From Think Force to Continuous Remote Learning Success

By Norma Richman “I think that this year is far better than last year. It might have been because teachers had much more time to prepare; it might have been because students have the experience, but I think that it is better this year because we all knew what worked and what didn't work last … Continue reading From Think Force to Continuous Remote Learning Success

Preparing for School at Home

By Megan Whelan, Learning SpecialistAmongst the storms and challenges 2020 brought us this year, High Point will persevere,  and our educational philosophy will not be compromised. We are going back to school for the 2020-2021 school year, and entering Continued Remote Learning stronger than ever. High Point is now prepared for what learning will look … Continue reading Preparing for School at Home

HPA Zoomposium: Teachers Helping Teachers

By Colleen Zeiss Just like all members of the High Point community, we teachers wanted to begin the school year with in-person instruction. However, when Governor Newsom gave the order to begin the school year virtually, we took a breath, evaluated our options, and took action.  In addition to planning for the new paradigm of … Continue reading HPA Zoomposium: Teachers Helping Teachers

6 Tips to Staying Healthy During Covid-19

By Lisa Gillison, RN,MSN Wash Your Hands!  Wash Your Hands!  Wash Your Hands! Washing your hands properly – and frequently – is the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs and stay healthy. Lather up with soap and water and scrub all parts of your hands — back, front, … Continue reading 6 Tips to Staying Healthy During Covid-19

Virtually Enriching Experiences

By Colleen Zeiss If we have learned one lesson from all of this, it is how resilient our students are. In particular, the junior students have demonstrated impressive adaptability as they navigate this new normal and continue to make a seamless transition to the remote learning model.  From the beginning in junior high, we kept … Continue reading Virtually Enriching Experiences

Spring Break Storytellers

By Colleen Zeiss Students in junior high definitely have stories! During spring break this particular school year, it was more important than ever to share these stories, and this is what they did! Mrs. Zeiss put out the call for seventh and eighth graders to host virtual storytimes during spring break for the youngest of … Continue reading Spring Break Storytellers

Getting Started with Distance Learning

By Megan Whelan, Learning Specialist M.Ed Are you having trouble getting started with this adjustment? I am sure you were not planning on becoming educators in the blink of an eye. We are here to help! Here are some suggestions for how to get started.  Space: Have a designated area in the home for homework: … Continue reading Getting Started with Distance Learning