Update on COVID-19

Students, teachers adjust to distance learning at Legacy Traditional Schools

 

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — From the physical classroom to the virtual classroom, teachers, and students at Legacy Traditional Schools are adjusting to a new reality.

Legacy is a charter school that has quickly transformed its curriculum so students can stay home and quarantine. Legacy has 16 locations across Nevada and Arizona.

Even from home, Meaghan Condie still has a full day of work as a kindergarten teacher.

“Each of us meets up with our class for an hour or half-hour depending on their age, and we do really neat lessons,” Condie said.

While going to school buildings isn’t possible, the staff is continuing the daily routine from a distance.

“We have our flag ceremony televised on Facebook every day,” said Condie. “That provides a little of that regularity to the morning.”

Condie admits the transition to online has had a few hiccups.

However, because most students are already technologically savvy, Condie says the transition has been mainly smooth.

“They’ve grown up using these devices and programs,” said Condie. “Since they’ve learned them, they can be more independent.”

Legacy is also offering hard copies of work if that works better for the student, or if they don’t have internet access at home.

Parents are given a specific time to show up at school and pick up those materials.