Well, here we are at the start of another school year, and we are still struggling with issues regarding COVID. By necessity, our approach to the situation will be fluid. We will adjust as circumstances warrant.Continue Reading
This year has been challenging, and that’s putting it mildly!
However, by staying true to the COVID plan we put in place at the start of the year, we have successfully navigated through three quarters of the 2020-21 school year. Our system of temperature checks, wearing masks, being mindful of social distancing, and thorough cleaning has enabled our students and staff to conduct “business as usual” with very few interruptions.Continue Reading
One of our K-12 group program staff has tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we will be moving students in that program online for the rest of the semester. The virtual approach will begin on Monday, December 7, 2020.
This change impacts only the K-12 group program. It does not impact any other programs. The Independent Study Program and LEAP will continue to meet in person as usual.Continue Reading
On Friday, September 11, we concluded the first month of the 2020-21 school year! Under normal circumstances that fact is not worthy of commemoration or even notice. However, in today’s bizarre world, I think that everyone in the Eaton Community deserves a hearty “Well Done!” This article reiterates some of the key elements that have helped — and will continue to help — our community stay safe during the COVIDl-19 pandemic.Continue Reading
In many cases families today feel that they have very little choice when it comes to the question of, “Do I send my child back to school this fall?” At Eaton Academy, there has never been a time with more educational options from which parents may choose. The stress and confusion of this moment simply cause families to narrow their vision when they should be expanding it.Continue Reading
Eaton Academy’s small class sizes and abundant rooms provide a great environment in which health safety protocols can be effective. The administration has worked carefully to design and implement appropriate health policies in order to keep students and staff as safe as possible in person. For those online students, teachers are hard at work to create engaging, substantive virtual lessons. All situations cannot be answered by one school, but Eaton Academy endeavors to offer a wide range of academic support.Continue Reading
In trying to decide how to open school next month, I spent hours and hours listening to government leaders, watching reports on television, reading newspaper articles, and researching on the internet. I have discovered that after all this effort, I’m right back where I started without a clear answer! It is impossible to know exactly what we should do given that events and data seem to be shifting and changing daily. Read on for key recommendations and our latest update.Continue Reading
On July 9 a news team from CBS46 visited Eaton Academy to do a story on our plans for fall. Rebekka Schramm and her crew spent almost two hours filming and interviewing staff members who spoke about our plans to provide in-person classes. The reason CBS46 came to Eaton is that we are one of the few schools ready to let news crews in and discuss protocols for COVID-19 and its impact on bringing students physically back to school. Check out this post for more and to view the CBS46 news segment.Continue Reading
At present, we at Eaton academy are planning to operate the classes and sessions of all of our programs in person for the 2020-21 school year. We have created a detailed first draft of the procedures and protocols we will have in place when school starts. A copy of that plan is included with this blog post. We also produced a brief video outlining points of the plan.Continue Reading
Eaton has implemented live video conferencing instruction for all programs as a way to keep learning going while we await our return to a physical school environment. We can also create these sessions for students from other schools to help them master the digital learning material provided by their schools, easing the stress at home.Continue Reading