Host homecoming parties or have schools reopen?

Over the past few weeks of high school online, teachers have been told about multiple homecoming parties being planned. This is happening while some of the same families are begging for the schools to be reopened.

I am amazed that some parents support the idea of partying while the national guidelines say directly to not gather in large groups. I understand some parents may be aware that those guidelines are in place and are attempting to have a coronavirus safe celebration, and I 100 percent support that idea. But, understanding that high schools will not open because they are scared of this behavior further gives them the right to not reopen.

So, parents, if you are supporting schools to reopen while planning a big homecoming bash, let me ask you: Would you rather have a safe child at home or a child risking their lives at a party? — Alma Insignares, Hinsdale