Fireside's Covid-19 hybrid plan

Fireside Academy Hybrid Plan 20/21

We are excited and committed to providing a Fireside experience where your child will be known, loved, and encouraged during this challenging time! -Angela Landis, Director of Fireside Academy

COVID-19 has changed all areas of life this year, and Fireside is responding and adapting to the need.  We recognize that more than ever, our community needs to stay connected to offer opportunities for quality instruction and social interaction for our families. As school districts across PA and NJ are asking teachers to plan anticipating school closures by October,Fireside has opted to start our year with the hybrid model on Sept 15th and will continue as such through December.  Our ultimate wish would be to be safely reopen in January for in person, with the technology to continue remote learning for those wanting that option, with little change to the model.

Our hybrid learning plan offers a combination of:

  • Online instruction on Tuesdays (and even some additional days)-where students can see and interact with their local teachers and friends! (See our 2020/2021 schedule.)
  • Recorded lessons for those who wish to watch later
  • Stream lined posting of at-home assignments using Google Classroom
  • Live office hours for additional help
  • Opportunity for small group in person meet ups for socially distanced activities, field trips, and more!In addition, class registration comes with our social membership, which we are also adapting for our families.
  • In future weeks, we will be creating plans to continue with community favorites such as Harvest Party,Educational Fairs, Secret Santa and much more. Additions this year will be online zoom Parents’ Nights, Minecraft Socials, author visits, specialty presentations, etc. 
  • Normal volunteer commitment will be waived for 2020, with alternatives offered for remote learning families in 2021.