The campus was closed but Gordon was open
From April to June 2020, students, parents and faculty came together every day in Gordon's Online Learning Community.
It was a coordinated effort on many fronts, working to keep everyone connected and learning during this crisis.
above: students and teachers connected every day in live Zoom classes. A look at a Kindergarten literacy work online, with a special guest.
Students from age three to fourteen learned in online classes that include daily Zoom meetings with peers and teachers, offline lessons and activities, and projects that include arts, music and movement as well as literacy, math and science. More on this work on Gordon's blog
above: a moving performance from the seventh and eighth grade choral ensemble. More on the arts in the Online Learning Community
Extracurricular activities rebooted online, as well: Middle School athletics and the musical happened virtually, free after school activities drew in younger students, and the community came together for events like the Open Mic.
above: families and teachers found closure in June with the first-ever year-end car parades
Parents, caregivers and extended family members were essential parts of this community. Through surveys, emails, and weekly meetings with teachers and administrators, their input was crucial, and they were critical parts of online learning and community-building all spring, fueling #Stayathome Soccer School, the readaloud library and appreciations and activities that have happened across the state.
above: Commencement 2020 was a joyful, on-campus, in-person celebration of an extraordinary graduating class. More on Commencement 2020
Gordon's Class of 2020 served as leaders all spring long, and directed their class gift to help establish the Compassionate Community Fund, dedicated to helping Gordon families weather the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Meanwhile, members of the Gordon family found dozens of ways to respond to their local and global communities, with the compassion and creativity that the Gordon family brings to everything they do. More on Gordon's impact on the larger community during this crisis