"I decided to use it intermittently, 1 week at work and 1 week at home. This would give me the time to decide what's best for my family.
So the weeks that I went to work, everything was like it always had been. I receive 100% of my pay and maintain my work hours and obligations. But the weeks that are covered by the CARES Act are different. I receive 67% of my pay and I work from home. I will be doing this for 3 months.
I wish I would have done it earlier. I just didn't know how the virtual learning would work and how we, as a family, would meet the teacher's expectations.
Losing 43% of my income is not easy. Furthermore, returning to work each week and being behind on my duties is difficult too. But now I have an open line of communication of the teachers and the kids are doing well. I just want my children safe and I want them to learn.
Everyday we are still adjusting. Adjusting work schedules. Adjusting bedtime and wake times for the kids. Adjusting recreational screen time. And adjusting outside time. But after getting my kids report cards, I feel that it was worth it. I assist more with school work than I would if they were in school physically. I'm now a personal tutor. The teachers are willing to invest in change to ensure that each child gets the most out of virtual learning. And in the end.....My children are safe and they are learning."
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