Remote Learning Program
Whether we are in the classroom or learning remotely, every action we take and decision we make is guided by our mission to provide a proven instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities and to prepare them for a return to a mainstream environment.
Exceptional Teachers. Research-based and Multisensory Academic Curriculum. Helping Students Achieve Their Full Potential.
On Campus or Online
Phase II Remote Learning Program Offerings
Windward's Phase II remote learning program launched on April 13 and remained in place until the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Offers live, real-time interaction with faculty
Offers flexibility with pre-recorded videos
|Lower School (Grades 1-4)||
|Middle School (Grades 5-8)||
Students in all divisions had a full weekly class schedule with seven periods a day, 30 minutes each, plus extra afternoon time dedicated to open teacher office hours and guidance counselor appointments.
The student support team of guidance counselors and psychologists distributed numerous social and emotional resources to parents/guardians to help them navigate the anxiety and stress of a global pandemic. Furthermore, the lower school psychologists created their own video series surrounding topics including managing feelings of uncertainty during challenging times and how to approach a problem.
"It is evident every faculty and staff member at Windward is showing the usual unending Windward commitment to ensuring that remote learning goes as seamlessly and successfully as possible. We so appreciate everyone's efforts in this regard. I have been thrilled with the instruction our son has received, as I watch this new program get off the ground in the surreal and challenging circumstances we all are facing these days. I really cannot thank you enough. This is our son's first year at Windward. I respond to anyone inquiring about Windward with 'It's a magic school!' Windward remains as magical as ever for our family."
2020-2021 School Year Remote Learning Plans
The ideal scenario is for campuses to be allowed to reopen and all teachers and students to be learning in the classroom together. Families who prefer that their children remain at home may opt-in for remote learning temporarily. For those who elect remote learning, students would participate virtually in live classes taking place on campus. However, if remote learning is still required by the New York State government during the 2020-21 school year, The Windward School has two plans in place.
Scenario 1: Remote Program
This scenario would occur if widespread regional cases of COVID19 are reported, and government mandates are issued.
Remote learning would be in place for all campuses for the time specified under the government mandate and until it is safe to return to on-campus learning. The Windward School will transition between on-campus and remote instruction as needed, while continuing to deliver the research-based, multisensory remediation program that will prepare our students for success.
Phase III of the remote learning program would continue to increase its live classes to include specials, with the intention to mimic the in-person school day schedule as closely as possible.
Scenario 2: Hybrid Model
The hybrid model of a divisional split was designed with efforts to reduce contact between individuals in our community and to address the learning and developmental needs of our students.
Under this scenario, social distancing protocols and other safety measures would be strictly enforced at all campuses for faculty members and students present. Non-essential staff would work from home.
A full in-person schedule would occur for Grades 1-5.
- WLS Grades 1-3 would be at WLS campus
- WLS Grades 4-5 would be at WMS campus
- MLS Grades 1-4 & MMS Grade 5 would be at Manhattan campus
A rotating schedule would be in place for Grades 6-9. Each grade would rotate between spending a period in school and participating in remote learning otherwise. At home, specials participation would be optional.