There are still three months until school resumes in September, and parents are no doubt already wondering: How will it work this year?
Their kids have been home since mid-March, studying online with help from mom and dad. When school does go back to the classroom, what will their lives look like?
The usual five days in a class with 20 or 25 other kids and a teacher or two almost certainly isn't possible at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Granted, three months is a long time when Ontario is still in the process of fighting the spread of COVID. A lot needs to change before things approach normal.
And while a lot will change over three months' time, the provincial government owes it to parents to provide at least a partial picture soon of what the new school year will look like, and what their role will be in their kids' education.
It's time to start unmuddying the picture, just a bit.