In some pleasant, good, positive news---thus far in the school year there has been only one COVID positive student. I am very, very thankful that this school district (in Texas, it should be noted) offered a choice between in person and virtual/remote. The first week all the students were virtual to make sure that every student had access to the correct classes and work out some bumps. My daughter chose to do virtual and it was a bit difficult for her. It's asynchronous, so she's not joining Zoom or Google classrooms. It's a program that provides video lessons, classwork and tests. The math was kicking her butt. We figured out a better way to absorb it and she's improved. The school has communicated very well, it has worked on finding solutions and while not perfect it has been an all around good experience. (The downside is not getting to meet new kids and make new friends but there's time.)
Doing all this school work has nudged my daughter to start reading for fun and again and she just binged the Percy Jackson series. She's seeing a counselor and has her second appointment today. And son has his first interview for a job tomorrow.