State of Our Schools: Kingsbridge charter school connects with students virtually

A Kingsbridge charter school is beginning the year by connecting with their students virtually.

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2020, 8:05 PM

Updated 1,373 days ago


A Kingsbridge charter school is beginning the year by connecting with their students virtually. 
Atmosphere Academy Public Charter Schools started its third day of remote learning for its sixth, seventh and eighth graders. 
The school says it's confident that its blended learning model meets the expectations of parents and students, while still maintaining academic standards during the pandemic. 
In some main subjects like math and science, there are two teachers for extra support. There are also specialized courses for students with special needs to help them stay on target. 
Numerous safety measures are also in place for in-class instruction two days a week. There’s a thermal camera at the front entrance and a filtration system throughout the building that kills viruses in the air. 
Disinfecting will also take place every day followed by a deep cleaning every Wednesday. 
The staff says it is ready to meet the emotional needs of their students. 
Teacher Raquel Summerville says she is used to having a full class, but that because of the coronavirus, she and her colleagues are now adopting to virtually teaching on Google Classroom. 
“Every lesson I’m able to greet students they are able to type present for attendance and they are able to click the Zoom link so we can begin the lesson,” said Summerville. 
About 20 seventh graders are in her virtual English class. 
“We've been going over expectations for the year and what the year will look like, and right now they're just getting used to this,” said Summerville.

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