The implementation of a hybrid model with a full five-day-a-week schedule and the ability of students to engage in classes in real time from home creates an equitable experience for excellence in teaching and learning. Additionally, the hybrid model allows the School to adherence to the CDC social distancing standard of 6 feet. During a full marking period, each group will spend an equal amount of time being on-campus as well as remote.
To ensure an equitable experience of teaching and learning and to provide structure for students at home, the School has installed Zoom Room technology in all 104 classrooms. Zoom Room technology creates the possibility for students to engage in class, in real time, using the Zoom platform. Zoom Rooms will be integrated with Canvas and the Google Suite. Students at home have full access to all learning resources that are shared with students in the physical classroom.
The installation of Zoom Room technology allows us to offer a five-day-a-week class schedule and does not require teachers to complete both in class and asynchronous learning experiences for students.
The School has created possibilities for students to enjoy being with one another and engaging in the wide range of programs and activities that are a hallmark of the Prep experience.
Many clubs and activities are using Zoom Rooms meetings and activities. With the approval of the Assistant Principal of Student Life (High School) or the Middle School Dean of Students / Student Life Coordinator, clubs may sponsor outdoor meetings and activities.
Lunch and snack times are the only times students will congregate without masks.
Students will only be permitted to eat lunch in assigned dining locations.
Students are split into two groups: Cohort A and Cohort B. They switch between on-campus learning and at-home learning every two days. Each group will have a full five-day week of instruction, and by the end of the quarter, have been on campus and at home for an equal amount of time.
Students can elect to be fully remote.
The School has developed plans should it become necessary to transition to a fully remote model, or if it becomes safe enough to move into a modified in-person or fully traditional model.
St. John's is offering interscholastic and intramural athletics in accordance with guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
All arts, music, and chorus classes are taking place in accordance with the guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts relating to fine art classes.
Please refer to the Guide to Reopening St. John's for detailed guidelines relating to musical instruments.
The Campus Ministry Team has worked on creative ways to provide their high quality and transformative experiences through a variety of different in person and digital platforms.
All-school liturgies and prayer services take place during evenings, and are open to all members of the Prep community to watch and participate in.