Grafton – At Touchstone Community School, Sally Kent, the Head of School, was preparing for virtual learning since March 2nd when the first COVID19 cases came to Massachusetts. Her goal from the beginning was: “If we have to close school, I want our children to stay engaged with one another and to continue to learn.”
In their planning, a parent trained teachers on using Zoom (a web-based video conferencing website) and the teachers and staff created an inventory of at home technology needs to support online learning.
Their Tech integrator, Mary Brochu, ensured that there was a device for every child. On March 12 Kent notified parents of the detailed plan that had been created designed to keep students engaged and learning.
Touchstone is an independent not for profit school in Grafton MA, serving students Pre-K-grade 8 (ages 2 years and nine months to 15 year olds) from Worcester and Middlesex counties.