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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources & Updates

Adapting, Innovating, Learning—And Coming Together Like Never Before

The health of our community is our highest priority, and we continue to vigilantly monitor the COVID-19 situation. We are regularly updating this page with information about Landmark's response to COVID-19 and resources for families during school closures.

contact Health Services with any questions or concerns:

High School: Jessica Fauci
Elementary•Middle School: Shari Gallant

Latest News

April 3: Update about remote learning from Rob Kahn

March 31: Update about remote learning from Bill Barrett

March 27: Update from Bill Barrett

Educating Our Students During the School Closure

Landmark’s students and faculty are currently working from home using a remote learning plan. Our aim is to deliver meaningful content based on our unique model of providing small classes, highly trained teachers, and an individualized program for every student. 

Administrators and faculty on both campuses compiled learning resources to access at home. Access to each of these resources is free, but a few require users to create an account. Please contact your Academic Advisor if you have questions or if you have additional resources to share.

high school Online learning Resources

Faculty and Academic Advisors are sharing class-specific materials and assignments directly with students through Google Classroom and Canvas. 

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The links below are supplemental resources for parents and students. 

Sample Daily Schedules

Khan Academy Student Schedules: Provides sample schedules with suggested links for online learning and exercise options from preschool through 12th grade

Daily Schedule Advice for ADD Families: Article from ADDitude magazine providing guidance for families with children with ADD.

Access

Text-to-Speech

Bookshare: Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading. *Students needs to have accounts created by school Librarian*

Contact Amy Veling if you’d like to create an account: aveling@landmarkschool.org

eBooks

Open Library (Internet Archive): Free lending library of eBooks: "Current (non-PD) titles are available for two weeks per lending period and public domain titles are available without restriction. Everyone is eligible to sign up. There are no residency requirements."

Overdrive (MLS Commonwealth eBooks): 

  • Scroll down and select Landmark School.
  • Your user name and password are the same as you use to log in to any campus computer (ex: aveling, thisismypassword).
  • You'll see that both audio and eBooks are available, as well as a cool "Read in Your Browser." You can search by subject AND reading level.
General Content

Actively Learn: This web-based reading platform aims to help students read deeply and think critically, offering thousands of texts and instructional aids in ELA, science, and social sudies.

Boston Public Library Online Resources (BPL): Most online resources from Boston Public Library are available remotely. Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts can register for an eCard to access these resources from home.

CommonLit: CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to insuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.

NBC Parent Toolkit: Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Learn and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they're all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. Our advice also covers important topics for navigating life after high school.

Newsela: Engage students with topics they care about, while building the background knowledge and vocabulary they need to become active, engaged readers.

New York Times The Learning Network: Each week The Learning Network offers a dozen new ways for students to practice reading, writing, and thinking using Times journalism — all free.

PBS Learning Media: PBS LearningMedia is a free, PreK–12 digital media service available to educators nationwide, offering teachers access to more than 30,000 learning materials aligned to state and national standards, including 25,000+ videos, interactive lesson plans, media galleries, and more to enrich classroom instruction. Always free. 

ReadWorks: Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

Math

The below links are a sample of the curriculum available on Kahn Academy, which may provide useful examples and review, but know that your child’s teacher will be sending work specifically chosen for your child’s skill level and content familiarity. Many teachers will use previously set up DeltaMath online classrooms and will supplement with worksheets on Google Classroom.

Databases for Research

Elementary•Middle School Online Learning Resources

Faculty and Academic Advisors are sharing class-specific materials and assignments directly to some students and all parents through take-home resources, Google Classroom, and other online resources. Instructional videos, slideshows, and other resources for enhanced remote learning can be found on the EMS Hub page.

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The EMS Online Learning Resources are supplemental and were curated, not created, by Landmark faculty. We chose them for a variety of interests, and we will continue to add more in the future. 

social and emotional resources

teenage girl meditating

 

These resources were curated by Landmark's Counseling Department.

Please contact Dan Larson, High School Counseling Team Leader, dlarson@landmarkschool.org, or Laura Polvinen, EMS Counseling Team Leader, lpolvinen@landmarkschool.org, if you have questions or suggestions regarding these resources.

Here are some numbers to contact in case of a mental health or substance use crisis. 

On the North Shore, the number for Mobile Crisis is:  978-744-1585.

For all other Massachusetts areas, you can contact the toll-free number 1-877-382-1609. Have a pen or pencil and piece of paper handy. Once you enter your zip code, you will get the phone number of the closest Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention that serves you. 

ways to keep your children busy during school closures

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additional information and resources

Communication to Our Families

The following emails were sent to parents and members of the Landmark Community

  • April 3: Update about remote learning from Rob Kahn
  • March 31: Update about remote learning from Bill Barrett
  • March 27: Update about remote learning from Rob Kahn
  • March 27: Update from Bill Barrett
  • March 26: Update from Bob Broudo regarding school opening date
  • March 25: Video message from Bob Broudo
  • March 23: Letter from Rob Kahn
  • March 21: Letter from Bob Broudo to past parents, alumni, friends, and donors.
  • March 20: Online Learning Resources from Rob Kahn
  • March 20: Letter from Bill Barrett
  • March 17: Update and Recommendations from Andrea Meade and Jessica Fauci
  • March 16: Letter from Rob Kahn
  • March 16: Letter from Bill Barrett
  • March 13: School closure announcement
  • March 12: Update from Bob Broudo and Jessica Fauci
  • March 10: Update from Bob Broudo and Jessica Fauci
  • (link is external)March 6: Letter from Jim Kuhns about the senior class trip
  • March 4: Update from Bob Broudo and Jessica Fauci
  • February 28: Letter from Headmaster Bob Broudo and Jessica Fauci BSN, RN, director of Landmark Health Services