Laurel Primary School@Home will never replace the in-person community of the Primary School but, through our work together, our new distance learning framework will become the digital version of what we have all come to expect from Laurel School.
In the coming days and weeks, the landscape will continue to shift and we will continue to iterate and adapt. Thank you for your partnership, your good will, your flexibility and your feedback.
Primary School students will likely need the help of an adult to access pages or to at least get started. Primary School parents will receive information and links to the Classroom Google Doc directly from your child’s teachers. Primary students should bookmark the Classroom Google Do it is their home base for School@Home.
If your daughter is ill or cannot participate in classes, please email Marianne Hoegler (mHoegler@LaurelSchool.org) by 9:00 a.m. Whenever possible girls should attend the synchronous (live) sessions, but we recognize that they could have other demands on their time like assisting a sibling or allowing a parent computer access. Morning meetings and lessons will be recorded, so students can view them again or catch up if they missed something.
Ideally, girls will set up School@Home in a quiet and consistent workspace free of distractions, including personal devices. We are sensitive to the fact that not everyone will have private space and that students may be in situations that make it difficult to learn at certain times, due to having trouble with the format/pace of remote learning or needing to take care of younger siblings. As always, we are grateful for your partnership and communication as we all navigate this new landscape together. Let us know, or encourage your daughter to let her teachers know, if she needs support or advice in adjusting to the format. We will work with students to make sure that they feel confident in their learning.
We hope girls and parents alike will help us enforce our cell phone policy requiring personal devices to be powered off during the school day. Always remember that you are a Laurel girl twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, in school, out of school and on the Internet.
If your student is missing critical materials, please have her reach out to her homeroom teacher or parents can contact teachers. Parents can find contact information for your student’s teachers in the MyLaurel online directory.
Laurel School is a strong community—of learners, teachers, parents and alumnae. I know our legacy of rising to challenges, and I see our current situation as an opportunity to discover a great deal about the adventure of learning.
Our foundation as a school that embraces and leads with innovation positions us to take on the new world of Laurel School.