Staying Connected from Home
During the height of COVID DDS quickly moved to an effective online learning model. This structure is still in place should we need to return to online classes at any time in the future:
The Lower and Upper School departments each have developmental appropriate online learning schedules, which balance academic vigor with a recognition that increased screen time is not in children’s best interest. Through Microsoft Teams and various applications such as Seesaw, Flipgrid, Safeshare, and Pear Deck, our faculty have embraced synchronous and asynchronous methods of instruction.
In addition to three-hours of online instruction, students continue to meet regularly with their homeroom or advisory groups several times a week, and co-curricular courses such as physical education, art, and music are still an active part of our students’ lives.
“DDS has done an amazing job transitioning to online learning. With children in both upper and lower school, I can see that they are all engaged in their ‘virtual classrooms’ and are getting the same great quality of instruction that I have come to expect from DDS. We are so grateful to the school for making this happen and allowing our small country school to thrive in these challenging circumstances.”