UMMS VIRTUAL LEARNING
The Upper Merion Area Middle School Fall, 2020 Virtual Learning Plan was designed and driven by our values for the health and safety of our students and staff and the commitment of equitable access to quality learning for ALL students. Our plan was formulated this past summer by many district staff members and middle school teachers, who voluntarily served on several developmental committees.
Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be an incredibly difficult time in our history and certainly in the life of our middle school family. We have missed our students greatly and look forward with much anticipation to the day we can begin to welcome everyone back into our building in a safe and healthy manner.
Our entire Upper Merion community has been patient, resilient, and focused on the needs of our students and our staff and for that, we are all very thankful. Our Superintendent, Dr. Toleno, is having regular conversations with county health officials, our middle school administration, and educational colleagues across the district.
Moving forward to the start of the school year, our middle school teachers will engage students in more robust virtual learning with real-time instruction. Wednesdays will be used for individual or small group simultaneous learning support. There will be daily social-emotional learning and our emphasis on equity awareness will continue. Daily attendance is expected and will be recorded, and normal grading procedures will be resumed.
There are many difficult decisions that lie ahead, and the road between today and the day all of our students and staff return to our building may be a bit bumpy. Rest assured, however, our dedicated middle school teachers’ core focus is to provide your child with the best instruction possible in a virtual learning environment. In the meantime, you, our school community can access the relevant middle school information throughout these web pages and documents.