Importantly, this schedule also supports the School’s capacity to move nimbly between different Campus Health Status modes. As described in Ways to Attend School
, we are prepared to have the community on campus in different configurations based on our Campus Health Status:
- Low or Moderate Risk Levels: Capacity for Full In-Person Attendance
- Heightening Risk Level: Capacity for 50% In-Person Attendance (Two cohorts, each on campus two days per week: Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday)
- High Risk Level: Full Distance Learning
The eight period schedule also allows for more and slightly smaller section sizes, with average class sizes of 14 students. Because of the number of courses serving mixed grade levels (ie: math, languages, arts), we are not able to organize students into fixed cohorts across the school day.
Each week includes one Asynchronous Day—usually on a Wednesday—when students and teachers will be expected to work from home. This new feature gives everyone needed flexibility in their schedules, and allows the maintenance staff to clean and sanitize campus spaces in the middle of the week. Ninth and tenth grade students will have designated times for their asynchronous work during which teachers of each subject will be available for office hours and support. Eleventh and Twelfth graders will be expected to schedule their own asynchronous work on these days. Some courses may also use these Asynchronous Days for assessments.
If a student cannot be at home on these asynchronous days, or otherwise needs an accommodation, they may request to work on campus by reaching out to their advisor. Should the entire School be restricted from campus, we will be guided by our Distance Learning Plan.