School Closure resources 

On Monday, March 23, Gov. Ralph Northam closed all K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. As a result, Norfolk Collegiate's academic program will move into our long-range digital learning plan beginning Monday, March 30. Additional communication will be forthcoming the the following days.

Please see the following division-specific frequently asked questions below for additional information.

Athletics

Social Distancing

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

College Counseling Resources

School Counseling Resources 

 

OFFICE HOURS

The campus is closed and all activities are canceled until March 30, 2020. Employees will be working from home, and the Business Office and Advancement Office will hold virtual office hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. During those hours, staff will be responding to internal and external inquiries and will be available by phone by appointment only.

All teaching faculty will have office hours, listed below, with dedicated time to engage with members of the community.

  • Lower School Virtual Office Hours: 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Middle School Virtual Office Hours: 10:30 a.m.-noon 
  • Upper School Virtual Office Hours: 1:30-3 p.m. 

 

OTHER RESOURCES 

We understand you may need assistance with other school items during the closure. Please reach out to the appropriate individuals listed below:

 

Athletics

The Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS), along with our other Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) schools, was saddened to hear the message that all Virginia schools, public and private, will be closed for the remainder of the year. Unfortunately, this of course means the spring athletic season, as we had imagined it, is also canceled. Our athletic directors are continuing to meet regularly with the goal of continued support of our student-athletes and are looking forward to having our students on the fields again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Sports Uniforms:

Winter and spring student-athletes who have non-purchased team uniforms (this includes members of the boys and girls basketball teams, boys and girls lacrosse teams, softball, baseball, girls soccer and crew) are required to return their athletic uniforms to school during the times it will be opened for families to collect their belongings. 

  1. Uniforms need to be washed and placed in a Ziploc bag labeled with their names.
  2. Bags need to be placed in the athletic bins stationed in the middle and upper school.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

We understand that families, and especially children, will want to visit with their friends while the school is closed. We ask that you practice the Center for Disease Control guidelines for social distancing and put distance between yourself and other people, especially if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This may include limiting exposure to large groups, attending playdates, social functions, hosting sleepovers and more.

 

Digital Learning 

For nearly two years, our faculty and staff have worked to develop, train for, and test our Digital Learning Plan, culminating in our Digital Learning Day trial held in December 2019. Our goal has been to devise a plan that allows us to deliver “a great education and even better experience” even when our community cannot be together in person.

Phase I of our Digital Learning Plan is designed for shorter disruptions of a week or two. This plan involves teaching and learning through video presentations and related assignments that students complete at home on their own daily schedule.

Phase II of our Digital Learning Plan is designed to continue a meaningful program of teaching, learning and community during extended closures. That plan, which is detailed in this document, uses blended learning—a mix of synchronous, or real-time, video conferences and related asynchronous learning activities—to deliver high quality instruction within a predictable schedule of regular class meetings. Phase II will begin on Monday, March 30.

Our digital learning team has prepared a brief, step-by-step video that will walk you through how to access your students' real time Zoom class sessions beginning Monday, March 30. Click here to view the video 

Instructional technology is a regular part of our academic program pre-K-12, so our Digital Learning Plan capitalizes on familiar platforms and activities to bring the classroom to our students as appropriate to their developmental levels. The Digital Learning Plan (PDF) details how we will continue to support teaching and learning in each division.