If we find that we cannot attend classes on campus, we will continue to focus on the development of our Middle School students. As students participate in virtual classes, content knowledge will continue to be presented across the disciplines while focusing on the skills needed to succeed in Upper School. Teachers will continue the interdisciplinary approach, tying lessons across subject areas to help students develop effective collaboration, communication and research skills.
Online, students will continue to receive customized learning through daily one-on-one and small group time with their classroom teachers. Learning specialists will be available to work with those with learning plans, and our Counselor will be available for the social and emotional needs of all of our students.
Middle School is on a Two-Day Block Schedule Rotation of eight periods (four per day). Every student will experience seven, 90-minute academic courses during the two-day cycle. Math, English, Science, Social Studies, their Foreign Language, P.E. and Health, and an Elective. Each grade level also has 1 Block reserved for Social and Emotional Learning Groups, Service-Learning Activities, Grade Level Meetings, or a study period. If there is no organized activity for this time block, students can make one-on-one appointments to meet with teachers during this time.
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.