Even while campus is closed, school remains open and learning will continue in new and creative forms. 

Despite the uncertainty of this time, we embrace the opportunity to navigate new terrain, seek new strategies, and pioneer new formats for personalized learning. Students will also benefit from continued contact points and connections in the process. Your flexibility and patience as we all acclimate to this new learning environment is greatly appreciated! 

how is head-royce approaching Distance Learning?

We use the term “distance learning” deliberately because we do not believe that meaningful learning opportunities should require students to sit isolated in front of a screen for hours each day. Instead, our approach is for students to maintain connections with each other and their teachers, and to engage in authentic learning experiences across all disciplines. Although distance learning will never replace the direct contact students have with their teachers and peers as members of the Head-Royce community, it will allow students to continue to move forward in their academic studies and nurture relationships with peers and trusted adults.

How will I know when distance learning ends?

We are currently planning to reconvene on campus on Monday, May 4. Our Head of School and Division Heads will be in regular contact with the community via email and on our website with updates and we will use our Emergency notification for either continued school closure or re-opening.

Resources for Keeping Kids Engaged at Home

In the video below, HRS parent and Good Morning America contributor Becky Worley shares tips on keeping kids engaged at home during quarantine.

HRS Student Wellness and Support Resources
Our team of counselors, nurses, and learning specialists have curated a list of resources to support students at home.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy has created a free resource for K-12 parents to support their distance learning during campus closures. 

Mo Willems Daily Art Class
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.


Family Resource Guides

The purpose of these guides is to help parents, guardians, and adult caregivers navigate the pathway to distance learning. Access helpful guidelines, answers to FAQs, and valuable tips and tools specific to each division below:

Lower School

Middle School 

Upper School 
The Illustrated  Resource Guide

Access the abbreviated graphic version, illustrated by Dean of Academics, Shahana Sarkar.


Stay Connected!

Use the #HRSatHome hashtag to show us what distance learning looks like for your family!

    Library Corner 

    HRS community members can access our online resources through the Library Website, including:

    eBooks and Audiobooks via OverDrive
    Academic Databases
    The Wall Street Journal website

    + other periodicals via ProQuest Research Library Database


      Welcome from Ms. Cuellar
      Welcome from Ms. Cuellar