Krieger Schechter Day School’s Distance Learning Model
We are using Google Classrooms to support our Distance Learning model.
All students, K-8, have their own school email accounts so they can access Google Classroom.
Assignments are posted daily to Google Classroom.
Each student follows a schedule based on his or her classes that includes Zoom sessions, independent assignments and time for the entire grade to check and requires some Zoom classes in the schedule.
Middle School classes are a hybrid of live Zoom classes and asynchronous daily assignments.
Students have Zoom classes according to a set schedule so parents can plan accordingly.
For Lower School, we have created a hybrid model for learning-from home. New material is presented during Zoom sessions, and on the other days the students practice, reinforce, and apply their learning in hands-on activities, traditional paper-and-pencil exercises, games, and computer-based formats. The Zoom sessions are critical for the social/emotional development that is part of a Krieger Schechter LS education. We created a weekly tfilah service for LS and a K-8 Ta’am Shabbat so we can celebrate our Judaism as a school community each week. In LS, we include “specials” — art, PE, and music – in the schedule as well.
Middle School students are participating in Choir, PE/Recess and Tefillah each week via live Zoom. We recognize the critical importance of the virtual, real-time connection to each other, their teachers and their school community for continuing education of the whole child. Our attention to students’ spiritual, social, physical and emotional well-being, in addition to their continued progress in academic excellence, is central to our approach for home learning during this time.