What will the school day look like?

This Fall’s schedules include large amounts of “live” instruction where students will be working directly with teachers and their classmates – creating an environment that is as close to “in-person” school as possible. The only parts of the day where students will be without a teacher are during times labeled in the schedule as “independent work time” or during times labeled as breaks. 

We are also committed to continuing to foster a daily sense of belonging and connection.  Student schedules include some combination of daily morning meetings, advisory groups and open office hours with teachers.

Sample schedules for all grade levels can be found here.

What if my student misses a class?

If for some reason a student is unable to attend “live” instruction, we ask that they complete the assignments for the classes they were unable to attend.  These assignments can be found by clicking the “Weekly Assignments” link on your student’s Clever homepage.  All work must be completed by 9 AM two school days after it was assigned (e.g. Work assigned on Monday would be due by 9 am on Wednesday) OR the following Monday, whichever is earlier, for it to count on your student’s report card.

How often will I hear from my student's teacher?

Families from all grade levels should expect a one-on-one connection with a teacher about your student at least once per week.  Families with student’s in grades Pre-K – Kindergarten can also attend virtual office hours from 2:30 – 3:30 pm on school days.

How will I know how my student is doing?

Every two weeks (starting in mid-September), all grade levels will be sending a progress report to families.  Progress reports will be sent electronically through DeansList.  Progress reports will provide details on current academic progress, attendance and engagement.

If you did not receive an invitation to DeansList, please reach out to your student’s teacher for your validation code and to to https://deanslist.me.

What are the primary learning apps my student is using?
  • Seesaw is an application that we use to complete independent work assignments. Students can complete work in Seesaw and teachers can provide feedback.
  • Read our 1-pager  or watch this video tutorial for more information
  • Nearpod is an application that we use to present information to students. Students can submit short responses during the presentation. Nearpod can be led by a teacher during a live lesson or accessed by students to work on independently.
  • Read our 1-pager  or watch this video tutorial for more information
  • Epic Books is the application that students will use to complete their independent reading work. This program automatically tracks the time that students spend reading.
  • Read our 1-pager for more information
  • Zearn is the application that 1st – 4th grade students will use to complete their independent math work.
  • Read our 1-pager for more information