FORUM / FROM A1 A4 Thursday, September 24, 2020 APPEAL-DEMOCRAT Weather Articles on this page express the opinions of the writers. They are not news stories, and factual content might be presented so as to support specific points of view. No opinion expressed on this page represents that of the Appeal-democrat except for pieces labeled “Our View.” THE OPEN FORUM: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Re: Home Learning virtual classes. Some students require the support systems that were offered at their schools. It is difficult for low-income students who come from a household where English is not their first language. Not only is having virtual classes a difficult transition for them, but the parents are having a harder time knowing how a computer functions. Yuba County has been able to offer free meals to students since the school closure. It has helped many families, but we should still be concerned about the students who are at risk at home. What needs to happen is home visitation, closure for the ones who did not get the chance to graduation, and having translators communicate with the parents who do not understand English. COVID-19 has affected k-12 students, college students, low-income families, and communities of color. I am a social worker at Yuba County who works at a school and helps low-income communities. Since March, due to COVID 19, education has changed to virtual learning. The closure of schools has kept students in isolation. Our local students who graduated from Yuba College this past Spring semester did not have a graduation ceremony. For many students graduating and walking the stage is proof of the many obstacles that they had to overcome. Having virtual classes helps with impeding the spread of the virus, but it also keeps students behind. At home, it is also harder for students who do not have the resources to access their Resources Yulisa Castaneda, Marysville OTHER VIEW Evacuations IT IS TIME AGAIN FOR OUR “BEST OF” READER’S CHOICE AWARDS THE BEST OF THE BEST IN YUBA-SUTTER FOR 2020. NOMINATIONS (JUNE 1-26) Visit Appealdemocrat.com and click on the top “Best Of” Nominations Banner. Check who is already nominated (no need to nominate if already there) or if you can’t find a business or person you’re looking for (submit a new listing). All nominations are due by June 26th to be included in the 2020 voting website. VOTING (JULY 1-31) Visit Appealdemocrat.com and click on the top “Best Of” banner. You will be directed to a site where you can sign in and vote. Each person will be asked to log in with their email to help distinguish between voters. Each persons votes will only be counted 1x. Feel free to change your vote or take time to complete the process. Whatever is listed on 7/31 @ 11:59 pm, will be counted as your final choice. Voting takes place all of July and at midnight on the 31st we will cut off votes. CALCULATIONS (AUGUST 1-31) We take this process very serious.with months of preparation and a team behind making sure votes are accurate and ethical, we’re proud of what is produced. The month of August is reserved for our team to calculate and contact winners. We notify those who have placed First (Best Of) and Second & Third (Favorites). PUBLISHING (SEPTEMBER 29) 2020 publish date is We’re proud to announce that the You will find Best Of inserted in the Appeal that day and in participating advertiser businesses in the coming days. We hope you pick up a copy, search for your favorites and Tuesday - September 29, 2020. enjoy the read! For more information contact at JAMIE KEITH (530) 749-4714 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER Pressreader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW
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