I watched online the news reporting about the first school opening up yesterday in Montana. It is a huge building, but only has 56 students with an estimated 42 deciding to return to school. With 18 staff, it seemed like a unique situation. When I heard the other 14 are choosing to stay at home to distance learn, a light bulb went off in my head. Let's say when it is time for school, it is "safe" to open, but some teachers and some parents aren't quite ready to return. They might feel it still isn't safe enough. Let's say there are 80%-90% of the teachers returning to teach 80% of the students. In the meantime, the 20% of students who have parents who feel it is unsafe are taught online with distance learning from about 10% to 20% of the teachers who wish to do this, and don't feel it is safe to return yet? Yes, it is a bit tricky as some classes could end up having to go multi-age if the numbers don't add up well. What do you think?