Rock Point School teachers and staff have been working hard to shift learning online while we all stay home and stay healthy during this crisis. Teachers are meeting with each of their classes for 30 minutes a day via Google Hangout and will continue to receive work and give feedback in Google Drive. While things like Chemistry lab will have to be changed pretty dramatically, we are confident that our students and staff will rise to the challenge and continue learning as best we can during this time. As C.J. likes to say, "We will not let the perfect get in the way of the good!"
While we know academics are important, we also want to make sure our students and staff stay connected socially as well! Advisors will continue to "meet" with their advisees once a week, chatting about how the week is going. Additionally, our Residential Educators will be meeting with students in Google Hangouts three times a week, playing games, doing group activities, and generally keeping up morale and catching up. While we need to be physically distant, we need to be connected to each other more than ever.
C.J. continues to send daily updates to staff, students, and families, sharing what's happening at the school as well as some lovely poems, relevant articles, and more. Here's a recent piece from the New York Times that might help us all as we go into the second week of social distancing, "Take Steps to Counter the Loneliness of Social Distancing."