The following schedule is designed to allow student learning to continue under a distance learning model in the event of an extended suspension of face-to-face classes. It will be followed by all students grades 5-8. See below for more information about class meetings, advisory, and division work under the distance learning schedule.
Monday Morning Division Meeting - Division teams will meet during this time to discuss plans for the coming week. In the event of a multi-week disruption, this time will be used to adjust schedules or plans as needed based on feedback from the previous week (see Friday Afternoon Division Meeting below)
Morning Advisory - This is a time for students to check in with advisors, organize themselves, and prepare to start their days. Advisors should have an open zoom session for the entirety of the morning meeting time. This is a good time to check in with students about their current progress, their questions about the day, and their general wellness.
Class Meetings - Each regular period meets twice a week under the above model. The 45 minutes set aside for class meeting time should be used for active work within that class, whether that is a brief lecture, presentations, writing workshops, or another model. Each class is followed by a 30 minute block of time set aside for students to work on assignments independently. During the 30 minute working time, students may set up meetings with teachers, chat with peers, or work offline.
Lunch - During lunch there will be no scheduled zoom sessions for classes, though counselors, administrators, and college counselors may have open sessions.
Division Directors Office Hours - During this time, each division director will hold an open virtual meeting and be available for faculty, staff, and students.
Teacher Office Hours - During this time, each teacher will hold an open virtual meeting and be available for faculty, staff, and students.
Academic Enrichment - During this time, core teachers and the learning resource teacher will support students with assignments, executive functioning, time management, etc.
Wellness Time - In the event of a suspension of face-to-face classes, it is imperative that students remain appropriately active and healthy. This block of time is set aside for students to engage in one of the suggested activities at this link as prepared by the Physical Education Department.
Friday Morning Advisory/Assembly - This block of time is for advisors to have a longer meeting with students as needed or to run an advising activity. Division Directors may also use this time to have a division assembly.
Shared Working Time - During this time students are responsible for completing longer assignments, mastering course learning goals, and preparing for the coming week. This is a good time for reviewing longer virtual labs, meeting individually with students on writing assignments, conducting study or practice groups, and having reading circles. Individual teachers should not require students to come at a specific time during this block, but are encouraged to discuss this time throughout the course of the week.
Teachers should establish a regular one hour block of office hours during this four hour window, and should be available to students at other times during this block by appointment.
Friday Afternoon Advisory - Advisors will have open zoom sessions for their advisees during this time. This is a good time to help students plan for the following week, be sure that they understand any school announcements about the following week, and gather student feedback about how the teleschool schedule has been working.
Friday Afternoon Division Meeting - The week will end with a division-level meeting for all faculty and staff with their directors. Faculty should come prepared with feedback about how the week has progressed, and suggestions for any necessary modifications to the following week should the disruption continue. Administrators will discuss all feedback over the weekend and present any potential changes at the following Monday’s Divisions Meeting.
Study Halls - During distance learning, structured study halls will no longer meet. If a student needs support in managing workload or time, they should reach out to the Learning Resource Specialist.
Find more details in the Distance Learning Plan.