Primary School Remote Learning Plan

Primary School teachers will provide daily synchronous and asynchronous remote learning experiences. Students will use Zoom for synchronous learning experiences along with Seesaw (K-2) and Google Classroom (3-5) to turn in work and to receive instructional feedback.

Homeroom teachers are providing a Weekly Snapshot of up-to-date information about daily schedules, Zoom links, and materials needed for classes on their class page.
SCHOOL NURSE
Mary Van Sickle
mvansickle@lowellschool.org

DIVISION DIRECTOR
Linda Chang
lchang@lowellschool.org

ACADEMIC SUPPORT 
Kristin Peck (K-2)
kpeck@lowellschool.org

Kathy Martin (3-5)
kmartin@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 activities be posted?

  • 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.

List of 2 items.

  • Asynchronous Learning

    Independent lessons and/or work provided to the student that includes an instructional video. Students have the entire day to complete it. Teachers are available for questions or help via email.
  • Synchronous Learning

    A scheduled hour to interact “live” with teachers and/or class peers via Zoom or video conferencing applications.

    Expectations:
    • Teachers will post asynchronous Loom videos/lessons and other types of activities each day for 10:00 am.
    • Teachers will be available via email to answer questions.
    • It will be important for you and our students to create a daily routine to consistently check each class webpage. If needed, you can also turn off the notifications feature if it becomes a distraction or if it is bringing too many notifications via email that may be difficult to manage. You remove notifications by logging into the website, going to Settings, and then to Notifications.
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
K-2 Addendum
3-5 Addendum
Remote Learning Release
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