JIS Home/Online Learning Middle School

JIS' middle school home and online learning curriculum provides continuity in joyful and rigorous learning, and fosters well-being as a collaborative community.The goal of home and online learning is for teachers and students to continue to access the curriculum to the best of their ability through virtual support, realistic time-bound tasks, and high-quality feedback.

JIS’ middle school home and online learning framework includes a mix of educational approaches and tools that suit the learning goals and the learning needs of our students. This includes using varied approaches for lesson delivery, ensuring relevant, meaningful and authentic tasks and assessments, and ensuring that all teachers regularly connect with students. Middle school teachers will use a blend of teaching strategies and asynchronized and synchronized methods to engage students with their learning; encourage peer-to-peer connections and maintain relationships within the learning community. The JIS middle school experience will not be able to be fully replicated through online and home learning, but JIS is committed to ensuring that the learning experience continues to be designed and delivered well to ensure success and the growth of all students. 

Throughout our institutional history, community and family have always been very important to us at JIS but never more so than now. While we may be separated geographically from our students and from each other, we are still, and always will be, stronger together--truly exemplifying the JIS Core values and dispositions of being caring, resilient, resourceful and reflective.