ThayerConnect | Upper School
During a campus closure, students will still be engaged with their teachers, advisors, and classmates in meaningful learning. Distance Learning will follow a modified schedule in which the sequence of scheduled events will remain the same, although meeting times will be abbreviated. All major classes (those that typically meet four times each week) will meet for “in-person” Zoom meetings for the equivalent of two times per week. The rest of the meeting time for each class will consist of check-ins, small group work, problem sessions, or extra help for that section. Some courses may require students to meet for more than two periods, depending upon the course or the work that course is completing. Courses that typically meet twice weekly will meet for for “in-person” meetings one time each week.
- Classes will continue to meet on the same days and in the same sequence as our regular schedule. However, each class time has been reduced to 40 minutes, and you will only need to attend the classes through Zoom that your teacher requires (usually two of the four meeting times, but it may be more, depending upon the course or the work being done in the class). See schedule below.
- Classes will be a combination of live Zoom sessions, small group or independent work, or extra help. In some cases, Zoom classes may end before the scheduled 40 minutes. Submit assignments when due. Remember that, even though we are not on campus, this is still school!
- Email teachers if you need extra help or if added support is required. Teachers will provide some designated check-in times and/or office hours to support you throughout Distance Learning.
- You will meet for Homeroom three days each week -- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Provide updates to your advisor regularly and let them know how you are doing.
- The link to Zoom meetings, both for your classes and for your advisory group, will be located on the Bulletin Board of each class page.
- Find a quiet place to check into Zoom classes, preferably a location with a strong Wi-Fi signal.
- If you are not in a Zoom meeting and don’t need your computer, get away from your screen!
- Will clubs and activities still take place?
- Will we still have Monday Morning Meetings?
- Can I still get extra help from my teachers?
- What if I’m sick or cannot attend a scheduled Zoom class?
- What if I am having technology trouble?
- Will we still have assessments?
- How long will Distance Learning last?
- Can I still meet with the school counselor?
- Will I have access to the Hale Learning Center during the Distance Learning period?
- Are library resources available during this Distance Learning period?
- Will the Benelli Writing Center (BWC) be open for appointments?