2020-2021 School Year to Begin September 8
The Intergenerational Schools’ Boards of Directors met on July 21st to approve a later start date to the 2020 – 2021 School Year. Moving the school year back will provide teachers and administrators additional time to prepare for students to return in this new landscape.
New students will attend orientation between September 2 and 4. Returning students will start on September 8.
Boundless Learning: School is Where Students Learn, Not Just a Building
To keep each other safe without losing the connected community that helps define the Intergens, we’ll be using online learning platforms.
Our licensed teachers will use technology to teach students in small groups, record video lessons, and provide assignments that can be completed independently. By leveraging technology, students will be able to access the same quality of education whether they are learning in person or remotely.
Responding to our Families’ Needs
Earlier this month, we asked families to choose between sending their child to school in person or accessing education remotely.
The survey made clear that the needs of our families are complex and varied. Some families need a safe place for their child to be during the day, and other families have health conditions that require them to keep socially distant as much as possible.
To serve the needs of our families, we are offering three options to receive education.
- All learning in-person in the school building
- A blend of half remote and half in-person learning
- All remote learning
Wednesdays will be reserved for deep cleaning, during which all students will learn from home. We’ll have more details on how each of these options will work and how our families can identify which track they should select soon.
We know our families still have many questions about what the upcoming school year will look like. Please stay tuned.
The Intergenerational Schools Board of Directors will vote to approve the baseline 2020 – 2021 Boundless Learning Reopening Plan on Wednesday, July 29, and we’ll continue to post updates, frequent questions and other resources here on our blog to help our families prepare for the upcoming school year.
Whether it’s behind a mask, on a screen, or both, we can’t wait to see you again soon.