We’ve completed another week of our Distance Learning Program, and we want to commend our students for staying upbeat and on point in the face of these unusual circumstances. We are optimistic that we are halfway through the enaction of this temporary program and will return to life as usual in the classroom after Spring Break. As always, we will continue to keep you informed of the course of action we are taking as a school and our reasoning behind it. Here are some things we would like to communicate to you about the DLP specifically:

  • Students: Please keep Google Meet or Google Hangout open and active unless otherwise instructed by your teacher during your lessons. If you leave a lesson early without being dismissed, you might not get full credit for your attendance.
  • Students: The best place to attend your digital classes is still from home. We highly recommend avoiding crowded places as much as possible. If there are issues with the internet at your place, then we understand going to a public place with strong wifi, but this should be avoided if it can be.
  • Students: Your weekly fitness workouts are live and aimed at helping you stay active while maintaining all the progress you’ve made over the last few months. Workouts will be no longer than 10 minutes and the expectation is that you attempt them at least once. Completion of each workout will be recorded in ThinkWave, so be sure to log your scores by the deadlines in Allan’s weekly emails.
  • Parents & Students: Having technical difficulties? No webcam? Here is a cheap one with a microphone built-in. Microphone busted? Here are some cheap headphones with a built-in microphone that you can use to participate in class discussions. If you are experiencing any other technical difficulties, please let us know! We are here to help!
  • Parents: If your child will be absent, late, or leaving a lesson early for an excusable reason, please email Kyoko or Misako before 10 AM that day. In the case of late arrival or early leaving, please indicate which period(s) or time your child is going to miss. As always, students cannot excuse themselves from their classes; we need to hear from a parent or guardian.

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