When TLS opens on August 20, we will operate a "TLS Hybrid" plan (see below for details) in compliance with CDC guidance for schools.
Our goals are:
- to deliver the high-quality academic experience that characterizes The Lexington School education;
- to create a positive community experience for the social and emotional well-being of our students;
- to ensure the highest level of health and safety for all the members of our community.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TLS HYBRID LEARNING, AND REMOTE LEARNING?
TLS Hybrid - A daily school format in which students who choose to attend school in person are on campus every day, all week long, while other students (who choose to stay at home) are still able to engage in TLS learning.
TLS Remote Learning
- A period of time (like spring 2020) during which all TLS faculty and students engage in learning remotely from home. ON AUGUST 20, TLS WILL OPEN AS HYBRID PROGRAM IN WHICH FAMILIES MAY CHOOSE ONE OF THE TWO OPTIONS: TLS Hybrid (at School)
All healthy children who choose to come to campus will experience in-person learning in socially distanced classrooms. On-campus, in-person learning will occur daily from 8:00 A.M. until 3:05 P.M. (preschool) and 8:00 A.M. until 3:20 P.M. (grades 1-8). CLICK HERE for details by division.
TLS Hybrid (at Home)
Students who are in quarantine or whose families prefer to keep their students home due to virus-related concerns may engage in learning from home.
Policies for students who are not able to attend on-campus classes
Families choosing to keep students at home with virus-related concerns must commit by quarter to that format and should reach out to Division Heads for approval.
The first quarter runs from August 20 until October 7. This requirement does not apply to students who are observing a mandatory quarantine period due to a positive COVID test or exposure to someone who has tested positive.
TLS Hybrid at Home will replicate the live experience as much as possible, but some activities (group work, hands-on projects) will inevitably have to be altered. Students may receive alternative assignments and the school will use a stance of flexibility with grades and assessments.
All teachers in the student’s schedule will provide learning content (Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History, Math, Science, Language (French/Spanish), Art, Music, Physical Education, MS Drama, Library, Technology):
TLS Hybrid at home will offer a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning that is appropriate for the developmental age of the child.
Each student’s cohort teacher or crew-leader will coordinate TLS Hybrid for the student.
Parents should notify the TLS Health Center as soon as possible with any COVID related absences or issues.
WHAT WILL SOCIAL DISTANCING LOOK LIKE IN CLASSROOMS?
Fortunately, TLS has always offered small class sizes. That, combined with our large campus, makes social distancing possible within each classroom. Individual class sizes will be determined based on the classroom space available to allow for appropriate distance while in each classroom.
HOW WILL SOCIAL DISTANCING BE MANAGED IN THE INDOOR COMMON AREAS?
Inside buildings, students and teachers will observe social distancing (six feet apart) with mask usage.
OUTDOOR COMMON AREAS
In outdoor common areas, students and teachers maintain social distancing. When unable to maintain social distancing, students and teachers will wear a mask. With social distancing outdoors, masks may be removed. DINING SERVICES
Students will not eat in the dining hall. Lunch will be customized for each student based on parents completing an order form prior to each week. Individually prepared lunches will be delivered safely by the Dining Hall staff to each cohort (crew) group. AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Essential Care Day Program
will be offered as an after-school program for families who need care until 5:30 P.M. The program is offered to all full-time TLS students in grades KK/M1 through Eighth. The program will be a time for older students to do homework and study and will provide care and consistency for the younger group. Snacks will be provided just as they have been in the past. We are requiring that families register their students by July 31
to help us plan the space and staff needed for the program.
The cost of the program will be $1600
for the time period of August 20 until December 17
. Parents must sign a waiver for their child/children.
The program will follow all of the current CDC guidelines and protocols that are in place for the regular school day including masking when moving, social distancing, safety, and frequent sanitation.
for more information about the Essential Care Day Program.
NOTE: All other after school programs like After School Fine Arts and Enrichment are canceled until further notice. The school is formulating a plan regarding athletics and will be in communication with families soon.