On-Campus Schedules by Division

ETHICAL CUlture

Pre-K–3rd Grade

With appropriate physical distancing, Pre-K–3rd Grade will be on campus 100% of the time.

The two lower schools prioritize the return of the youngest children to campus five days a week. Students are organized into pods that will stay together each day. Creating pods allows the maximum number of students to be on campus five days a week while also maintaining safe physical distancing. Pods will consist of 8–12 students, depending on class and room size. We have repurposed specials classrooms and other rooms throughout the School in order to accommodate the extra number of necessary homerooms. Outdoor classes take place in Central Park as much as possible. Both classroom teachers and teachers of specials will be assigned to these pods.

4th–5th Grade

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With appropriate physical distancing, 4th–5th Grade will be on campus 50% of the time in alternating A/B weeks.

Students in 4th and 5th Grades are learning in a hyflex model. We are keeping full grades together, so 4th Grade is on campus while 5th Grade is off campus, and vice versa.

fieldston lower

Pre-K–3rd Grade

With appropriate physical distancing, Pre-K–3rd Grade will be on campus 100% of the time.

The two lower schools prioritize the return of the youngest children to campus five days a week. Students are organized into pods that will stay together each day. Creating pods allows the maximum number of students to be on campus five days a week while also maintaining safe physical distancing. Pods will consist of 8–12 students, depending on class and room size. We have repurposed specials classrooms and other rooms throughout the School in order to accommodate the extra number of necessary homerooms. Outdoor classes take place on the Fieldston campus as much as possible. Both classroom teachers and teachers of specials will be assigned to these pods.

4th–5th Grade

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With appropriate physical distancing, 4th–5th Grade will be on campus 50% of the time in alternating A/B weeks.

Students in 4th and 5th Grades are learning in a hyflex model. We are keeping full grades together, so 4th Grade is on campus while 5th Grade is off campus, and vice versa.

middle school

The Middle School will be utilizing a hyflex model for all academic classes taught on campus and as many non-academic classes as possible.

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With appropriate physical distancing, we anticipate that each Middle School student will be able to be on campus 50% of the time, meaning each student will be on campus two to three days per week.

We believe that being on campus is valuable to Middle School students, as in-person interactions with teachers and peers increase the potential for social emotional learning. Adhering to physical distancing requirements, most of our classroom spaces in the Middle School hold 11 students and one teacher. By reducing the number of students who can be on campus, we utilize our classrooms with minimal overflow. In the rare cases where there are too many students present to fit in a given space, there is an “overflow space” provided where students can participate in their classes virtually as they would from home. Class sections that contain more students than can fit in a classroom on a typical day will establish a rotation system so that no student is in an “overflow” space more than any other.

upper school

The Upper School will be utilizing a hyflex model for all academic classes and as many non-academic classes as possible. The Upper School schedule will maintain the commitment to breadth and depth in our academic program, which allows for both rich elective offerings and for leveled courses in 9th–12th Grades.

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With appropriate physical distancing, students are on campus 50% of the time (in alternating A/B weeks) with constraints based on de-densification and the ability to offer electives and leveled classes.

In order to adhere to the physical distancing requirement, our individual class sizes in the Upper School are reduced by half — with no more than 12 students in a classroom, although many classes will have fewer than 12 students. The other students in a given class section access class remotely. Students are on campus for one full week (an A week) and then attend classes remotely for one full week (a B week).