Distance Learning for The Kineo School
Our school temporarily closed its doors on March 5, 2020 and transitioned to distance learning on March 9 due to COVID 19. While teaching remotely is not our preferred method to connect with students, we have quickly adapted and have become successful at continuing teaching new material, offering social interactions with peers and staff, and supporting students in innovative ways.
Our transition from in-person learning to remote teaching has not been easy! With a lot of communication and feedback from families and through a bit of trial and error, we have been able to create a consistent learning schedule and routine using a variety of platforms. Our students attend daily whole group class lessons as well as small group lessons for math, literacy, and writing. Our teachers meet with students one-on-one each week to check in and work on skills. We offer semi-structured activities each afternoon to allow students to interact and be together. We continue to focus on social-emotional skills during all interactions.
As of now, we are unsure of what will happen when fall comes and are preparing for multiple scenarios. As a small school, we may be able to re-open our doors and welcome students back into our classrooms with appropriate safety protocols in place and the approval of our families. We are also planning distance learning models and a hybrid of in-person and online learning.
Whatever happens, we are ready to continue helping students develop a lifelong love of learning!