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Distance Learning: Indicators for Success

Policy Scope:

Full community

Policy Owners:

Leslie Richardson, Director of Preschool – 2nd Grade

Jon Fulk, Interim Director of 3rd–5th Grades and Specialists

Last Updated:

Monday, September 14, at 9:00 a.m.

Attributes Intentions


Common elements and common anchors to ensure routine, predictability, support, and school-wide cohesion
Connections Balance of synchronous and asynchronous instruction to build learning relationships, create high-touch interactions among teachers and peers, and optimize opportunities for independent work
Teacher‑guided Balance of live and recorded instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners and assess their progress in the curriculum
Independence Amplifying small group and project work to deepen student motivation and engage students in building essential executive function skills
Individualized Multiple avenues for teacher feedback, assessment, and one-on-one teacher-student interactions so that students understand their progress towards meeting clear academic expectations
Rigorous Delivering excellence in academics and emotional intelligence by a highly qualified and skilled faculty to maintain PBS’s educational standards
Rally points Designing occasional, intentional “exciters” or rally points to break the monotony on Zoom and energize student enthusiasm