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Catching up with families on school

Talk to us! Whether remote or hybrid, how are you doing?

Informal parent survey: Our opinion and perspectives section, Amplified, wants to hear from families of school-age children now that there has been a big shift in remote schooling in Washington: the widespread option of hybrid schedules. This has changed the school day for families whether they opted to stay remote or to send kids to physical classrooms. 

We plan to compile responses we receive into one story. Here are some questions to consider in your response. Feel free to answer one or more. 

  • Are your kids staying remote or going back to the hybrid format in the classroom? How did you make the choice?
  • Are you comfortable or uncomfortable with the current school situation and why?
  • How much of a factor was transportation in making the decision of staying remote or going hybrid?
  • Did family work schedules have a big effect on your choice?
  • What problems did you face in making the decision?

    Please send responses to with your first name and school district (or school) and the subject line “Amplified parent survey.” Thank you!

Information on Amplified

Seattle’s Child has launched the Amplified section to spotlight local opinions on the issues that motivate, irritate and inspire our metro area’s parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers and children. Submissions should be factual and exclusive to Seattle’s Child (not published elsewhere). The opinion should ideally be 650 to 800 words long, but can be as short as a paragraph too.

The topic can be schools or food or masks or babies or pets or video games or movies or toddler behavior. Anything. It can be serious, funny or sad. If you have an opinion and it concerns the state of being a parent or guardian, we’d like to read it!

Please email contributions to the Amplified editor at and include a one-sentence identification of the author and a headshot. (Please include “Amplified submission” in the subject line.)

You can expect an answer within seven days. (We regret that we can’t run every piece.) If you don’t hear back within that time, it is acceptable to submit the piece elsewhere. Thank you.

Publication of an opinion does not mean Seattle’s Child or its staff endorses the views of the author.

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