from Marybel Rodriguez

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