The purpose of our remote learning program is to ensure that learning continues on days when we are unable to be physically present at Marist. During this time, teachers provide instruction to students virtually, using an online platform like PlusPortals or Google Classroom. Online experiences may include assignments posted via PlusPortals, individual or group work completed in Google (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, etc.), viewing a short video and responding, discussion boards, real-time video conferencing with Google Hangouts, flipped classroom lessons, and lessons on various apps.
Students are also encouraged to take advantage of learning opportunities outside of the traditional school day. In addition to guaranteeing continuity of learning, remote learning will better prepare students for college classes as many college courses expect learners to be engaged and responsive in a virtual learning environment.
Our remote learning days will be organized daily as follows:
Just as in-class participation is critical to learning, full participation is necessary for student learning and student growth to occur. The remote learning format strives to maintain the same level of instruction and interaction between teacher and students as is experienced during a traditional school day.
Both teachers and students have roles in the remote learning process, and the information exchange between them is critical for learning to occur. Outlined below are the expectations for how we will navigate the exchange of information.
Students with an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) are entitled to their accommodations. Teachers will be mindful of the pacing of their courses in creating assignments, activities, and assessments for students with accommodations, and they will work to mirror their current course expectations. Teachers were reminded that when making decisions about students with accommodations, they need to consider whether the problems a student might be having are a result of excess work-flow or a lack of understanding of content.
Should a student be in need of assistance, please reach out to Ms. Garber at email@example.com or Ms. Eisenmenger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our school counseling team will be available and accessible via email on a daily basis from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Should you need to reach your school counselor for any reason email them. The counselors are available to work with the students, especially those who are struggling, and can help them navigate this new learning format and any of the anxieties associated with it.
The administrative team will be available on a daily basis. If a student is struggling or you need support with anything, email Mr. Kay at email@example.com or Ms. Miesnik at firstname.lastname@example.org . All of us are here to support students and families in any way possible, so do not hesitate to reach out.
For those students who do not have internet service and/or cannot access internet service from a public place, here are a few suggestions:
Marist has always prided itself in the delivery of a holistic education, addressing Mind, Body, and Spirit. Please refer to the newly designed homepage at www.marist.org for opportunities for service, physical and emotional well-being, and spiritual reflection. These activities help us stay connected as a Marist family.