Parallel Distance Learning

During these unprecedented times, each family has particular needs and varying circumstances. To meet the moment, SFWS is offering a Parallel Distance Learning Program for children in Grades 1 - 8, which are already back to in-person classes on campus. Families in our community have valid reasons for not returning to in-person school, and comfort levels may be different for each unique family circumstance.

SFWS will provide a Parallel Distance Learning Program for students unable to join in-person school due to COVID-19-related reasons. This program will include synchronous, live-streamed lessons via Zoom for most classes and asynchronous material for subjects that cannot be presented live for online students. Teachers will engage students in class activities who are joining remotely and will follow up independently as needed. Teachers will also use the online Class Bulletin Board to reinforce the at-home schedule. Students participating in Parallel Distance Learning have a unique Zoom link provided through the MySFWS portal for all their classes.

Please contact the Grade School Chair, High School Chair, class teacher, or advisor to discuss specific parallel distance learning plans for your child.

Below, second grader Elijah in the parallel distance learning program helps his classmate Nic in
an in-person lesson with their project. 

What will be live-streamed

  • Main Lesson 
  • Handwork
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin

What will be offline

  • Snack, Lunch
  • Games, Sports
  • Eurythmy
  • Outdoor Connection

Stay Connected

    Read our Pandemic Prevention and Response Plan to learn how we are working to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe on campus and refer to the schools FAQs. We acknowledge the changing and sometimes conflicting nature of pandemic information. Our decisions will continue to be guided by scientific consensus and experience in our community.

    Interested in a Fall 2020 start at SFWS for your child?

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