In under 24 hours from the announcement of school closures in Montana, Yellowstone Academy on the YBGR campus was able to pivot, providing online school for day school youth and classes in lodges and across campus for residential youth.
Residential students began having 4 classes each day on an alternating schedule. Classes like math, social studies, and English were taught in lodges with teachers going to the students.
Classes that needed equipment like science and music were able to be spread across the school, with no more than two lodges in the school at a time and at opposite ends of the building to maintain proper social distancing. Art, welding, gym, and wood shop stayed in their regular locations spread throughout campus.
Thanks to an amazing admin and teaching staff, Yellowstone students are thriving!