As students returned for Term 2 across Canberra schools, thousands of children adjusted to the new reality of learning at home due to coronavirus restrictions.
For Lyons parent Karen Schilling, having four children at three different schools all learning remotely while she works from home has had its challenges.
"Anyone who thinks they can work from home and teach from home at the same time has got to be kidding themselves," she said, noting she and her husband were both helping their children.
Ms Schilling's four children are spread out across the ACT education system, with her eldest child Lachlan in year 10 at Marist College, along with her son Benjamin in year 6.
Meanwhile, her daughter Madison in year 7 attends Canberra Grammar and her youngest child Matthew is in year 3 at Garran Primary School.
"The challenge has been that each child has their different learning style," Ms Schilling said.
"It's been more challenging for junior primary school children where a lot is still focused on how to read and write and it's more difficult to achieve that through online learning."
Despite the many different classes and lessons all running at the same time, the start of Term 2 was a relatively smooth one, as students from across the ACT logged into remote learning.
Ms Schilling said there had been improvements in the online systems since learning from home began at the end of Term 1.
"It's been a lot smoother," she said.
"There was a bit of teething with the demand for websites, but they've ironed out the kinks.
"Having the last few weeks at home prepared the children, and us, for what it was going to be like."
While the majority of students logged in from home for the start of Term 2 classes on Tuesday, more than 1400 students were among those who attended the nine "hub" schools set up by the ACT government.
Having different children at public and private schools, Ms Schilling said the approach from schools to learning from home has also been varied, but the family had been making it work.
"There's been pros and cons with it, and it has taken time to adjust, but it also means we have a bit more visibility into what goes on at school," she said.
"My husband and I are maths-minded and we've been helping Lachlan with year 10 advanced maths and we've got a whiteboard in the study that's been taken over with logarithms."
While schools over the border in NSW will have a staggered start to students returning for face-to-face learning from May 11, it's still not known when students in Canberra will go back to the classroom.
ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry last week announced a four-week timetable for the government to develop a plan for a transition back to the classroom.
The decision would be developed along with schools, P&Cs, unions and non-government schools.
The minister said schools would be reopened "when it was safe to do so".
Ms Schilling said should schools choose to move back to face-to-face learning, health guidelines should still be followed.
"If we return to one or two days at school a week, would that be easier than it being all online?" she said.
"A gradual increase would almost be the same as waiting a few weeks and returning all at once."