Bishop Noland Episcopal Day Schooll will have virtual learning in place throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Virtual learning will be offered in the following situations:
1. Parent choice
2. Individual students in isolation/quarantine at home in accordance with the health advisory
3. Specific grade-level closures as a result of directive from the Office of Public Health
4. Full school-closure in response to directives from civil or ecclesiastical authorities
If, for any reason, the school is closed or sent home for quarantine, we will move to the full virtual plan that includes teachers using Google Classroom to teach their subjects aided by live instruction using Google Meet. Students will have live classes with their teachers that will be recorded during this time away from campus.
Remote Start Option
We are offering a Remote Start Option for Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School families that are not comfortable returning to school on Monday, August 24th. Families can take advantage of this option for as long as they feel is necessary. EDS is offering a virtual format for those who aren't comfortable returning to the classroom yet, and will update the virutal classroom weekly with the understanding that the most instruction will be self-regulated and not under daily supervision of the classroom teacher. This is a complex situation, and we will all be working hard to keep all of our students up-to-date and on track.
There are essential components to our remote plan that will be posted on a remote start Google Classroom. If a teacher has a students that has chosen remote start learning or is home on quarantine, students will participate using the Google Classroom and taught by our EDS teachers. Students will be assigned work on Google Classroom that aligns wit the current curriculum being taught in school at the time. Teachers will meet remotely with students once a week during a planning period in the school day. Those times will be posted in their Google Classroom.
Student assignments may include things such as IXL assignments, Epics Books reading assignments, Khan Academy assignments, math textbook assignments, regular work from the classroom, Accelerated Reader testing, and one enrichment lesson a week. These will vary from grade-to-grade and will be based on age-appropriateness. Live access to chapel will also be available. Work may be turned in digitally or dropped off at school every two weeks.
Teachers will be available for questions by email, but will be teaching students in the classroom so please be patient. Teachers will be focused on face-to-face classrooms during the day.
Parents may pick up resources to start the school year for remote start the week before school begins.
Students may notify the school if they are interested in retutning to the face-to-face model. They may come back to the program at any time.
*Note: All high school credit classes will have instruction posted on their block scheduled days.