A Flexible Approach
We will provide the best learning experiences possible for our students in a variety of modes (in-person, hybrid, and remote). Faculty members have worked much of the summer developing curricula, understanding the various tools available to them to improve instruction for remote learning and remote/in-person learning, and planning in-person experiences on our campuses. We have created schedules that allow for flexibility and that can accommodate a range of learning modalities.
- During the first two weeks of school, all classes will be remote and one grade will visit the campus each day. Each home base class will be divided in half and will visit the school for approximately two hours to meet classmates and teachers and become acquainted with the new health protocols.
- After Labor Day, the school will follow either a hybrid schedule or a remote schedule depending on the prevalence of illness in the community.
- Under the hybrid plan, half of the students will be on campus on a given day. Home base classes will be divided into half-groups, which will alternate between on-campus and remote learning
- Students who are off campus will receive instruction via Zoom and follow the same schedule as students who are in class.
- Every week, students will have four math sessions, four reading sessions, four writing sessions, and three lessons devoted to science, social studies, and student life. Music, art, physical education, and Spanish will continue with the same frequency as previously. The schedule also includes time for one-on-one check-ins, academic support, and daily activities with the integrators (drama, play, build, and library).
Middle and Upper School
- During the first two weeks of school, all classes will be remote. One grade will come to the Hill Campus each day for orientation, community-building activities, and meetings with teachers.
- After Labor Day, the school will follow either a hybrid schedule or a remote schedule, depending on the prevalence of illness in the community.
- In the hybrid phase, one-third of the students will be on campus at any one time and the rest will participate remotely. On-campus days will be organized by grade. Most classes will meet once a week in person and twice a week remotely. In order to allow for physical distancing, larger classes will be assigned two classrooms, and in some cases, two tents for outdoor meetings.
- In the remote-learning phase, the class schedule will be the same. Classes will meet three times a week, with three nights of assigned homework.