Flexible Learning

LCA's Educational Plan for 2020-2021

FLEX LEARNING

LOWER SCHOOL

PURPOSE:

To provide an effective learning solution over a short (weeks) period or long (months) period of time for students and parents who are currently uncomfortable with the on-campus learning environment. It is the intent of Flex Learning families to return to on-campus when, as a family, they deem it safe to do so.

DESCRIPTION:

Students in FLEX learning will be afforded the opportunity to engage with LCA instructional content from the teacher through one of the following methods: pre-recorded instructional videos and/or zoom or synchronous video. Teachers will determine and utilize the most appropriate method for their grade level and content area. Content will be delivered through the SeeSaw platform. Students will complete assignments independently and meet submission deadlines accordingly. Students will have the opportunity to receive support from the teacher via a scheduled appointment. Specials (PE, Music, Art, Spanish, Technology, and Library) will not be able to be supported in the Flex Learning environment.

PROCEDURE:

Families will notify the division principal and home room teacher of their desire to move to FLEX learning. The designated student will remain in FLEX learning until the school is notified by the family that the student will be returning to on-campus learning. Families must also notify the division administration when the student is ill and unable to complete work for the day. Otherwise, all assignments must be completed within the original assigned timeline.

MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL

PURPOSE:

To provide an effective learning solution over a short (weeks) period or long (months) period of time with full-services for students who are currently uncomfortable with the on-campus learning environment. It is the intent of Flex Learning families to return to campus when, as a family, they deem it safe to do so.

DESCRIPTION:

Students in FLEX learning will be afforded the opportunity to engage with LCA instructional content from the teacher through one of the following methods: pre-recorded instructional videos, recorded footage from one of the scheduled classes or live-stream/zoom/synchronous video. Content will be delivered through the Schoology platform. Students will complete assignments independently and meet submission deadlines accordingly. Students will have the opportunity to receive support from the teacher via scheduled appointments during the teacher’s published office hours/availability. In order to complete in-person exams, students may do one of the following: a) come to the regularly scheduled exam on the original scheduled day or b) make special arrangements for home-proctored exams provided division-specific security measures are implemented or c) attend the following Wednesday’s proctored exams in rooms with masks [Upper School Only].

PROCEDURE:

Families will notify the division principal of their desire to move to FLEX learning. All FLEX learning families must attend the division-specific, FLEX learning online seminar as a prerequisite. The designated student will remain in FLEX learning until the school is notified by the family that the student will be returning to on-campus learning. Families must also notify the division administration when the student is ill and unable to complete work for the day. Otherwise, all assignments must be completed within the originally assigned timeline.