Remote Learning


On March 11, The Orchard School was one of the first schools in Indiana to make a proactive decision and close school. To ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, teachers worked hard to refine and expand remote learning plans that align with our mission to develop and educate the whole child.
Our model looked different during those times, but our ability to adapt and learn never did. The opportunity to innovate while supporting the greater good provided positive learning moments for everyone during this temporary chapter.
Here are just a few of the ways we kept the Orchard spirit alive and well:
  • Weekly remote learning videos for the community (15,000 total views)
  • Teacher Appreciation Day lip sync video (2,300 views)
  • Car Parade to close the year with custom Photo Booth
  • Drove to every Orchard grad’s house to take a professional 8th grade formal picture, and deliver a custom yard sign
  • Every 8th grader submitted a speech and we turned that into an hour and a half graduation movie at Tibbs Drive-In with picture montages from their time at Orchard
  • Set up the Healthy@Orchard team as a resource and connection team for the Orchard community
  • Created a brand for Remote Learning at Orchard and Healthy@Orchard
All stories from remote learning at Orchard are posted below!




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List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Healthy@Orchard

    Healthy@Orchard is a team led by Head of School Sherri Helvie that was created in order to keep the health and wellness of our community as a top priority, as well as keeping everyone well-informed. Please feel free to send any questions you have by emailing us at


    How to Talk to Children About Cancelled School Events
    This article talks about how to help children manage their disappointment over the many fun school and community events that have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

    Coronavirus, Cold, Flu, Allergies
    Here's a chart from the Hamilton County Health Department that shows how common certain health symptoms are during COVID-19 vs Cold vs Flu vs Allergies.

    Managing Your Stress & Anxiety
    Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Check out the CDC’s guide for managing stress and anxiety by clicking here.
  • Current Campus Captures

    While Orchard is currently operating remotely, we wanted to show you that spring has sprung at Orchard! These flowers are an important reminder that we will all learn and grow from this unusual situation.

  • Love, Connection, and Learning

    The lessons we have planned, the messages we have shared, and all of our ongoing daily work is grounded in maintaining the love, connection, and learning that makes our school such a special place. Thank you for all that you do to help us stay true to our mission and values as we continue Orchard’s remote teaching and learning.

    Click here to read more from Head of School Sherri Helvie. 
  • The 2020/2021 School Year

    Orchard anticipates beginning the fall term as planned on August 18th for Elementary School and Middle School, and August 20th for Early Childhood.
"I have never doubted how amazing Orchard teachers are. Their classrooms have completely changed but the work they have done to provide meaningful learning to all of their students while we're all at home is incredible. I am truly thankful for this community for my children to grow up in and am thankful they are in such an incredible school environment shaping their lives."

-Orchard Parent about Remote Learning