Working parents, worn out from having to oversee their children’s remote learning all spring, were hoping the pandemic would be under control by late summer so schools could safely reopen.

No such luck.

In many places across the country, schools will remain shuttered and remote learning will continue to be five days a week. In other places, parents have had to choose from a list of undesirable options: Keep kids home and let them learn remotely full-time. Or opt for a hybrid of at-home and in-person learning.

If you’ve decided to make alternative learning arrangements for those days when your children can’t attend school – such as enrolling them in a pandemic pod or hiring a tutor or babysitter to oversee their participation in online classes, we’d love to hear from you and hear how much such alternative arrangements are costing you.