On March 17th, Buckley launched its remote, synchronous learning plan using the Google Meet platform at all grade levels. All teachers and students had received training on the platform in early March and were more than ready to implement a new way of teaching and learning.
Thanks to our expert faculty, Buckley students have continued to receive the same high-quality, rigorous education that they are accustomed to. Only the delivery method for that education has changed.
“I cannot begin to tell you how fortunate I feel knowing that our faculty will be helping our community, our students in particular, continue to learn and preserve some sense of normalcy and optimism during these extraordinarily uncertain times,” Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel wrote to the Buckley families. “Our goal is to provide a learning experience as engaging and as rich as that our students would enjoy if they were in our building and to help them remain connected to their teachers and their peers for as long as we are not able to re-open our doors. We will continue to re-imagine school events that our students look forward to every year so they can still enjoy them.”
Once it was clear that school would be closed for a longer period of time, Buckley adjusted the students’ schedules to closely replicate its typical comprehensive schedule. All students at Buckley, from Toddler through Eighth Grade, are getting a full slate of classes.
“We are continually impressed with the authenticity of the remote learning Buckley is providing,” said a Buckley parent. “Our son continues to learn new content daily and feels entirely connected to his teachers and classmates, as we do to the community.”
Buckley was also able to continue long-standing traditions, such as the eighth-grade speeches, Poetry Night, and cooking classes with Chef Jack, which were held virtually.
During Spring Break, our community remained connected by participating with Dr. Juhel, Mr. Topel, and Ms. Long as co-hosts in a series of fun Red vs. Blue “variety” shows. These included a baking event, comedy club, talent show, scavenger hunt, and Buckley’s very own version of Shark Tank. We had a great turnout and had a lot of laughs!