Communication and Technology Procedures
The School will be communicating with parents as well as faculty and staff regarding COVID-19 in the following ways:
- The administrative office will communicate with you directly should there be any updates on the COVID-19 situation that might have a direct impact on school operations. All updates and plans will be communicated via email and will then be posted on the COVID-19 page of our website.
- You can access the most up-to-date calendars for the year on the calendar page of our website. Any calendar changes will be communicated to enrolled families and will be posted on the website.
- Access to the MSD office will be limited. If you have a question or need to meet with an administrative staff member, please call or email to schedule an appointment.
- During Hybrid Learning or Remote Learning(defined on page 27), Teachers will establish a communication and lesson delivery schedule and virtual office hours to support students and families. During Hybrid Learning, Teachers will be connecting with families on a class level, and may share suggestions, feedback, and expectations on an individualized or small group level where necessary.
- Email remains the best way to contact a teacher. If you wish to speak to a teacher, please use email to set up a time for a phone call. Be aware that teachers may be calling from their personal cell phones. Please respect the privacy of teachers’ numbers by not sharing them with others. In most cases, you can expect a response to emails within 24 hours, excluding weekends and planned school breaks.
- We will continue to post articles and celebrations of our students and community on MSD social media.
Technology Usage: This will vary greatly depending on the age of the students and whether we are in a period of remote learning or in hybrid learning. The teachers may connect with the students, if necessary, through live conferencing programs such as Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, or Facetime. By accepting the call or invitation, parents authorize their child to participate in these face-to-face communications, and agree that there will be an adult present with the child, at least in the background, during any live session. This exception to our Code of Conduct is only for periods of time that we are in a remote learning or hybrid learning situation. If video of on-campus Elementary lessons or group time are shared with at-home hybrid learners, staff will abide by student photo use permissions provided by families.