Access to Learning Specialists
We now have four, full-time learning specialists serving our entire St. Luke’s School community. Our learning specialists in the Lower School are being assigned, either directly or remotely, to three grades and will dedicate at least 90 minutes a day to each of the grades they serve. This will allow our learning specialists and our classroom teachers to use a variety of checks for understanding and formative assessments to differentiate instruction based on student readiness, learning style, and interest. Specialists will work closely with the classroom teacher to ensure that every student receives individualized support as well as continue to work in small groups with those students needing specific assistance. In addition to our academic support team, Dr. Sam Marcus, psychologist; Joe Wood, Dean of Student Life; and Alicia Howard, Dean of Student Leadership, are ready to provide psychological and emotional support to students and their families.
Throughout the school day, as well as before and after school by appointment, students will have access to academic support via faculty and learning specialists both in person and/or remotely. Those with accommodations will meet with learning specialists during the week and during class time when feasible. All students will have an opportunity to meet with teachers for questions after class during the 10-minute break or at the end of the day via appointment. Homework help will be provided by After School staff Monday through Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
In addition to academic support, Dr. Sam Marcus, psychologist; Joe Wood, the Dean of Student Life; Alicia Howard, the Dean of Student Leadership, and all faculty advisors are ready to provide psychological or emotional support to students and their families. Dr. Marcus will rotate through advisories, co-teach Health and Wellness to Grades 5 and 6, and will be available for consultation by appointment.