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Distance Learning

If Campus Closes, Learning Continues …

Distance Learning at The Stanley Clark School provides a nurturing and collaborative academic environment for students at every grade level.

In the event that we are unable to meet on campus for an extended period of time, our students may engage in Distance Learning guided by our highly-qualified faculty in ways that continue to reflect the mission of the school. 

Direct instruction, as well as engaging hands-on learning, provides students with both support for mastering new concepts and reinforcement. Students may engage in both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. Led by our classroom teachers, students take part in regular instruction and class interaction through Zoom meetings, receiving feedback and guidance on assignments and projects.

Ensuring that a Stanley Clark education continues in age-appropriate ways is our goal regardless of whether we are on campus or not.

Learn more about Virtual Admission.

Early Childhood Distance Learning

 

Distance Learning by Division

 

On-Campus Classes in Real Time

In preparation for the 2020-21 academic year, The Stanley Clark School is investing in enhanced technology infrastructure that will allow students who may choose or need to be temporarily home-based to attend on-campus classes in real time from home.

  • Home-based students will have an authentic SCS school day experience: our teachers, our curriculum, their friends and classmates in real time.
  • Screen time will be for direct instruction and class discussions. Students may step away from screens during independent work time, transitions, recess, snack, lunch, etc.
  • Social connectedness for students with teachers and peers will be more natural, reducing stress and encouraging student engagement.
  • The return to campus for participating students will be seamless, as all students will have been "in class" together all along.

Advantages for those attending class on campus:

  • If a family needs to quarantine at any point, this platform will easily support ongoing learning.
  • Our on-campus population is slightly reduced, making any required social-distancing easier.
  • There will be no hesitation about keeping a "possibly sick" child home, as they won't be missing instruction. This protects all students plus our faculty and staff in very real ways.

We believe this approach will provide the very best of an SCS education to everyone, everywhere, every day whether on campus or at home.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Tiger Talk Blog

Kindergarten students considering research topics on iPads
  • Early Childhood
Randi Bowling, Kindergarten Teacher

Just as kindergarten students had begun work on their first-ever research projects, COVID-19 forced the closure of schools. Read about how this hands-on research project quickly shifted from an in-class experience to an incredibly successful distance learning project thanks to the collaborative efforts of students, teachers, and families.

Managing Stress and Assisting Our Children with their Anxiety
  • Early Childhood
  • Lower School
  • Middle School
  • Parenting
Dr. David Botkin, Director of Student Services

As we face the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), managing our fears will keep us performing at our best. Discover some ideas for managing stress and assisting your children in coping with their anxiety. 

Parent Testimonials

Student Having a One-on-One Zoom Meeting with Teacher

"Mrs. Sharp went out of her way on Friday to talk with my 1st grader for half an hour. She was so thankful by the end that she was in tears. Mrs. Sharp said she could Zoom one-on-one with her every Friday to help her with math. This made her day! She is really missing her teachers and was so grateful. I have been so grateful for the commitment and love the teachers have for the students." 

- Nicole Staton, Current SCS Parent

"As a parent, I am learning through Distance Learning too. While I remember these phonics rules, I don't remember being taught the way the teachers are showing my children. It is excellent and I appreciate even more the education my children are receiving. This is more proof that Stanley Clark does not just teach to help pass tests or to make it to the next grade level but to mold the students into forever learners."

 - Deborah Allen, Current SCS Parent  

Kindergartener on a Scavenger Hunt during Distance Learning

"I am so thankful to be connected to a school that cares so much about my children and their education. Our teachers have kept our children appropriately engaged and challenged during this new experience of distance learning. We miss them so much, but remain connected vis Zoom meetings and audio comments about submitted work. Thank you SCS!"

- Kathryn Lambourne, Current SCS Parent