An error-filled letter from a Virginia teachers union calling for increased protections against the coronavirus was mocked relentlessly on Twitter after an appalled parent took a correction pen to the piece and posted the revised version online. 

‘Hey @VEA4Kids, are you going to send out more of these grammar worksheets over break?’ parent Ellen Gallery wrote Thursday morning, in a post that featured the heavily marked-up document penned by Arlington Education Association President Ingrid Grant.

‘My kids and I had a great time spotting errors! Did we find them all?’ the mom quipped.

This error-riddled letter from the Arlington Education Association calling for increased coronavirus protection on public school students was mocked relentlessly on Twitter Thursday after an appalled parent edited the piece and posted a revised version online

This error-riddled letter from the Arlington Education Association calling for increased coronavirus protection on public school students was mocked relentlessly on Twitter Thursday after an appalled parent edited the piece and posted a revised version online

 This error-riddled letter from the Arlington Education Association calling for increased coronavirus protection on public school students was mocked relentlessly on Twitter Thursday after an appalled parent edited the piece and posted a revised version online

Despite only being five paragraphs long, the bulletin, penned by Arlington Education Association president Ingrid Grant, contained approximately 20 errors, highlighted by the edits made in green pen

Despite only being five paragraphs long, the bulletin, penned by Arlington Education Association president Ingrid Grant, contained approximately 20 errors, highlighted by the edits made in green pen

Despite only being five paragraphs long, the bulletin, penned by Arlington Education Association president Ingrid Grant, contained approximately 20 errors, highlighted by the edits made in green pen

Gallery’s finished product saw Grant’s letter, a desperate plea to Arlington Schools Superintendent Dr. Francisco Duran to increase the amount of on-site COVID tests for schools in the Virginia district, ruthlessly redlined, with roughly 20 grammatical errors highlighted in green pen by the Twitter teacher.

The letter was only five paragraphs long.

Arlington parent Ellen Gallery posted her revised version of the union piece Thursday

Arlington parent Ellen Gallery posted her revised version of the union piece Thursday

Arlington parent Ellen Gallery posted her revised version of the union piece Thursday

The contents of the letter attempted to address the recent spread of the coronavirus amid the surging Omicron variant, and demanded a delayed resumption of classes in January to address the issue, until school testing capabilities are increased.

The U.S. hit a new high for new daily COVID cases with 512,533 average daily cases reported on Thursday, breaking its previous record of 489,267 reported on Wednesday, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of John Hopkins data. 

The U.S. is now averaging 300,387 new COVIDcases per day, a pandemic record and the first time the 300,000 mark has been reached in America. 

'Hey @VEA4Kids, are you going to send out more of these grammar worksheets over break?' parent Ellen Gallery wrote Thursday morning, in a post that featured the heavily marked-up document penned by penned by Arlington Education Association President Ingrid Grant

'Hey @VEA4Kids, are you going to send out more of these grammar worksheets over break?' parent Ellen Gallery wrote Thursday morning, in a post that featured the heavily marked-up document penned by penned by Arlington Education Association President Ingrid Grant

In her letter, Grant goes on to argue that allowing students to eat lunch indoors in the midst of the rash of cases serves as a ‘super-spreader’ for the surging Omicron variant

Virginia public school heading to their first day of classes in August. Fifteen states reported a record-high number of average daily infections, per the CDC, with Virginia being one of them

Virginia public school heading to their first day of classes in August. Fifteen states reported a record-high number of average daily infections, per the CDC, with Virginia being one of them

Virginia public school heading to their first day of classes in August. Fifteen states reported a record-high number of average daily infections, per the CDC, with Virginia being one of them

Fifteen states reported a record-high number of average daily infections, according to the CDC, with Virginia being one of them.  

In her letter, Grant goes on to argue that allowing students to eat lunch indoors in the midst of the rash of cases serves as a ‘super-spreader’ for the surging virus.

Grants adds that teachers are subsequently having to make the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ as Omicron cases multiply, and urged Superintendent Duran to not rush Arlington public school students back to the classroom.

Her command of the English language in the piece, however, left much to be desired, with de facto editor Gallery completely reworking the letter’s opening sentence.

‘On behalf of the members of the Arlington Education Association, this dire expression lends great concerns for Arlington Public Schools return plans for January 3rd, 2022,’ the letter originally opened. 

Grant then goes on to mistakenly use the word ‘are’ instead of ‘our,’ in the awkwardly written piece.

‘The fire departments in are region are exemplifying domino outbreaks as well,’ she wrote, referring to surging Omicron numbers in the Old Dominion.

In response to the gaffe, Gallery derisively quipped: ‘My kids couldn’t write small enough to correct this letter but we shared some laughs and created this,’ referencing her revised version of the letter.

‘I’d recently taught the 6yo about homophones, so the are/our mistake really cracked him up. 

The letter featured a slew of glaring linguistic errors, like using the word 'are' instead of 'our'

The letter featured a slew of glaring linguistic errors, like using the word 'are' instead of 'our'

The letter featured a slew of glaring linguistic errors, like using the word ‘are’ instead of ‘our’ 

Twitter was quick to react to the poorly penned bulletin. 

“Apparently “learning loss is not limited to students!” one user wrote in response to the post, which has garnered hundreds of likes and retweets as of Friday morning.

Moreover, more than 500,000 Covid cases were reported on Monday, though that was a result of a large backlog of cases from the Christmas holiday. Wednesday’s total was the largest increase from only a single day thus far in the pandemic.

Deaths, meanwhile, are down by five percent, with a daily average of 1,221, though a grim CDC model forecasts that more than 42,000 Americans could die in the next three weeks. Hospitalizations are up by 15 percent, with a daily average of 78,781 per day, according to the New York Times. 

The fact that deaths and hospitalizations are not rising at the same pace as positive cases show how the Omicron variant is less severe than Delta and more patients are experiencing milder cases. 

Some cases may not even be making the official count because of the rise in at-home tests. What’s more worrisome about the high numbers is that health experts often expect disturbances in testing and data reporting, the news outlet reported.

About 62 percent of the US is fully vaccinated, with 73 percent having received their first dose, according to the New York Times. And about 68.8 million of the fully vaccinated have also received a third dose, or a booster shot, since Aug. 13, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fifteen states reported a record-high number of average daily infections, according to the CDC, with Virginia being one of them

Fifteen states reported a record-high number of average daily infections, according to the CDC, with Virginia being one of them

The US broke a world record for average daily COVID cases for the second day in a row with 512,533 reported on Thursday, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of John Hopkins data

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