"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Although this new school year is different, at times confusing, and certainly challenging, remember we are in this together, all one family within the shelter of God's loving hands. He and His Blessed Mother walk beside us everyday.
Please join my Google Classrooms! Use the class codes below:
4A/4B Religion: s6nbqde
5B Homeroom: zphf5mq
5A/5B Religion: 7p267nn
5A/5B Science: arlnq44v (the third item is a lower case L)
5A/5B Social Studies: lb744gs ( the first item is a lower case L)
**** THERE IS NO REMOTE LEARNING OPTION AT THIS TIME. THESE GUIDELINES WILL ONLY GO INTO EFFECT SHOULD A CLASS/SCHOOL GO ALL REMOTE ****
Remote LearningGuidelines-Grades 5-8
The following are guidelines for remote learning:
Remote Learning Attendance, Student Participation, and Work Submission ● Designate a workspace for remote learning. Keep supplies (computer, textbooks, workbooks, paper, pencils, etc.) easily accessible and organized. ● Open Zoom on your school issued computer and sign in with your St. Thomas email. ● To better replicate the classroom experience, all students will attend online classes with video on and microphones muted. This can be saved as an automatic default setting in a student’s Zoom account. ● Students will join class on time and follow all instructions given by the teacher. ● Teachers will take attendance by 7:55 A.M. After 7:55 A.M., the student will be marked absent. Students can be marked late if they log into a Zoom class by 11:00 A.M. and must also email their homeroom teacher at this time to notify them of their late attendance as well. Any entry beyond 11:00 A.M. will result in a student being marked absent. ● Students will follow along with the daily lessons (as if they are physically present in class). ● Classwork that is not checked as a whole group will need to be scanned and uploaded to the daily assignment posted on Google Classroom by 2:00 P.M. each day. ○ A scanning application such as the free application of Adobe Scan, a printer scanning option, the scan feature within Apple Notes, etc. can be utilized for this purpose. ○ Refrain from taking a photo/screenshot with a cell phone of student work for submission. This method does not produce quality images for review. ○ Students may create and submit a Google Doc to record their work as well, as deemed acceptable by his/her teacher.
Remote Learning Interaction ● While remote learning, students may not be able to communicate directly with the teacher during class instruction, students may email the teacher at any time during the school day. ● It is recommended that students write down any questions or circle any problems they are struggling with to be able to communicate the issues with the teacher when their time permits. ● Teachers will make every effort to respond by 3:00 P.M. to all student inquiries.
Graded Assessments and Assignments ● All whole group testing will be completed in real-time. ● Students may be required to pringan assessment, use paper and pencil, or submit a Google Doc or Form on Google Classroom. ● Some formats will need to be scanned and sent to the teacher as soon as it is completed and the test has ended. Teachers will communicate the preferred method of test submission individually. ● Some curricula including Reading Wonders, Holt McDougal Math, Pearson Spanish, Pearson Social Studies, etc. may require the student to open a new tab on their device while remaining on Zoom. ● Assistance with assessments is prohibited. Our school intends to assure that a valid evaluation of a student’s strengths and weaknesses are monitored with full authenticity. ● Late submission of classwork and assessments will be subject to grade deductions or receive no credit as determined by each teacher and/or as an assignment necessitates. ● Daily homework will need to be scanned and uploaded in the assigned GoogleClassroom tab by 7:30 A.M. the following morning as required by the teacher. Other assignments may be submitted as indicated by the teacher however, the deadline of 7:30 A.M. remains to remain streamline with students attending in-person instruction. *This is not an exhaustive list as this is a starting point of uncharted territory. If you or your child should have any questions, teachers are available during school hours from 7:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Teachers will make every effort to respond to you or your child’s questions in a timely manner.