Monitoring COVID-19 | Remote Learning Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

One School Learning Protocol

Casady School has developed a One School Remote Learning Protocol in the event that we must close campus for an extended period of time due to any extreme situation (e.g. weather-related campus damage or pandemic outbreak). During this period, students will engage in Remote Learning. We use the term Remote Learning deliberately and in lieu of technology-specific terms such as “e-learning” or “online classes." Please click the links below for general Frequently Asked Questions. Each Division page has FAQs specific to that Division.
In the case that the School closes campus but remains in session for an extended period of time due to any extreme situation (e.g. weather-related campus damage or pandemic outbreak), we will proceed with following our One School Protocol outlined below and move into our Remote Learning Plan.

Day/Letter Day Activity
March 16 Community Notification:
The Head of School will send email communication to both parents and faculty/staff making this announcement and identifying a timeline for implementation.
March 23
Faculty Prep Day:
Campus is closed beginning today. We will not hold classes; we will treat it as a snow day. Instead, teachers will spend the day adjusting syllabi, and, likely, participating in a virtual faculty meeting.
March 24 Faculty Training Day:
Faculty will participate in additional remote learning professional development.

Division-Level Notification:
Students and parents will receive updated information from their Division Director that will outline details in regard to Virtual Orientation Day.
March 25 Virtual Orientation Day:
We will proceed with an Orientation Day that will allow each division to communicate to students and parents expectations for remote learning.
March 26 Modified Class Schedule:
On this day and all subsequent days, we will proceed with a modified schedule by division.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How will the School make decisions regarding closing school or closing the campus while remaining in session?

    While we hope that we will not need to close school for an extended period of time, we will confer with peer schools, health professionals, and recommendations of the CDC and Oklahoma Health Department.
  • Q: What is remote learning?

    In the event that we must close campus for an extended period of time, students will engage in remote learning. We use the term remote learning deliberately and in lieu of technology-specific terms such as “e-learning” or “online classes” because we believe meaningful remote learning opportunities do not - and should not - require students to sit isolated in front of a screen for hours each day. Instead, our approach to remote learning seeks, to the greatest extent possible, to ensure that students a) maintain connection with their teachers and classmates, and b) engage in authentic learning experiences across all disciplines that teach skills and knowledge. Although remote learning will never replace the direct contact students have with their teachers and peers as members of a warm, caring, and vibrant campus community, it will allow students to continue to progress in their acquisition of skills and knowledge with friends and trust adults.
  • Q: What will students do during remote learning?

    Students in each division will follow a modified schedule customized to provide students the structure and support they need to continue to develop skills and knowledge. Similar to face-to-face classes, teachers will pursue the same goal to provide students with lessons that employ a diversity of modalities, including asynchronous and synchronous learning. Teachers will focus largely on asynchronous instruction for learning, and synchronous instruction for connection.
  • Q: What is synchronous and asynchronous learning?

    Synchronous learning involves class interactions happening in real time, at the same time, where students work on and complete activities together with the teacher. Students and teachers may engage in learning together via chat, livestream, or video conference. Most synchronous learning will take place in a G Suite via Google Hangouts Chat or Google Hangouts Meet.

    Asynchronous learning class interactions happen via Learning Management System (the MyCasady Portal, Google Classroom, Seesaw) without real time interaction. Students engage in class materials and complete work at their own pace, typically within a given timeframe, often using discussion boards to drive peer-to-peer engagement.

  • Q: What will a typical remote lesson look like?

    Students will continue to do a lot of the same things they do in class: engaging in active, meaningful activities that help students acquire skills and knowledge. At age and grade appropriate levels, students will think critically, solve problems, conduct research, analyze primary sources, and discuss ideas. Teachers will employ many tools, techniques, and activities that students are already familiar with from class. Teachers will also have a chance to be creative and experiment with new tools and techniques to promote student engagement and durable learning.
  • Q: Will students have homework?

    Some homework may be required to prepare for each class. Teachers will design lessons that allow students to engage in and create a meaningful “work product” that will be due at the end of each class period.
  • Q: Will the School's usual rules and policies apply?

    Yes, all rules and guidelines as outlined in the Student and Parent Handbook - including those related to academic work, student conduct, and integrity as members of the Casady community.
  • Q: Will attendance be taken?

    Yes, teachers will take student attendance (LD, MD, UD) at the beginning of class. If your child is unable to participate in a remote learning day or portion thereof, please email Angie Milligan (milligana@casady.org) in the Upper Division, Stacey Goodwin (goodwins@casady.org) in the Middle Division, and Jamie Steinke (steinkej@casady.org) in the Lower Division.
  • Q: Will faculty have virtual office hours?

    Yes, all divisions will have daily office hours for teachers to provide additional student and parent support. Communication will happen via phone, email, Google Classroom, Google Hangout Chats, Google Hangout Meets, and SeeSaw.
  • Q: What about athletics, extracurricular arts, and clubs?

    When the campus is closed for remote learning, all on-campus activities will be cancelled or postponed. Coaches, teachers, and club sponsors will provide resources and activities to encourage students to stay active and engaged on a daily basis.
  • Q: What other resources will be available?

    All faculty and staff will be available during remote learning. Students and parents will be encouraged to follow this protocol: 
    1. Check MyCasady FAQs first.
    2. Submit an online support request (helpdesk@casady.org)
    3. Use “Virtual Office Hours” support times
    4. Email/contact support directly (final option) 
    Some of the adults who might be particularly helpful include:

    UD Administration

    Director: Dr. Jon Powell
    powellj@casady.org
    Dean of Students: Kevin Crossno crossnok@casady.org
    Academic Dean: Joanne Infantino
    infantinoj@casady.org

    MD Administration

    Director:  Dr. Jason Scheer scheerj@casady.org
    Assistant Director: Sara Zedlitz
    zedlitzs@casady.org

    LD Administration
    Director: Montie Sill
    sillm@casady.org 

    PD Administration

    Director: Clint McEwen
    mcewenc@casady.org

    Athletics Administration
    Director: Steve McCarthy 
    mccarthys@casady.org

    Counselors
    UD/MD: Candice Clinton clintonc@casady.org
    LD/PD: Dr. Jeri Baucum-McKinney mckinneyj@casady.org

    College Counselors 
    Dr. Janet Hubbell
    hubbell@casady.org 
    Amanda Kisselle (
    kissellea@casady.org)

    Vicars
    Vicar: Tim Sean Youmans youmansts@casady.org
    Assistant Vicar: Kirsten Baer baerk@casady.org

    Student Support Services
    UD Learning Specialist: Lori Williams williamsl@casady.org
    MD Learning Specialist: M
    isty Reed reedm@casady.org
    LD Learning Specialist: Tai Shriner shrinert@casady.org
    Director: Dr. Jeri Baucum-McKinney mckinneyj@casady.org
    LD Reading Specialist: Aimee Hanneman hannemana@casady.org

    Librarians
    UD Librarian: Sandy Craft
    crafts@casady.org
    MD/LD: Michaela Freeland freelandm@casady.org

    School Nurse
    Mindy Moss mossm@casady.org
  • Q: Where do parents go for tech support?

    If you need tech support, please email helpdesk@casady.org. If the issue is a technology emergency, please directly call IT at 405-749-3170.
  • Q: How will tuition accounts be handled while students are not on campus?

    Casady faculty and staff are committed to providing the best platform for teaching and learning. Distance learning requires full attention from our community: faculty, technology, maintenance, and administrative staff committed to ensure our students have access to an optimal learning experience from home.

    Continuing forward with teaching and learning is a commitment, and therefore Casady will continue with a normal tuition schedule. Families who are experiencing extreme hardship due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic should contact our CFO, Jeff Bingham, at binghamj@casady.org to discuss options for assistance during this time.

    Our mission is to develop excellence, confidence, and integrity in students and prepare them with the skills and knowledge that serve as the foundation for success, and Casady is fully committed to living this mission in the midst of this pandemic and the related economic impact.

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