Transition to online learning brings family closer together

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) Some families may be struggling to transition following Warrick County Schools’ decision to stick with online learning until the end of the year.

However, one family is glad to be spending more time with each other.

“It’s really nice to have my mom here because she really helps me with my homework,” fourth grader Katie Aiken said.

“I feel pretty confident being able to help them and Caleb being in 6th grade is more comfortable with the electronic part,” Corie Aiken said.

Corie is the mother of two Warrick County students who are making the transition to online learning. She is home during the days to help them with their schoolwork and helps them keep a routine despite the changing circumstances.

“I am so thankful because I know it’s a lot harder on parents who have to work 8 to 5 every day and whether the sitter has to help them with their homework or if they’ll just cover it in the evenings. That would be such a hard transition. So I am blessed to be able to stay home and have two pretty independent kids,” Corie Aiken said.

During the closure, the Warrick County School Corporation is providing drive-thru meals for families.

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(This story was originally published on March 20, 2020)

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