I am writing to share with you the plan we have in place in the event of a prolonged mandated school closing, assuming there is internet access and no power outage. This plan would go into effect if the whole school had to close (usually as per directive from the Nassau County Department of Health), not for individual absences.
In grades Toddler through Nursery, teachers will provide ideas and materials for activities that children and parents can do at home.
In grades Pre-K - 4, teachers will provide online instruction from 9:00 to 11:00 (with appropriate breaks) in literacy and mathematics, using the Google Meet platform. Teachers will email a link to parents. You do not need a special account or software. Sessions will be recorded, and students will have access to them if they cannot attend them “live,” or if they cannot connect to the internet.
In grades 5-8, instruction will be provided from 9:00-12:00 (with appropriate breaks) using the Google Meet platform. Independent work will be expected in the afternoon. Teachers will email a link to students. You do not need a special account or software. Sessions will be recorded, and students will have access to them if they cannot attend them “live,” or if they cannot connect to the internet. The schedule for upper school will mirror the school’s typical schedule for the five or six core academic subjects and be emailed to you by Mr. Hall. All materials will continue to be posted to the Portal.
While such a case scenario is unlikely, it is not impossible. I hope we do not have to put this plan into effect, but I would rather be prepared than improvising at the last minute.