Remote Teaching & Learning FAQ

What support will be available from learning specialists and other support services during the remote learning period? 
Learning support specialists, counselors, and nurses will all be available for scheduled meetings (to be held remotely) and via email. Contact information for these services can be found online or in the Hawken Directory.

How will my child be graded?
Grading and student feedback for the Lower School will remain the same. For students in grades 6 - 12, we will be moving to pass/fail grading. We hope this will help to alleviate the level of stress for students and faculty as we adjust to this new, albeit temporary, reality. Click here to read answers to some frequently asked questions. 

How often will students communicate with their teacher(s)?
Each division’s plan for communication between home and school looks different based on the wide range of age, developmental needs, and abilities of students. Each division head will share details about student-teacher communication with students and/or families as appropriate. 
What if I don’t have the time or the knowledge to help my child with school work? 
We recognize that each family faces different circumstances at home, some more challenging than others. With that in mind, teachers are designing learning experiences that can be completed independently whenever possible. If your child encounters a problem or has difficulty with the material presented, his/her first resource should be the appropriate teacher. 

Will schoolwork keep my child occupied throughout the entire day?
Hawken will provide a variety of learning experiences, activities, and resources that may or may not keep them busy for the number of hours they are typically in school. Our goal is to ensure continuity in skill development while providing a sense of belonging and connectedness to teachers, friends, and the Hawken community. Because health and wellness remain our utmost priority during this national emergency, we hope that this time will provide students time to connect with family members and to engage in regular physical activity.

* Thank you to Georgetown Day School for providing input and inspiration for this page.
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