Academics

Middle and Upper School Remote Learning

 

Middle and Upper School students will access remote class material through Schoology. Each class will have a set virtual class time, teacher office hours, and time to work independently. Attendance will be taken in each virtual class period, and students will continue to have assignments to submit and assessments to complete. 

 

The remote learning schedule will operate on a three-letter day (A/B/C) rotation schedule. 

  • A and B days are primary instructional days and also include time following lunch for independent work, faculty office hours, and student leadership clubs.
  • C days will be used as work days with the opportunity for students to interact with teachers to address questions.
  • Attendance will be taken in all classes on A and B days. Teachers will be facilitating opportunities to engage with students through real-time remote activities and online conversations during class periods. 
  • Advisory periods will be an opportunity for your student to check-in with his or her advisor and voice any concerns or feedback from their experiences in remote learning.  

 

Using your parent Schoology login, you can gain strong insight into your child’s assignments, grades, and attendance. If you want comprehensive access to your child’s progress in Schoology, please use his or her login for access.

 

MS/US Schedule Structure:

 

For a printable version of the MS/US Remote Learning schedule, click here.

 

A and B Days
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

A B
First Period:  9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Fifth Period:  9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Second Period:  9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Sixth Period:  9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
 Third Period:  10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Seventh Period: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fourth Period:  11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Advisory: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.           Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Planning/Student Independent Work
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Planning/Student Independent Work
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Faculty Available/Engaged with Students
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Faculty Available/Engaged with Students
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Activity (Student Leadership)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Activity (Student Leadership)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 C Days
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

 

*Students reach out to teachers with questions

*Teachers respond to students by period times

*Teachers reach out to students who haven’t connected throughout the week

 

School Leadership Engagement with Students

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

First period: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 am.
Second period: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Third period: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fourth period: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fifth period: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sixth period: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Seventh period: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

 

 

A/B/C Days by Date: 
Monday, March 30: A

Tuesday, March 31: B

Wednesday, April 1: A

Thursday, April 2: B

Friday, April 3: C

 

Monday, April 6: A

Tuesday, April 7: B

Wednesday, April 8: A

Thursday, April 9: B

Friday, April 10: Good Friday - no school

 

Monday, April 13: Easter Monday - no school

Tuesday, April 14: A

Wednesday, April 15: B

Thursday, April 16: A

Friday, April 17: B

 


Tips for Parents

 

As you consider how to support your child's remote learning, work alongside your student(s) to understand their schedule each day. Stick to as predictable a daily routine as possible and don't forget to include times for breaks and lunch.  

 

In addition to developing a daily learning schedule, it is important to identify an at-home learning space for your child. Sustained periods of remote education are successful when students have a routine to follow and a space in which to work and learn. Ideally, this space should have: 

  • A computer, iPad, Chromebook or other devices when they are to meet with their teacher 
  • Good lighting 
  • Ready access to learning materials 
  • Easy visibility by parents or guardians enabling them to readily support learning, such as at the kitchen table, a large kitchen counter, or a desk in a living room or family room.

Tips for Students

 

General expectations

  • Attendance during virtual classes on A and B days is required. 
  • You will also be asked to complete and submit work independently.
  • Check Schoology for updates on all school days.
  • Assessments will still be administered.
  • Use academic integrity. The honor code is still in effect.
  • Getting used to remote learning may take a little while. If you "get it" early on, be patient with those who take longer to adjust. If it takes you longer to "get it," it's okay. Be persistent. Stay positive.

 

Establish a Learning Routine and Space

  • Have a daily routine. Make sure your routine includes breaks, lunch, and time to be active. This time has been built into A and B days, and you can implement it on your own on C days.
  • Have a learning space. Create your learning space in a shared area of your home like at the kitchen table or counter or at a desk in the living room. When your learning space is separate from where you sleep or play, this will help trigger your brain that the space is for work.
  • Make sure your learning space includes what you need to learn, like your books, paper, and pencils/pens.