I teach in a rural school and I'm curious about the similarities/differences we are seeing between rural and urban/suburban schools. 1. Do you teach in a rural or urban/suburban school? 2. Are you in a 1-1 school (where each student has a laptop/tablet to take home as well as use in school)? 3. Do all students have reliable internet access at home? 4. Has your school ever used distance learning prior to COVID19? 5. How often do you contact your kids/parents & guardians? 6. What percentage of your students are completing (thoughtfully) and turning in work? 7. Are you allowed to give grades other than participation points? 8. Are you worried about the effect of this closure on students for next school year? This is what it is for me. I teach in a rural public school We are a 1:1 middle school, except for 6th graders. We are not allowed to use any face-to-face video tools such as Zoom. Most but not all students have reliable home internet, and some have no internet. There are hotspots at each school in the district, but few students can get there on their own. We have never used distance learning prior to this pandemic We contact our kids every week. Teachers each have a group to contact, and the groups are rotated weekly. We log all contacts on a common Google doc form About 10 - 15% of students school-wide are doing/submitting work, thoughtfully completed or not. We are only allowed to give participation points. I'm not too worried about the English Language Arts, but I'm sure it is a bigger worry in other subject areas. Stay well!