Webb School of Knoxville
Webb School of Knoxville

Academic Delivery Overview

Plan to Move Forward Together

As the result of our Alternative Academic Delivery Task Force’s work over the summer regarding formal academic planning strategies for the 2020-2021 school year, we have created a series of learning models related to specific scenarios we may face with COVID-19. These models were presented in our 2020-2021 Academic Delivery Overview that was emailed to parents in June. They are based on guidelines from local, state and federal authorities. The strategies outline how we will deliver our curriculum given any of the four situations listed below. These multiple learning models allow for flexibility should our faculty have to pivot quickly if health conditions force a change.

1. PHYSICAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS ARE EASED

• All students return to campus.

• Attention to appropriate distancing, size of groups that can gather, activities that can be maintained, and health and hygiene measures

2. PHYSICAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED

• Revised daily schedules and attendance according to grade levels.

• Lower School every day. Middle & Upper Schools on alternate days.

3. DELIVERY OF CURRICULUM TO STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND

• Remote instruction and classroom engagement through enhanced use of technology while the student is unable to attend classes in person.

4. SCHOOL CLOSURE

• All instruction moves to remote delivery


As we begin the new school year, families have options as to how their children will receive instruction unless the school is forced to close and all students move to distance learning. To assist with some sense of stability for our teachers, families may make only one change in how their children receive instruction between August and December, and January and May. For example, should a family elect to have their child start school in August with Learning Model 3: HYBRID, they may opt in for in-person, on-campus learning at any time. From that point forward, they must continue with in-person instruction unless the student is required to be quarantined. The same guidelines apply to any student who starts school in person and on campus. They may elect to change to the HYBRID option, but they would then need to continue with that model for the remainder of the stated time period.