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Duke School Student Model Selection

Dear Families,

Teachers are back on campus, and we are excited about connecting with students and kicking off the 2020-21 school year.

Because of the complex planning for every student on and off campus, we are asking all parents to COMPLETE THIS FORM selecting the On-Campus or Bridged Distance Learning model for each Duke School student by Sunday, August 16. Should your family have a life event or other extenuating circumstance, you may contact us up until September 1. 

To summarize the highlights of the Bridged Distance Learning (BDL) webinars offered yesterday—this is a program for parents wishing a Distance Learning Program for their child(ren). Students will have the same curriculum standards, principles of instruction, assessment, and access to materials as their On-Campus peers. BDL students will have a balance of live, synchronous learning and independent work time and check in with their teachers multiple times during the school day. At this time, because we must establish contained cohorts of students on campus, we will not be able to accommodate BDL students here as it would expand our cohort numbers and crossover exposure; however, teachers are planning a range of activities that promote a sense of presence, exchange, and belonging among all students.

Thank you for partnership.

Duke School Academic Team

Kathy Bartelmay, Curriculum Director

Emily Chávez, Director of Equity and Justice

Jenny Murray, Middle School Director

Nicole Thompson, Lower School Director

Lisa Nagel, Head of School

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