We have a new rule for remote learning. When you’re in a Zoom meeting with your class, you must have your camera on. This rule will take effect next Monday, March 15.
Why? Mainly, I hope to make your teachers’ jobs easier. Imagine giving a presentation in class. What if everyone turned their desks around? That’s what it’s like for teachers facing a screen of black boxes. They can’t tell when someone looks confused. And they can’t tell who’s paying attention. Think about it: A student with the camera off might be on TikTok—or not even in the room!
But there’s another reason to keep your cameras on. It helps students to know each other. We want a strong school community. Knowing what your classmates look like helps with that.
I hope you’ll all take this new rule seriously.