School returned for Term 2 in NSW on Wednesday with the state adopting a phased approach for a return to the classroom.
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Students are continuing to learn from their homes using online resources in Parkes for the first two weeks of the new school term.
At Parkes High School from Wednesday, April 29 online work will be sent to students via email and Google classrooms and hard copy work will be available for pick up from the school office.
From Monday, May 11 students will begin to transition back to school for one day a week.
When students are not at school they will continue to learn from home.
The school will provide more information on which days students will attend as the date gets closer.
Parkes parents have expressed mixed views about children returning to school with some supporting the move and others expressing doubts.
"My feelings are mixed," Elena O'Donoghue said on the Parkes Champion Post facebook page.
"In once sense I'm thrilled I 'have' to send my children back 1 day a week.
"Home learning and working from home is extremely hard and one day respite is a relief.
"Plus the social interaction will be so beneficial for them.
"However, I feel it's unfair to put teachers health at risk by my children being there and children changing daily.
"Along with that they have the extra stress dealing with revolving students and developing home learning resources.
"Teachers are really bearing the brunt of this situation," she said.
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Another parent, Kristy Berry said: "Such a catch 22! I feel for the teachers most, having to juggle face to face along with online learning".
"I'm not that keen to send mine back until the school's have ample supply of sanitiser/soap etc and the bathrooms are attended to.
"But on the other hand the kids need it also for the interaction with peers. However I can't comprehend we can't "gather", but we can send them to school one day a week."
The current plans are part of a five phase approach to returning to school.
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