Mary Hartnett's daughter Katie in her natural habitat at home.
Katie Hartnett talks about the difficulties of learning using the hybrid system.
I asked my daughter Katie what she thought about the hybrid system that was in place in the Sioux City schools. She found it difficult to feel connected to instructors and other students. Katie is back now in person at North Middle School.
In this interview for the GOING VIRAL project, I talk with Donny Reblitz of Moville. We meet Donny and he tells us about his family. His wife Stacey Reblitz is a para-professional at Woodbury Central Schools. Their two younger children Sadie and Jackson attend school there. Donny is on the school board.
Donny talks about his concern for his children's and his wife's safety. Stacey works in the elementary school.
Pam Venturi of Sioux City, is a single mother of five between the ages of 9 and 15. One battles lupus and stays at home for school. All the children attend Catholic school in Sioux City.
Pam set up a hidden recording to talk about their experiences the first week of school. You’re going to hear an edited and sometimes chaotic version of their conversation over Chinese food with Antonia, Bernadette, Nico, Maria Paola and Kateri.