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What To Expect

Continuing the Lausanne Way During Distance Learning

While we monitor COVID-19 developments and continue to take the steps needed to ensure the health of our students, we believe it is imperative that we maintain personal relationships with students, and provide a valuable learning experience for them during this time. 

Part of what makes Lausanne special is the community, and to help everyone stay connected while we are away from campus, we will be providing updates on the website. You can also visit the Lausanne Parent Connections Facebook page to ask questions, see COVID-19 and campus updates, chat with the Lausanne community and find information broken down by grade level. 

What to Expect During the following weeks
To help prepare as we begin distance learning for our students this week, Lausanne faculty and staff members met to formulate an outline and framework for moving forward. All school events will be canceled for the foreseeable future, and we will be moving fully online through March 30. Campus will be open Tuesday, March 17 for parents and students to gather the materials they need for online learning. 

Lower School Updates

  • All Lower School student work will be posted in Seesaw.
  • Students and parents should expect to receive a Friday newsletter overviewing the upcoming week.
  • Teachers will be available online and ready to help from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Students should expect to see at least one activity per subject each day that includes a mix of videos lessons, online activities, etc.

Lower School Expectations

  • Students and parents: Please be sure to reach out to teachers with any questions you have. 
  • You can contact the Lower School any time between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Make sure to stay on top of all school communication via Veracross, Seesaw and emails. Please be sure to also check spam or junk folders. 

Middle School Updates

  • All Middle School assignments, due dates, class resources and websites will be posted in Veracross. Weekly assignments will be updated every Friday.
  • School is in session each day from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. You are expected to be present for all class discussions and/or presentations that will be scheduled, for you and communicated to you, on Veracross. You should also work outside of these hours, but you must be logged into Teams between 9 and 12.
  • Students will be able to contact teachers and advisors from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Microsoft Teams. All teachers will also be logged in to Teams from 9 to 12 so you can contact them via chat or video with questions about assignments.
  • Students began meeting with their advisors today via Microsoft Teams. Students should expect to have a meeting with their advisor twice a week via video chat. Your advisor will reach out to you twice a week to see how things are going for you and if there is anything you may need.

Middle School Expectations

  • Teachers will be creating a sign-up sheet for Office Hours where you can have individual or small group discussions about class material. Please utilize this time to help stay on top of your classwork. 
  • You are responsible for following all expectations of the classroom and completing/turning in all assignments. 

Upper School Updates

  • All Upper School student work will be posted in Veracross starting this Wednesday, March 18.
  • Students and parents should expect an email by 9 a.m. each Monday from teachers letting students know the work has been set on Veracross for the week.
  • Video classes will be utilized when appropriate beginning Week 2 and beyond -- updates on this will be provided pending a need for the video class.
  • Other online tools/resources may be used but will be linked through Veracross.
  • The Lausanne community can contact the Upper School any time from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Students should expect to hear from their advisors daily to ensure their distance learning experience is on track and to walk through each subject. Daily calls through Microsoft Teams between advisors and advisees will be held between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • If you are a Diploma Programme (DP) student, Dr. Rodriguez will contact you with anything you may need to know.
  • College and Guidance Counselors are also available each day between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Upper School Expectations

  • Please be sure to reach out to your teachers with any questions you have via e-mail or through Microsoft Teams
  • Students will be able to contact teachers and advisors from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Microsoft Teams and e-mail.
  • Make sure to stay on top of all the online classroom updates and complete all work as assigned.