Par la sagesse, liberté
Through wisdom, liberty
Teachers, administrators, parents, and other community members will work together to create lifelong learners and accountable citizens who rise to meet challenges and strive to give back to their communities.
--- Brian Zager, Principal
Blended Learning Updates
Based on the feedback we've received from our school community and continually changing guidelines from the DOE, we've made some changes to our daily class schedule and our blended learning rotations. Here's a quick overview:
New start times for live sessions in each class, with longer live sessions for some classes
New socio-emotional learning period every day for more peer connection
New A/B schedule for blended learners, instead of A/B/C
all 6th graders attend school on A days, all 7th and 8th graders attend on B days
Consolidated pods meeting classroom capacity
Lafayette Academy has moved to a remote learning platform for the school year. Students can access lessons and assignments through Google Classroom. Please find important resources linked below. We are constantly adapting to the current situation - we have deep gratitude for your flexibility, understanding, and cooperation.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can students speak to their teachers face-to face?
Students can see teachers for their core classes every single day during live sessions. For each period, there is a 20-minute live session when students can log on, see their teachers and classmates, and discuss the day's lesson. Students are also welcome to reach out to teachers directly during the new STUDY HALL period, Monday - Thursday mornings from 8:40 - 9:10 am. Simply join the link for your teacher's study hall (posted on their google classroom page) and get some extra help with your school work.
How can parents see what students need to do each day?
In your student's google classroom page, there is a tool called "To Do" - it compiles all the assignments that are due in each class as a to-do list. We suggest checking in with your student at least once in the morning and once in the afternoon to to see the assignments they have due for the day.
Can students have live stream lessons so that they can interact with their friends and their teachers?
Yes -- all core classes have live-streamed lessons via Google Meet for their core classes. Consult the daily schedule for your student to see when each class meets in a live session.
Sometimes my student submits work, but it is later marked as missing. Why is this happening?
If a teacher returns work to a student without a grade and the student does not resubmit by the marked deadline, the work will be marked as missing. Usually, teachers do this if work is incomplete or done incorrectly, and the teacher will leave comments on the assignment indicating why it has been returned. This is done with the intention of giving students opportunities to improve and complete their work before a final grade is assigned.
My student feels overloaded with the number of assignments - can we have more time to complete them, or fewer assignments?
For all assignments, students have at least a 24 hour time period to complete any assigned work. If your student is struggling with time management and needs some additional guidance from teachers, we strongly recommend that students attend the new Study Hall period for additional guidance with their coursework.
We're having some technical difficulties opening up some of the documents that are attached as classwork.
Again, we thank you for your patience as we all adjust to online learning. We have since ensured that teachers are posting work as google docs and google slides, which can be edited easily by students, rather than word documents that must be downloaded and uploaded.