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Foothill College to remain online-only for summer, fall

Original post made on May 23, 2020

Foothill College will continue to operate online for the summer and fall quarters with limited exceptions, officials from the Los Altos Hills community college said during a virtual town hall on Thursday.

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Posted by Palo Alto mother
a resident of Barron Park
on May 23, 2020 at 12:37 am

This is absolutely horrible. I have a son who is being absolutely crushed by the lack of in person classroom engagement and hands-on activity. Online classes is not any kind of substitute.

Get a grip everyone, there is risk out there and we have to live with it. We have to stop this crappy fantasy that we can stop an endemic virus. We're causing all sorts of mental illness and other social destruction with these lockdowns. End the lockdowns NOW and let our children and young adults develop outside of a box. YES THERE IS RISK. But there is ALWAYS risk. This virus is only one of a whole host of risks.




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Posted by Fairmeadow
a resident of Midtown
on May 23, 2020 at 6:25 am

I’m noticing private schools going back but public staying home, unions want to keep reduced schedules by setting ridiculous conditions to return


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Barron Park
on May 23, 2020 at 7:04 am

These institutions are demanding the same tuition also.


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Posted by Barron Park Parent
a resident of Barron Park
on May 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

While staying online is far from optimal, it guarantees that the college will able to hold classes and students know those classes will run as advertised. It looks like there will be a return of COVID-19 again in September/October, so Foothill's decision is prudent. All the CSUs will be virtual too. Hopefully, there can be some return to normalcy in January (apart from the fact that public education is about to be eviscerated by budget cuts...).


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Posted by AmandaCornell
a resident of Green Acres
on Jun 30, 2020 at 7:31 am

I think that this year’s graduates suffered the most. Not only did they learn a lot all this time and had to hand over a bunch of complex projects, they also could not celebrate the graduation ceremony properly. And although thanks to browse around this Web Link they could manage their studies, this nevertheless did not cancel all the other sad consequences of the students.


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