Distance Learning

Last updated: Aug 7
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We are offering a full-year, fully online option for families in all grades. Students will receive the same curriculum as students receiving live instruction, but the delivery will be different. Registration is on a semester basis. You must register your child(ren) by Monday, August 10, 8am, to participate in the Distance Learning option.

The instructional day will consist of a combination of synchronous (live) instruction (e.g., watching the in-person classes live), potential small group sessions with other online learners or with students in the classroom, and independent work time.

Students will follow the same schedule as in-person students, participating in those classes as much as possible until it makes sense to begin asynchronous work on their own. Students will also participate in advisory groups, clubs, assemblies, and chapels through the Zoom link provided for each class or experience.

Classrooms will have technology to broadcast live instruction through Zoom for students logging in. The fine arts department at the Upper School will have students join fine arts classes through the Zoom livestream and participate with the rest of the performers as fully as possible. Then they will utilize distance learning strategies as well for those students as they did in the spring

An iPad and all technology needs will be provided. Parents will need to commit to supervising students, ensuring that students are present for attending classes and working during independent work times.

Beyond the classroom teachers and their advisor, students may request time to meet with their counselors or other staff.

Lower School is IN-PERSON ✅

Middle School is IN-PERSON ✅

Upper School is IN-PERSON ✅

When to Stay Home

Students and faculty must not come to school if they display any symptoms or come into close contact with COVID-19. Please use our decision tree when determining whether or not to come to school.*

*MA follows guidelines from the MN Health Department for reporting contagious illnesses, please let the school know if your child has a contagious illness or if your family has had close-contact exposure to COVID-19.

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