Our teachers have embraced this situation as an opportunity for innovation, collaboration, and growth. I am very proud of their resilience and creativity in planning to deliver the Far Hills' mission remotely."
—Georgia S. Zaiser, Acting Head of School
Objectives of our Distance Learning Plan:
Create a manageable routine for parents, students, and faculty;
Maintain pace and progress to meet grade-level objectives;
Deliver the highest standard of curriculum and student engagement possible with flexibility for growth and innovation;
Leverage every resource and opportunity to maintain community despite physical separation;
And, above all, lead with empathy.
Our Distance Learning program relies on technology that enhances our teaching. We are perfectly positioned to change the modality through which we teach while continuing to deliver the excellent education, for which FH is known.
Core Platforms of our Distance Learning Program
Preschool—Grades 2: Seesaw
Grades 3–4: Google Classroom
Grades 5–8: Google Classroom
At the discretion of teachers, other developmentally appropriate technology and platforms will be added that may include Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, etc.*
As always, a continued focus will remain on the social-emotional support necessary during this challenging time. We are here for you and your family. We invite you to provide feedback as the program evolves.
*Parents, guardians, and students should understand that the School is unable to guarantee complete security, confidentiality, and privacy through the use of electronic software provided by Zoom, Google, and other third parties. As the situation evolves the School is using alternative sources and connections to educate the community all of which is unprecedented but necessary at this time.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Parents, for Distance Learning specifics for your child, head over to the Parent Portal.