Some schools are using a hybrid plan for this school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a mix of in-person learning and remote (online) learning. Here's what you need to know. Remote learning means making sure you have things like: reliable internet access software and other learning programs a connected device a good place with limited distractions where your child can learn Steps to take for in-person learning can include: updating kids' immunizations buying school supplies getting safety supplies, like masks and hand sanitizer Also try to: Keep the schedule on remote learning days similar to the schedule on in-person school days. During remote learning, have lunch together and schedule a family walk, jog, or bike ride at the time your child usually has recess or gym. Remind your child that remote learning days are not days off. Make sure your child does the expected work. What Else Should I Know? If COVID-19 cases rise in your community or happen at school, schools may turn to full-time remote learning for a time. Have a back-up plan ready so you can more easily switch to this, if it happens. Back to Articles Related Articles Coronavirus (COVID-19) and School: Remote Learning Some schools are doing remote learning this school year. This means that students use the internet to attend school and do assignments from home. Read More Coronavirus (COVID-19) and School: In-Person Learning This school year means extra planning because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If your kids are going back to school in-person, here's how to be ready. Read More Coronavirus (COVID-19): Is it Safe to Send Kids Back to School? Parents are wondering whether it's safe to send their kids back to school during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here are some things to think about as you decide. Read More Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: What to Do if Your Child Is Sick There's still much to learn about COVID-19. Still, parents wonder what to do if their child gets sick during the pandemic. Here's what doctors say to do if your child has coronavirus symptoms. Read More Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Quarantine or Isolate at Home Someone with a positive coronavirus test is infected and is contagious. They will need to stay home to prevent the virus from spreading to others. Here's how to quarantine or isolate at home. Read More Coronavirus (COVID-19): Home Care & Precautions Anyone who is sick — even if they don't know for sure they have coronavirus (COVID-19) — should stay home unless they need medical care. This helps prevent the illness from spreading to others. Read More Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Looking for information about coronavirus (COVID-19)? Our articles and videos explain what the virus is, ways to prevent it from spreading, what it means for school and learning, and much more. Read More Back to School Kids often have a tough time making the back-to-school transition. Here's how to help them. Read More Back to School Dread it or love it, you gotta go to school. Looking for ways to make the first day a little less painful? Here are some tips. Read More Going Back to School There's a lot of "new" in the first day of school. New teachers, new friends, new shoes, new notebooks, and sometimes, a new school. Find out more about going back to school in this article for kids. Read More Getting Homework Help Homework, homework, homework. How do you get it done? Get some tips in this article for kids. Read More Helping With Homework Tips and advice on helping kids and teens with classwork and problems at school. Read More Homework Help Writing a report? Studying for a test? Having problems at school? Get tips and advice. Read More Homework Help Writing a report? Studying for a test? Having problems at school? Get tips and advice. Read More How to Make Homework Less Work Having trouble getting a handle on all of your homework? Get your work space set, your schedule organized, and your studying done with the help of this article. Read More Why Are People Wearing Face Masks? You might think face masks are mostly for the operating room. But during the coronavirus outbreak, you might see more people wearing them. Here's why. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.