In this #JoyfromAfar blog post, Laura Gray, Dean of Students and Family Support, and Jonathan Li, Middle School Learning Specialist, describe the ways they support students' social and emotional growth by hosting virtual hangout meetings during The Joy School's COVID-19 closure.
Joy from Afar Virtual Hub
On March 10, 2020 The Joy School held its last in-person class for the 2020 spring semester due to COVID-19. While it was tough to put in-person interaction on hold, TJS adapted by switching to online learning, and our administration transitioned to support faculty, staff and families virtually.
During this time, it remains important that we continue to support our community remotely in a way that upholds our values and mission so students stay on track to transition back into a mainstream school environment. This hub is a place where The Joy School community can access information about how we're handling this transition and continue to adapt in light of COVID-19 as well as access resources about online learning, our admissions process and ways to support our School from afar.
For critical updates regarding the status of our school closure and programs, please visit our COVID-19 page.
First, let me say that the virtual learning program has been quite impressive and it has been great to be able to listen in on class. All four of the girls' teachers are so wonderful and have been supportive.
- Debbie Pacholder, Parent
In our #JoyFromAfar blog series, we explore how The Joy School has adapted throughout the transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we illustrate ways the TJS community has pivoted quickly to an online learning format that stays true to The Joy School's values while also delivering upon its mission to support students so they can stay on track to transition to back into a mainstream school environment.
In this #JoyFromAfar blog post, Director of Enrollment Management Rob Wise discusses how the admissions team has adjusted their process due to COVID-19 and continues to provide a virtual experience that allows them to understand prospective families deeply and build relationships with them while also providing opportunities for families to remotely assess the School and fit.
Visit The Joy Blog for more stories about how we're adapting during COVID-19!