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Virtual school during COVID-19: Testing parents' perseverance

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, left, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor and his wife, Beth, center, assist their daughter with her classwork and as their other children play at their home in Kaiserslautern, Germany

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, left, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor and his wife, Beth, center, assist their daughter with her classwork and as their other children play at their home in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020. Comparable to thousands of families worldwide during coronavirus disease 2019, Camp and his wife, Beth, learn to balance classwork as three of their four children commence elementary, middle and high school online. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Jack, son of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, wears a face covering while outside his home in Kaiserslautern

Jack, son of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, wears a face covering while outside his home in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 20, 2020. Upon host nation physical distancing directives, Kaiserslautern Military Community leadership ordered self-isolation in mid-March, granting many families license to work, entertain and educate from home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Beth and Bailey, wife and daughter of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, read over a classwork assignment at their home in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020.

Beth and Bailey, wife and daughter of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, read over a classwork assignment at their home in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020. Collectively, the Camp parents oversee their kids’ school work eight hours a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Beth, wife of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor center, holds her son, Jack, in their back yard in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Beth, wife of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor center, holds her son, Jack, in their back yard in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 16, 2020. Though Jack isn’t in school yet, the “new norm” has uprooted his daily routine, requiring Beth, a stay-at-home mom, to shift between her disciplinary role at home and navigating between three online classrooms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Braylen, son of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, reads through classwork from his home in Kaiserslautern

Braylen, son of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, reads through classwork from his home in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020. As millions of schools closed their doors to slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019, students quickly learned the nuances of navigating a new online classroom platform: a technological learning curve, curating self-motivation and managing a less-present social environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Close up of Beth's hand, wife of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, points to a math problem in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020

Beth, wife of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, points to a math problem in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020. Some challenges families have encountered since moving to virtual learning at home are acquiring additional computers, a quiet study area or reliable internet. For the Camps, learning and coaching their “students” new math principles has presented its own trials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Jack, son of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor center, sits in his home during coronavirus disease 2019 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 16, 2020.

Jack, son of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor center, sits in his home during coronavirus disease 2019 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 16, 2020. Jack is one of many children in self-isolation who are not school aged who create a challenge for parents to find educational or fun mentally-stimulating activities to keep him active and engaged. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Beth, wife of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, reads a calendar of her kids’ weekly class schedule in their home in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 13, 2020.

Beth, wife of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, reads a calendar of her kids’ weekly class schedule in their home in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 13, 2020. The Camps have adjusted to virtual school at home during coronavirus disease 2019 by staying organized through three various calendars and requiring their “students” to annotate daily completed assignments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Christian and Beth, son and wife of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, share a laugh while doing homework in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020.

Christian and Beth, son and wife of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, share a laugh while doing homework in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020. After multiple virtual school trial and errors, the Camp family remained flexible and created a balanced schedule for their four children as schools went virtual due to coronavirus disease 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Braylen, son of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, continually jumps over his couch to get his heart rate up for his physical education course during his virtual schooling resulting from coronavirus disease 2019 at Kaiserslautern
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Braylen, son of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, continually jumps over his couch to get his heart rate up for his physical education course during his virtual schooling resulting from coronavirus disease 2019 at Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 20, 2020. While students get creative to reinvent their education at home with their families, the Camps ensure good will and peace of mind in their chaotic routines by allowing their kids more liberties than they would pre-pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, center left, feeds a Venus flytrap a fly he killed and cheers with his family, in Kaiserslautern, Germany
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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Cody Camp, U.S. Army Recruiting Command senior guidance counselor, center left, feeds a Venus flytrap a fly he killed and cheers with his family, in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 14, 2020. Since the beginning of coronavirus disease 2019 self-isolation and physical distancing protocols, the Camp family makes the most of their time together by playing games, making crafts and exercising outside. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany --

Upon host nation physical distancing directives, Kaiserslautern Military Community leadership ordered self-isolation in mid-March, granting many families license to work, entertain and educate from home.