Golestan is committed to creating a safe physical space for our staff and students to attend school this year. In the event there is another Shelter in Place, we will transition to a rich and robust distance learning program. Our plan is to be able to accommodate all our students on campus, thanks to an 18,000 square foot campus for just five classes on nearly two acres. We are currently pursuing a waiver from the county to be able to safely open our doors in September.
If/when there is another Shelter in Place, we will seamlessly transition to a robust distance learning program which supports learning in the following areas: literacy, math, social studies, cooking, garden, physical education, languages and of course, deep personal connection with friends and teachers.
Some of our distance learning includes activities on campus such as gardening, in safe isolation with families signing up so as not to overlap on campus. This gets kids out of the house, moving their bodies, and engaging with nature in meaningful ways that support their academic learning, despite the isolation quarantine imposes on children.
For more information on our virtual learning programming and platform (Toddle), please contact us.