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By Michele Smith
the Times 

School closures have parents and children juggling home and school


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Left: Christian Leonard playing a sight word game. Right: Justin Jaech and his son Isaac take time out to read together.

DAYTON-Quality time together, learning from each other, the need for flexibility, and the importance of staying positive are common themes for parents and children as they navigate the new normal of virtual school instruction.

Allicia Stapleton normally has her hands full during the school year as a full time cook in the Dayton School District cafeteria.

Since schools closed on March 16, she finds her hands are still full helping run the District's food pick-up and delivery program, serving breakfast and lunch to around 200 students.

"Thankfully, I have been able to continue working," she...

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