While FWCD Online officially takes place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., there is no typical day or week in the Lower School. Students have more hands-on access to their teachers during those hours, but assignments and activities may be completed throughout the course of a day or the week. Assignments are emailed on Sunday evenings so parents can review and understand the expectations for the week.
Activities and assignments are completed in all classes – reading, writing, math, social studies, science – and specials – foreign language, art, athletics – using Zoom, SeeSaw, Google Classroom*, FlipGrip. Assignments include worksheets, projects that require students to create their own videos or photographs for submission, or assignments that ask for comments and check-ins.
Lower School’s version of FWCD Online allows students to interact face-to-face with their homeroom teachers and connect with classmates Monday through Thursday via a Zoom meeting. Friday Zoom assemblies for all grades give students the opportunity to connect with the Head and Assistant Head of Lower School and classmates beyond their homerooms.
Lower School teachers are connecting with families regularly via text, email and phone calls to ensure that students are understanding the materials, on pace and not feeling overwhelmed by this online transition.
*Fourth-grade uses Google Classroom.