Teachers will be trained in recognizing symptoms and will also be trained to handle simple health issues in the classroom. Nurses will be mobile and will travel to classrooms when texted to examine students or to deliver medication.
In the event a cohort or grade needs to shift to distance learning mode, students will follow the plan outlined by their division leader. A decision-making matrix as to when that shift will occur, either for cohorts or for the entire school, is being finalized and will be shared in the weeks to come.
Division Leaders and teachers have prepared distance learning plans. Additional details will be provided at Back to School night. In Middle School, each cohort will follow the in-person daily schedule, but with classes meeting remotely and often following a similar format beginning with direct instruction, followed by breakout rooms or individual work before the class comes back together for discussion and assessment. Lower School classes will follow a similar format but with a slightly modified daily schedule. In Early Childhood, students will have live structured morning meetings, whole class and small group offerings focusing on activities that align with the academic and social-emotional learning curriculum, individual teacher check-ins and whole class or grade level experiences to celebrate holidays and more. Senior Kindergarten students will also have music, art, and physical education classes.