Madina Sumali (left) and her sister, Belania (right) participate in their online school classes on Zoom, the video conferencing software, in their shared bedroom on Sep. 18, 2020 at their home in Rochester, N.Y. Madina and Belania, along with their other siblings younger than the high school age, attend the John Williams Public School #5. The John Williams Public School #5 is a school within the Rochester City School District (RCSD). The RCSD announced on Aug. 13, 2020 that they would not be reopening their schools, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a major risk. This announcement came as a reversal to their original plan, released on Jul. 31, 2020, that the RCSD would reopen schools in person. The RCSD provided each student in the district with a learning box with notebooks and other materials needed for their classes, most notably a Chromebook computer for their online classes.