As our boys get older, part of our goal in discipling them for Christ is to help them become aware of current events, and to see these events through a Christian worldview. We’ve developed a simple routine for our studies in current events. It takes about a half hour of our weekday mornings, so we do it over breakfast. That way, we don’t interfere with our school day, we have time for discussion, and on the days when Dad is home, he can guide the discussion. (We eat pretty early in the morning, but sometimes he works much earlier.)
I’d encourage you to take the time to help your middle school and high school students understand the news from a biblical perspective now, while they’re at home. You can do this regardless of how your children are schooled.