Even if unable to attend classes on campus, it is essential that children build a strong foundation of basic skills, a deep sense of self and an ability to contribute to a group while capitalizing on their innate curiosity about the world around them. Students attending virtual classes will still encounter a challenging curriculum, where they'll be encouraged to take risks and make mistakes in a supportive environment under the care of committed teachers. Our ultimate goal is to instill and maintain a sense of wonder, and excitement for learning, in all of our children, so they leave the Lower School full of eager anticipation for what's to come.
Taking their typical on-campus experience online, students will continue to receive customized learning through daily one-on-one and small group time with their classroom teachers. Learning specialists will continue to work with students in grades SK-4 within the school day.
Lower School closely mimics the on-campus experience, with students logging into their classroom at the beginning of each morning and co-curricular teachers joining them throughout the day. Their day will follow a schedule similar to the one below.
Sample PK/JK Schedule
Sample SK-4th Grade Schedule
While we are prepared to move every class to distance learning, we will only do so if ordered to by governmental mandate. Knowing that a Lausanne education is best experienced through in-person relationships, we're preparing for all students to return to on-campus classes the week of August 17, 2020. Across divisions, safety measures are being developed that address the Covid-19 pandemic unless the campus is ordered closed by local, state or the federal government.
As we move ahead with planning, we know you'll have questions about specific areas. If you have a concern, let us know by sharing it with us here. It will be shared with the task force, and we'll try to address it as soon as possible.