While FWCD Online officially takes place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., there is no typical day or week in the Upper School. Faculty have been charged to help students progress in each course and set them up for continued success in the FWCD curriculum. Teachers are delivering curriculum, offering support and assessing students for participation and the quality of their work.
The ultimate goal is to help students learn content and master essential skills. Faculty are conveying key concepts in creative and meaningful ways. Zoom meetings, Google Classroom, the MyFWCD Portal, Quia (foreign languages) and the Pearson Math Program have been key in delivering curriculum to students, as well as live chats, blogs and video feeds. These platforms help to combat the isolation that all are feeling.
The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. school day alternates between A and B days, with A-D classes meeting on the “A” days and and E-G classes meeting on the “B” days. This simplifies student/teacher schedules, creating fixed class times in the day and a regular pattern across the week. An "H" period at the end of the second day provides a free period when other student business may be scheduled. See a week’s schedule in the chart below.
The schedule builds in 10-minute transition periods between classes and still stays within the 9 a.m.-3 p.m. school day.