COVID-19 School Closure Informational Platform
Dear SSJJ Community,
I would like to take this opportunity to update the community regarding the plan for remote learning over the next upcoming weeks and share some pertinent information from the Department of Catholic Schools.
I want to make sure the community knows that myself and the faculty value learning, and as a school we want to provide learning resources for the families so that students can continue learning during their time away from school.
All students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will be given assignments, work, projects, workbooks, and online resources to complete during their time away from school. All teachers will provide a conference call once a week for parents and/or students to deliver directions and expectations for the week. All teachers will also be available Monday through Friday for one hour each day to answer any questions in regards to the assigned work for that week.
I encourage all parents and/or students to utilize the conference call meetings and office hours via phone and/or email with teachers.
I recognize that this remote learning format is new for many of our families and even faculty. We ask that students and parents remain patient as we work through any bumps in the road as we roll out this initiative.
The expectations for school work are as follows:
- Teachers will review material currently covered in classes
- As appropriate, new content will be introduced
- There will be no tests or quizzes that count towards a students grade
- Projects may be given and assessed when students return to school and teachers have an opportunity to work with the students before the projects are completed and handed in.
A note about communication with the school:
Faculty and staff of the school will not be in school during this hiatus. All administrative office staff will be checking and responding to emails daily. Any families who have questions in relation to tuition payments and/or registration payments please reach out to Mrs. Deneen Colson. Any families who have questions in relation to BOOST, FACTS, and/or registration please reach out to Mrs. Danielle McNeill. Teachers will still have access to email as well, and students or families who have any questions about the remote learning environment or assignments should reach out to the teachers.
Although this may be a challenging time, we know that by working collaboratively and remaining positive we will be able to overcome the obstacles that have been put in front of us. Saints James and John Catholic School is a strong, powerful, faith-filled community, and we know that together we will meet the challenges ahead successfully.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many Prayers, Blessings, and Good Health to you and your family during this time.
Dr. Karmen Collins