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Lower School COVID-19 Plan

In the Lower School, each grade will be divided into two teams, each with its own classroom space. In order to provide you with the most detailed information that is relevant to your student, please look below to your daughter’s specific grade level.

List of 6 items.

  • Pre-kindergarten

    Students in pre-kindergarten will be grouped into two, mixed-age teams that will not interact with each other during the course of the day. Each team will have 14–16 students and two teachers. Each team will have its own separate classroom space with bathrooms. All components of the pre-kindergarten program, including lunch and specials, will occur in the classroom space except for outdoor play. During outdoor play, the two teams will play on separate parts of the playground. After-school care will occur in these same classroom spaces which enables us to keep the students on their teams, separate from other students. 

    Remote learners will have live access via Zoom to team meetings in the mornings and participate in a small group lesson with other remote learners each day. Additionally, teachers will post a weekly plan of suggested activities for parents to do at home with their students. 
  • Kindergarten

    Students in kindergarten will be grouped into two teams that will not interact with each other during the course of the day. Each team will have 13–15 students and two teachers. We will continue our practice of small group reading instruction by bringing in an additional teacher during reading class. Each team will have its own classroom space that includes a bathroom. The majority of the kindergarten program, including lunch, will take place in the classrooms. Within their classroom, students will sit two to a table or in a wide circle on the carpet. Over the course of the week, some specials will occur in the classroom, but students will also leave their classrooms to visit the specialists’ classrooms. Students will have outdoor recess twice a day.  During outdoor play, the two teams will remain separate, playing in different areas. After-school care will occur in these same classroom spaces which enables us to keep the students on their teams, separate from other students.  

    Remote learners will have live access via Zoom to the team meeting, literacy lesson, and math lesson each day. There will also be live access to a minimum of two specials per week. Using a combination of SeeSaw and Google Classroom, teachers will post a plan of at-home assignments for remote students to complete for the week. Additionally, there will be a brief, daily check-in with each student who is learning from home. 
  • Grade One

    Students in grade one will be grouped into two teams that will not interact with each other indoors during the course of the day. Each team will have 10–11 students and one teacher. We will continue our practice of small group reading instruction by bringing in an additional teacher for each team during reading class. Each team will have its own classroom space that includes a bathroom. Each student will have her own desk that is spaced apart from other students. Students will spend the majority of their day in their designated classrooms; however, teachers will move between the classrooms. Students will have lunch in their classrooms and some specials. Students will also visit specialists’ classrooms over the course of the week. For outdoor recess, all of the grade one students will be allowed to play together because the entire group does not exceed 25 people. After-school care will occur in these same classroom spaces which enables us to keep the students on their teams, separate from other students.

    Remote learners will have live access via Zoom to the team meeting, literacy lesson, and math lesson each day. There will also be live access to a minimum of two specials per week. Using a combination of SeeSaw and Google Classroom, teachers will post a plan of at-home assignments for remote students to complete for the week. Additionally, there will be a brief, daily check-in with each student who is learning from home. 
  • Grade Two


    Students in grade two will be grouped into two teams of 9–10 students, each with one teacher. We will continue our practice of small group reading instruction by bringing in one additional teacher during reading class. Each team will have its own classroom space where they will spend the majority of their day. The two separate teams will not interact indoors, but the teachers will move between the two classroom spaces. Each student will have her own desk that is spaced apart from other students. Students will have lunch in their classrooms and some specials. Students will also visit specialists’ classrooms over the course of the week. Grade two students will share one bathroom which is down the hall from their classroom. Only one student at a time will be allowed to visit the bathroom. For outdoor recess, all of the grade two students will be allowed to play together because the entire group does not exceed 25 people. After-school care will occur in these same classroom spaces which enables us to keep the students on their teams, separate from other students.  

    Remote learners will have live access via Zoom to the team meeting, literacy lesson, and math lesson each day. There will also be live access to a minimum of two specials per week. Using a combination of SeeSaw and Google Classroom, the teachers will post a plan of at-home assignments for remote students to complete for the week. Additionally, there will be a brief, daily check-in with each student who is learning from home. 
  • Grade Three

    Students in grade three will be grouped into two teams of 9–10 students, each with one teacher.  Each team has its own classroom space where they will spend the majority of their day. The two separate teams will not interact indoors during the course of the school day, but teachers will move between the two classroom spaces. Each student will have her own desk that is spaced apart from other students. Students will have lunch in their classrooms and some specials.  Students will also visit specialists’ classrooms over the course of the week. Grade three students will share a bathroom with the grade four students. The bathroom is down the hall from their classroom and only one student will be allowed to visit the bathroom at a time. For outdoor recess, all of the grade three students will be allowed to play together because the entire group does not exceed 25 people. During after-school hours, grade three students will be grouped together. 

    Remote learners will have live access via Zoom to the team meeting, literacy lesson, and math lesson each day. There will also be live access to a minimum of two specials per week. Using a combination of SeeSaw and Google Classroom, teachers will post a plan of at-home assignments for remote students to complete for the week. Additionally, there will be a brief, daily check-in with each student who is learning from home. 
  • Grade Four

    Students in grade four will be grouped into two teams that will not interact with each other during the course of the school day. Each team will have 12–13 students and one teacher. There are two separate classroom spaces for grade four students, Ms. Nolan’s classroom and Mr. Fagersten’s classroom. All grade four students will spend time in both classrooms during the course of the week, but only one team at a time will occupy a space each day. When working in Ms. Nolan’s classroom, students will sit in individual desks. In Mr. Fagersten’s class, students will sit two to a table. Some specials will occur in the classroom, but students will also leave their classrooms to visit the specialists’ classrooms. Grade four students will share a bathroom with the grade three students. The bathroom is across the hall from their classroom and only one student will be allowed to visit the bathroom at a time. During outdoor recess, the two teams will remain separate, playing in different areas. During after-school hours, grade four students will be grouped together.

    Remote learners will have live access via Zoom to the team meeting, and the literacy block or the math block, depending on which class the student’s team is attending that day. The fourth grade schedule is different from the rest of the Lower School, as students in kindergarten through grade 3 have both literacy and math lessons on a daily basis. Grade 4 students do not have both subjects each day as they have much longer learning blocks. There will also be live access to a minimum of two specials per week. The teachers will use a combination of Google Classroom and Seesaw to post a plan of at-home assignments for remote students to complete for the week. Additionally, there will be a brief, daily check-in with each student who is learning from home.
A Note About Specialist Classrooms: 

We have arranged the schedule to minimize multiple grade levels entering specialists’ classrooms on the same day. In those instances when more than one grade level will visit a specialist classroom on the same day, there will be several hours in between the visits and the room will be cleaned during that time. We will conduct physical education classes outdoors whenever weather permits.