The Lower School e-learning model values the partnership between families and educators working together to support students’ emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. Our goal is to position our children for joy and success. The robust distance learning model is a combination of synchronous (virtual interactions with teachers in real-time) and asynchronous (independent learning, self-paced) learning with a focus on academic support and relationship building.
Zoom meetings are conducted in the morning and afternoon each day that focus on relationships and well-being. Throughout the day, students will meet with their teachers for core academic content and skills. Our rich program incorporates physical education lessons and two specialty classes each day.
LJCDS has come together as a community to do what is best for the students. It is like a huge village coming together to make everything work.”
Jo Shieh, Lower School Educator
We are committed to honoring and supporting each family’s circumstances during COVID-19 while also maintaining a core set of standards and expectations.
Together at Home
The kindergarteners produced a virtual fairy-tale production of The Little Yellow Chick—a story of a chick who wants to have a tea party, but no one will help her prepare.
Second graders portrayed famous Americans in speech and dress and presented them to our community. Eleanor Roosevelt, Elvis Presley and Hilary Clinton made an appearance.
We Miss You!
Early Childhood Center and Lower School educators share a special message for their students.
Design and Innovation
Design thinking exercises with third and fourth-grade students.
It really helps that we already established a classroom rapport.”
Dani Bonfield, Kindergarten Educator
Lower School Flag Assembly occurs every Friday. Students explore Torrey Traits (caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness) through read alouds, music, guest speakers, breakout room discussions, dance and mindful moments.
Newbery Reader Assembly
Virtual assembly with Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, author of the 2018 Newbery Medal book Hello, Universe.