Frequently Asked Questions About Walnut School Online

Will parents get feedback about the child?

Yes. There is daily attendance, there is classwork and homework, feedback on the work, formative and summative tests, PTMs, report cards – absolutely every single thing. It is a real school – just not face to face, that’s all.

How much do parents need to be involved?

The online school platform is easy to use and 100% secure. Even Nursery children pick it up quickly and parents do not have to sit with the children during live classes once they have understood the controls. However, children up to grade 2 do require some adult support from time to time. Parents will also have to make sure that the children are actually doing their assignments after school hours and uploading them in time for checking and feedback. Parents will also make sure that tests are being done faithfully to ensure integrity of the report card.

Is the online school like homeschooling then?

No. Homeschooling means the parents are the main teachers. Here we have trained, qualified teachers and researchers who are teaching the child. The parent is in the supporting role for the school led activities. However, our online school can be a good addition to homeschooling, as all academics are taken care of and structured very well, which leaves your child to pursue additional hobbies or serious activities like sports, etc.

Are online students allowed to come to physical school?

Students are part of the school – so they are most welcome to come to the school campuses (you know we now have three). They can be a part of our school functions like the Carnival or Funfair or Science Fair and others in person if they wish. The online platform students will also have some events of their own in a slightly different format online. Also, we will have convenient meet and greets planned for the online students to visit our school campus.

Will online students have extracurricular activities and the other Walnut features?

Yes! These are Walnut students after all. They will have every single extra curricular that the in-person students have – daily sports, individual reading and speaking, hands on, language arts, general knowledge, information transfer, theatre and so many more.

Who will teach students in the online mode?

The same teachers who teach the students who come in person. They will be following the same curriculum, timetable and style. This class is a separate one in their timetable – it’s not a webcam in the classroom of an in-person class. This is a 100% online school with all lesson plans, activities and interactions planned for the online platform.