Middle and Upper School students to be on campus on alternate weeks.
Middle School students during Aleph (A) weeks
Upper School students during Bet (B) weeks
Maximal use of our outdoor tents and spaces, weather permitting.
Designated indoor spaces that have been reconfigured in consultation with architects, allowing for 6 foot distancing.
Hybrid Schedule — November 6 through January 8
Social & Emotional Wellness
Our schedule accounts for Barrack’s academic rigor as well as community time — advisory, grade meeting, kehillah, clubs and publications. Providing community programming in appropriately authentic ways, our shacharit program will continue online. We will transition Jewish Life programming to take place in small groups and maximize moments for spiritual reflection.
We remain ever cognizant of the social-emotional needs of students and families, as well as the academic expectations of a stellar college preparatory program. We will remain flexible, always re-evaluating our approaches to teaching, the timing of our classes, and the needs of our teachers, students, and families.
Educational Innovation & Support
This summer, Barrack educators have engaged in focused professional development on best practices, utilizing a core group of online learning apps/platforms across the MS and US. Teachers have rethought and redesigned assessment types and methods used to best gauge learning in an online, “blended” environment, allowing for flexibility and accounting for the mental and emotional health of students. Teachers will incorporate the latest online teaching tools into their already excellent methodology. They partake in continuous professional development both within and between departments. Faculty are also working in close collaboration with our technology team to remain updated on the latest and best educational tools and practices.
Teachers will be available for individual conferencing with students, through both videoconferencing and email. The writing and math centers will continue to provide regularly scheduled drop-in sessions.