FISW Grade 6-8 Students
Roles and Responsibilities
After receiving initial notice from the Head of School about school closure and timelines, families will receive an email from the MS Coordinator with division-specific information.
The primary tools for communication between teachers and families will be Gmail and Powerschool.
Teachers will either link materials linked in Powerschool class pages or share materials directly to each student’s Google Classroom.
Distance learning for our early adolescent learners will focus on having a balanced, holistic learning experience. Students will have both off- and on-screen learning activities designed to engage the middle school learner.
Learning experiences are designed to be completed independently or in collaboration with other students. Tutoring is not recommended, nor should a parent/guardian be too involved.
Resources vary by class and lesson, but will include links to videos, graphic organizers or cloze passages to complete, scanned material to read and engage with, independent research material.
Students are encouraged to be proactive in reaching out to teachers when they have questions or assignments are unclear.
Counselors and advisors are always available to support students with academic, social, or emotional needs.
Middle School: Approximate Time Frames for Learning & Resources