Pre-Primary Remote Learning Plan

Pre-Primary is operating in a hybrid-learning model with some students on campus and others opting for remote learning.

Remote Learning Scenarios

List of 2 items.

  • Opt-in Remote Learning

    Option for families who chose remote learning versus on campus instruction.
    Pre-Primary teachers interact with students daily via Zoom for activities like Morning Meeting and story time.

    Specialists, including art, dance, and music, will post one video per week on Seesaw for the 2-to-3-year-olds. Four-year-olds will also get a PE video, and all groups will receive one science and one Spanish video each week. The specialists’ videos include hands-on learning activities for parents and children, similar to what children do at school.

    To get messages, activities, and resources from teachers, parents should check students’ Seesaw pages, classroom webpage on the school’s website, and email daily.

    Please note that the online touch points and activities are designed to foster teacher-student connections. Children will have an average of one hour of screen time daily.

    If campus were to close, we will resume instruction in a full-remote learning model.
  • Full Remote Learning

    Full-time remote learning for all students will include:
    • Daily synchronous touch points and activities, four days a week (Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.).
    • One-on-one weekly connection with each child (Wed. only).
    • Asynchronous videos from specialists and the classroom teacher.
    • Two weekly community Singing Meetings (Mon. and Fri.).
    • Small group synchronous times four days per week (Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.).
    • One-on-one optional weekly meetings with parents.
    • Average of 1.5 hours of screen time daily.
SCHOOL NURSE
Mary Van Sickle
mvansickle@lowellschool.org

INTERIM DIVISION DIRECTOR
Dawn Smith
dsmith@lowellschool.org

How to Access Class Pages

List of 6 items.

  • Lowell Terminology and Remote Learning

    Class Page
    Parents can find weekly newsletters, resources, links, announcements, discussion boards, and information here on their class page. The class page can be found on the school’s password-protected portal called Blackbaud. Families will find a link to login in the upper right-hand corner of the website, next to the search icon.

    Opt-In Remote Learning
    Option for families who chose remote learning versus on-campus instruction.

    Seesaw
    An application used to post daily lessons or messages from teachers to their students. Students will submit completed work through their class in Seesaw. Additionally, Seesaw will be used to provide instructions for every asynchronous lesson, assignment, and/or activity.

    Zoom Video Conferencing
    An application that provides a platform for virtual meetings. In planning ahead, please visit zoom.us to install the free version of the application on your computer. If you need more help with installing Zoom or the specific step connected to Zoom, please contact help@lowellschool.org.

    Asynchronous Learning
    Independent lessons and/or work provided to the student that includes an instructional video. Families are encouraged to go at a pace that suits them to complete independent lessons.

    Teachers are available for questions or help via email. Expectations:
    • Teachers and specialists will post asynchronous Seesaw videos/lessons and other types of activities daily at 2:00 pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays an additional video at 11:00 am. Teachers will be available via email to answer questions until the end of the school day. Our goal is to answer any questions or concerns within 24 hours.
    • It will be important for you and your child(ren) to create a daily routine to consistently check their class page.
    Synchronous Learning
    A scheduled time to interact “live” with teachers and/or class peers via Zoom.
  • What is the role of parents?

    We ask parents to help monitor remote learning by checking class pages, lessons and activities in Seesaw, and emails daily to guide children as questions arise. Please reach out to your child’s teachers, support staff, and administrators when you need support.
  • How will attendance work?

    If your child is sick, please notify the school as you would on any other school day.

    Pre-Primary families should email

    Classroom Teachers
    Dawn Smith
    Nurse Mary
  • Where will messages and activities be posted?

    All messages, activities, and information directly related to assignments will be posted on Seesaw. All teacher to parent communication will be on the class pages on the password-protected portal of the website. You can navigate to your child(ren)’s class pages once you have logged in to the website.

    Pre-Primary School parents will also receive information via email.

    See the instructional video from Academic Technologist Sam Moser below if you need help accessing your child's class page.
  • When will messages and activities be posted?

    Teachers and specialists will post asynchronous Seesaw videos/lessons and other types of activities daily at 2:00 pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays an additional video at 11:00 am.
  • How will I know what's going on?

    You can expect to hear from the school regularly through our already established channels. Pre-Primary and Primary School teachers will continue to send weekly newsletters. Delta Coaches and administrators will touch base as needed.

    You can reach out to us as well, and we will respond within 24 hours as is our current practice.
IT Staff
Sam Moser
Director of Academic Technology


Chanel Malik
MS Academic Technologist
cmalik@lowellschool.org

Tech Office Hours:
Online 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

In an emergency call IT Director Artur Morka’s desk at 202-577-2089.
Download the following Acceptable Use Policy documents for your reference.

Lowell Acceptable Use Policy
Pre-Primary AUP Addendum
Remote Learning Release
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