School Day Experience
University School of Milwaukee made a concerted effort to try to minimize changes to the typical school-day experience for students and teachers, starting with the daily academic schedule, which still follows the regular eight-day letter calendar schedule for classes. Although the division-specific dress codes were left in place, including for distance learners, they were relaxed somewhat for students, faculty, and staff for the 2020–21 school year.
The lunch experience was also modified for all students, faculty, and staff with these individuals choosing from various hot and cold items served a la carte by dining staff either in the Palermo Hall servery or delivered directly to classrooms for distribution. Assigned seats for lunch in various spaces around campus also helped to ensure appropriate physical distancing remained in place during lunch. In addition, modifications were made to other school-day experience, such as student lockers and cubbies, study hall spaces, school store access, and more.
- What did student schedules look like for the 2020–21 school year?
- Were the start and end times for each division impacted this year?
- How were classrooms and other spaces evaluated for maximum occupancies in regard to physical distancing recommendations?
- How were fine arts classes and performances impacted?
- How were physical education classes impacted?
- How were shared educational spaces on campus used?
- Did students still take field trips and go on retreats, and participate in other experiential learning opportunities?