Dear Duke School Community,
This week we wish to give you a bit more of a window into what our typical days look like for students, whether they are On-Campus or Bridged Distance learners. While the typical day looks different from Duke School days in past years, all classes are designed to ensure student success in meeting benchmarks according to national standards. From the trees project in preschool to the electoral process project in eighth grade, our students continue to conduct creative inquiry about the world around them and to create products that represent their learning. Though the times and lesson delivery vehicles may have changed, Duke School teachers maintain focus on the growth and developmental needs of students. They know the learner, follow the learner, and listen to the learner to create rigorous and enriching activities and projects even with the restraints of COVID.
As you peruse these Lower School and Middle School sample schedules, please keep in mind that the times below are estimates and vary by grade level and pod.
We look forward to connecting with families to share the results of parent and teacher surveys on December 16 (details to come via Spark eNews). As we review the information shared by many families and the faculty, we are looking at ways to support the teachers, sustain safety, and continue to ensure a strong year for all of our students.
If you have any questions about how we are supporting students’ academic and social growth during this unique year, do not hesitate to reach out.
Kathy Bartelmay, Curriculum Director
Emily Chávez, Director of Equity and Justice
Jenny Murray, Middle School Director
Lisa Nagel, Head of School
Nicole Thompson, Lower School Director