In August, schools began reopening and welcoming parents and children back into the
classroom after over a year of remote schooling. Based on our previous survey (spring 2021) on
the issues that parents noted as being most problematic –learning loss and social interaction –
we wanted to learn if these parental fears had subsided as schooling moved back to primarily
in-person and children were able to interact with peers and teachers again. These two areas
were still on the minds of our parents with over 30% of parents noting that social interaction
was important to the return to schooling. However, new concerns also emerged.