Upper School Distance Learning
Moses Brown’s upper school promises to continue to support a learning community that honors our mission in our changing world. Even in this time of distance learning, relationships and care come first; these are not only central values of a Moses Brown education, but also necessary in order for students to learn.
We are striving to balance structure and flexibility, consistency and creativity, in ways that let your teenagers continue to grow and learn. We seek to balance these pieces and ask for feedback from students and parents so that we can adjust as needed. We ask that you partner with us as part of this process.
After April 13, Moses Brown’s upper school is moving to a divisional schedule that is different from the daily schedules to which your students are accustomed. We have prioritized creating schedules that are sustainable for students, families and teachers for the duration of our school closure, while helping students to remain engaged in learning and in our MB community. These schedules are shared in the division-specific sections in the Distance Learning handbook sent to parents. All schedules are on a Monday–Friday 5-day format to allow easier integration with other family schedules, and for families with children in multiple divisions.
Upper school students should be able to manage the expectations of their work with minimal parent engagement and support.
The upper school schedule for distance learning is designed to create more predictability for students along with flexibility of instruction.
Specifically, the upper school will move from a seven-day schedule into a five-day schedule with a predictable schedule connected with each day of the week. Each day will begin at 9:00 with advisory check-in, and the school day will end no later than 3:00pm. The advisory check-in may be via text or email, or in the form of a synchronous Google Hangout Meet. Advisors will connect with advisees to let them know how to check in. Advisors will be taking attendance in MyMB for the remainder of our distance learning period.
Each class will have three designated meeting times in a week, 45 minutes each, and students should have 2 to 4 synchronous class experiences in a day.
Please refer to the schedule printed in the Distance Learning Handbook for the complete schedule.