As the Bishop's community has transitioned to distance learning in response to COVID-19, families may have questions about how distance learning works, and how to remain engaged and productive while also staying well.

Distance and Hybrid Learning

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  • Distance Learning Philosophy

    The philosophy of Bishop's Distance Learning is very similar to what we do when we are on campus. We believe that:
    • The primary value of a Bishop’s education is the high quality of the relationships that students develop with each other and with their teachers. We use synchronous class time to foster these relationships and asynchronous time for deeper thinking.
    • Distance learning cannot replicate exactly what happens in our physical classrooms. By emphasizing high engagement in our synchronous and asynchronous approaches, we best promote student growth and learning.
    • Time does not have the same meaning in a distant learning environment and to support community health and well-being, we must establish clear boundaries on time expectations and the need to be on screens.
    • The role of the teacher to curate content and design learning opportunities connected to student experience has never been more important.
    • Clear and frequent communication, both “face-to-face” verbally and in writing, fosters a sense of security and trust in an online environment.
  • Schedule and Dress Code

    • Our distance learning schedule can be found here.
    • Students are expected to wear uniform tops to attend distance learning classes.
  • Student Support

    As we transition to teaching and learning in an online space, there will likely be a spectrum of responses from students. We would like parents to be on the lookout for signs that your child may be struggling. If you notice any changes in your child, please contact a trusted Bishop’s adult to let them know. Start with your child’s advisor, or Megan Broderick, Michael Beamer, Janice Murabayashi, David Thompson, Harlan Klein or Brian Ogden. These adults communicate with our student services team, who will help to develop, communicate and follow up on a support plan for your child. 

Resources from Faculty and Staff

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  • Acknowledging Grief

    Grief, while uncomfortable, is something we must acknowledge and share with those we love, says Bishop's Director of Counseling Megan Broderick.
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  • These are Sacred Times

    Bishop's Chaplain Rev. Nicole Simopoulos-Pigato invites us all to consider this time as sacred time.
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  • Asking for Help

    Director of Diversity Life David Thompson provides resources and tips for making the transition to distance learning.
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  • Staying Mentally and Physically Healthy While Distance Learning

    Here are some tips from Bishop's Director of Counseling Megan Broderick on how to stay mentally and physically healthy while distance learning.
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  • Take Care of Each Other

    Director of Diveristy and Community Life David Thompson notes that, at Bishop’s, we recognize the impact of campus closures will be widespread, and that impact will vary by family.
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  • Coronavirus & Asian Community Members

    Bishop's Director of Diversity and Community Life David Thompson discusses xenophobia and how to respond to microaggressions.
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THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.