ISE will maintain a contingency plan for continued learning when we will have the need to close the campus. During a campus closure, we will use a combination of internet tools and resources to connect students, to the best we can, to their classroom teachers and peers. It is our aim to continue the teaching and the learning. We do acknowledge that it cannot take the place of in-person teaching and learning but we will strive to make the virtual learning experiences engaging and as meaningful as possible. Below you will find a general overview of how ISE Virtual School will function. Specific information, such as schedules, will be provided to all students and families. If you have any questions specific to your child, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher through an email or by calling the school office for an appointment.
ISE will use several platforms to communicate with students and families: email, Line, The Blast, Toddle and Seesaw. All faculty and staff are available through email.
Delivery of Instruction
Zoom will be the main tool to give live, direct instruction, as well as to connect and build community. Older students will use Google Classroom to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. Some classes will use other interactive digital tools such as Flipgrid, a tool for formative assessment and for supporting interactive class video dialogue. For our younger students in Elementary, they will use Toddle (KG-5) and Seesaw (Pre-K) as their main virtual school tool. These platforms will be used to communicate with students and families, to post work for the day, for students to share their learning and for teachers and families to offer feedback.
Individual teachers will use additional digital tools as necessary for their particular class. Teachers will also give the details of how students submit their work. Possible methods include sending by email, submission on Google Classroom, sharing a Google Doc, posting in Toddle or Seesaw.
Every week, learning materials will be delivered by our school drivers to students’ homes as needed.
During school closure, we will continue to deliver student services such as EAL and College Counseling.
Student Guidelines/Expectations for Digital Learning