All Saints’ Day School announces technology expansion re-entry plans
New All Saints’ Day School administrators recently announced a significant expansion of technology throughout the campus and 1:1 devices for 5K through 6th grade students when school is scheduled to reopen Aug. 19.
The All Saints’ Board of Directors has approved the investment of $80,000 for the purchase of additional Chromebooks, Chrome tablets, and infrastructure updates for this school year. All 3rd-6th grade students will have Chromebooks and 5K-2nd grade students will have Chrome tablets.
“Technology is an integral component of all learning modalities that are included in our re-entry plan for the 2020-2021 school year,” said Head of School Evan Powell. “It enhances the superior educational foundation that we provide at All Saints.”
Associate Head of School Ashley Stokes added that “by blending the best elements of traditional and virtual learning, we are preparing students to succeed beyond the classroom walls into the global community.”
All Saints’ teachers are taking courses through Google for Education this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. The academic calendar includes professional development days throughout the school year to support developmentally appropriate technology integration across the grades.
The All Saints’ Day School Re-entry Task Force committee includes Powell, Stokes, Dr. Ramesh Bharadwaj, Dr. John Keith, Missy Brown, Tammy Clark, and Beth Hopewell. They have determined specific health and safety protocols for the campus to re-open on Aug. 19. A first draft of the All Saints’ Re-entry Plan was shared with the school community last week. The Task Force committee and school leadership will continue to refine policies and procedures for re-entry throughout the summer.
“Our re-entry plan includes fluid options and plans for on-campus, modified, and distance learning and we are committed to meeting the needs of all students regardless of the location where teaching and learning take place,” said Powell. “We strongly agree with the American Association of Pediatrics that students should be physically present in school as much as possible. Our goal is to have all students and teachers on our campus, while prioritizing their health and safety.”