Students who are learning remotely while school is in session on campus are expected to attend each class and advisory on time, via Zoom.
If a student is absent from school, the parent must contact the Upper/Middle School Main Office to report that absence. They should also inform the Upper/Middle School Main Office if the student will be attending classes virtually—via Zoom.
The Family Handbook section on Student Conduct, Citizenship, and Disciplinary Consequences holds whether students are on campus or remote. Students not adhering to the following protocols can be marked absent.
Use of Zoom Software
Students in a Zoom class are expected to have their cameras and microphones on, and teachers may ask students to turn cameras and microphones on. No avatars are permitted.
If students would prefer a virtual background, the School will make a selection available; students must choose a virtual background from the official selection.
Dress Code and Learning Environment
Students are expected to dress in attire appropriate to an indoor, public space.
Students are expected to be situated in a place appropriate to work: sitting upright before a clear surface with space for their technology, books, and other materials, in a space as quiet as they can find.
Dress Code at School
Casual attire is permitted, but to keep within the spirit of the dress code, the following guidelines should be followed:
- Clothing and face coverings may not display any writing or images, with the exception of Morristown-Beard/Crimson attire. Garments that are solid in color and/or include small logos are also acceptable.
- Shorts, skirts, dresses, and necklines must be modest and appropriate for school.
- Clothing must fit properly (not too loose or too tight).
Hats may not be worn indoors (with the exception of head coverings worn in religious observance)
Behavior and Participation
When attending classes on Zoom, students are expected to be on time, participate actively, listen thoughtfully, and collaborate generously. Students on Zoom should be focused on the class; they should not be viewing multiple browser pages, texting, using social media, or eating.