Continuous Learning

This site exists to provide information and resources so that students can continue to engage in a continuous learning environment in the event of a campus closure. Although campus may be temporarily closed, “school” continues as we engage students with experiences that continue the planned learning program and help them to stay connected with teachers and classmates. Learning experiences will emphasize interaction and creativity, and involve a balance of on-screen and off-screen tasks that help connect to previous learning and current curriculum. Many of the linked resources are live documents and will be edited in real time. Please check back often.

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  • Student Roles and Responsibilities

    • As a Brookwood student, I will neither lie, cheat nor steal. As a means of maintaining an awareness of the  importance of honor, students are expected to write the following pledge on all work submitted: “I pledge that I have neither given or received help on this work.”
    • Establish a daily routine for engaging in learning experiences. MS/US Students will follow a 1-Day Rotation schedule. LS students will receive schedules from their teachers. Examples of schedules are linked in the right sidebar below.
    • Find a quiet, comfortable place in your home where you may work effectively.
    • Regularly monitor your email, MyBrookwood, and other platforms as shared by your teachers to check for messages and assignments.
    • Complete assignments with honor; do your best work.
    • Be prepared to meet deadlines and due dates.
    • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you experience trouble with an assignment.
    • Comply with Brookwood School's Acceptable Use Policy and Honor Code as outlined in the 2019-2020 Parent/Student Handbook.
  • Parent Roles and Responsibilities

    • Establish routines and expectations.
    • Define the physical space for your child’s study.
    • Monitor communications from your child’s teacher.
    • Begin and end each day with a check-in.
    • Take an active role in helping your child process his/her learning.
    • Establish times for quiet and reflection.
    • Encourage physical activity and/or exercise.
    • Remain mindful of your child’s stress or worry.
    • Monitor how much time your child is spending in front of a screen.
    • Keep your child social, but set rules around social media interactions.
Materials and Technology Needs for Continuous Learning:

Grades JK - K: access to an iPad or computer, internet access, parent support, basic art supplies (crayons, paper, markers, scissors, etc.)

Grades 1-5books, binders/notebooks, laptop or iPad, internet access, parent support

Grades 6-12:  books, binders/notebooks, laptop, internet access, parent support
NOTE:  A smartphone will not be a sufficient learning device.

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  • Lower School Continuous Learning Plans

    Junior Kindergarten
    • Packets for the letter friend of the week
    • List of activities/play to engage in at home (Legos, Playdoh, blocks, etc.)
    • Scheduled storytime for students to join via parent email no less than twice per week
    • Conference with students/families as necessary to assess progress

    First Grade
    • 10 day learning plan
    • Daily communication with parents via email
    • Office hours/student support via Google Hangouts/Meet
    Second Grade 
    • Click for a schedule.
    • Primary platform will be SeeSaw.

    Third Grade
    Fourth Grade
    Fifth Grade

    Grades 1-2 will have activities/assignments embedded in the classroom teacher’s lesson plans.
    Grades 3-5 will have lessons/activities/assignments delivered via email, Google Meet, and/or video links.
    Students will submit completed work via Google forms, docs, slides or other appropriate media.

    LS Academic Resource Center (ARC)
    K-2 students: Sending a folder including reading comprehension with questions and activities, phonics materials, syllabication. Will conference with parents and students as needed.

    3-5 students: Teachers send/share a list/copy of activities and Mrs. Ladson will schedule office hours with ARC students via Google Meet or FaceTime.
  • Middle and Upper Schools Continuous Learning Plans

    The Middle and Upper Schools will hold classes in the virtual world rather than in our brick and mortar buildings during campus closures. Each day, students will be required to participate in a variety of activities including but not limited to: 
    1. Meet live using conferencing websites such as Google Meets/Hangouts
    2. View pre-recorded lessons
    3. Have discussions using discussion boards
    4. Read and provide feedback to teachers and classmates
    5. Complete assignments for classes in varying formats including written, video, audio, websites, etc. 
    Middle and Upper schools will follow a 1-Day rotation schedule for the duration of the virtual school classes. MyBrookwood has been updated to reflect this change.

    Attendance will be taken in all classes. The method of recording attendance will vary depending on the mode that the class is operating on that day.

    Faculty will set contact times beyond the normal class periods. For Middle and Upper Schools, the virtual office hour will be from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Teachers may have other hours of contact also. The teacher will inform students of the method of contact during the time slots.

    MS/US Academic Resource Center (ARC)
    The ARC is ready and waiting to help transition your student to Continuous Learning. As every students' schedule may vary slightly, the ARC is available for phone support Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The ARC will provide extra tutoring, answer questions about your assignments, and aide overall with Continuous Learning.  The ARC will communicate via call, text, or video conferencing. Contact information for Mrs. Boggs, Mrs. Stalvey, and Mrs. Wagoner is available in MyBrookwood. Please include your full name and phone number when communicating with them.
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.