Puget Sound Community School’s transition to remote learning for an extended period of time went into effect on Thursday, March 12 and will continue through April 24.* All classes and meetings have begun taking place in online spaces only.
Thankfully, being a community school means we have practiced working through difficult situations together and with mindfulness. Community is and will remain at the heart of who we are as we make this necessary shift. After last year’s heavy snow forced school closures, we experimented with online school and avoided having to continue into the summer months. Fortunately, this also means PSCS staff and students have experience in this modality and we are excited about the possibilities.
What We’ve Done So Far
Wednesday, March 11
- Students spent the day on campus learning about engaging in online educational spaces and utilizing shared online tools.
Thursday, March 12 through Friday, April 24
- School shifted to online learning this morning. Starting with Community Check in and appreciations via Zoom video conferencing!
- Staff remained together on campus for a couple of days to work out problem-areas, troubleshoot, and solve community issues during transition.
Music Café Postponed
It has also become prudent to reschedule and re-imagine our 10th Annual Music Café and annual fundraiser. Music Café student performances will now be held on Thursday, May 14, in conjunction with our annual Senior Showcase (at Club SUR in SODO, more info to follow). We will hold our auction online only and work to raise our $25,000 tuition aid goal through other means. Please help in any way you can. If you have bought tickets for our April 3 event, we will be in touch. Thank you for your continued support of PSCS. We have endless appreciation for our students, staff, and families for their patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time in PSCS history.
*As of now, we plan for students and staff to return to campus on Monday, April 27. We will assess the situation and make decisions the week prior.