First of all, I apologize that this email did not get sent yesterday afternoon. Some things came up, which delayed this process, but all is well now!
Below are the details of the online learning program for Saint Mary School. Each week, we will send more information, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to let us know!
Orientation: We will have a virtual orientation for all parents who have selected the online learning option on Monday, August 24th at 7:00pm. The Zoom invitation is below.
Digital Academy: This year, we will be utilizing a program called Digital Academy instead of SchoolSpeak. This program is much more comprehensive than our previous program, and there is an option to implement an online curriculum, so it will be set up just like a college course with step 1, step 2, step 3, etc. dropdown menus, which will help the students be more independent. Additionally, this new program allows the students to use one single login to access the assignments and video conferencing for their classroom, which will make this much easier! If you would like to explore this program before we release it to the entire school, please see the parent onboarding video, which can be found in the following link: https://www.digitalacademy.org/demo.html
Devices: If you need a device, please plan on coming to our Back-to-School Welcome Night on Sunday, August 23rd from 4:00pm-7:00pm. iPad sign-out will be available at that time.
Wifi: If you have any questions about getting wifi service to your home, please contact Mr. Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Scheduling: The teachers are finalizing their schedules, and as soon as this information is finalized, we will be sure to send it to you.
Teacher Assignments: We had over 80 students opt-in for the online learning option, so we are working diligently to separate the remaining students, make decisions about who will be teaching online, etc., and we should have this finalized in the next few days. As soon as we determine who will be your child's teacher, we will be sure to send this to you!
Weekly Email: Every week, we will be sending out a weekly email with updates, information, trouble-shooting tips, etc. for online learning. This will be in addition to our normal school newsletter. If you have any thing that you would like to see added to this, please feel free to let me know!
As always, please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions! __________________________________ Kayla Walton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Online Learning Orientation Time: Aug 24, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://cdeducation.zoom.us/j/82902067409?pwd=Qy9ybk9zQ0twd0RLVEcycCs3c0djdz09 Meeting ID: 829 0206 7409 Passcode: 7hKx49 One tap mobile +13126266799,,82902067409#,,,,,,0#,,681221# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,82902067409#,,,,,,0#,,681221# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 829 0206 7409 Passcode: 681221 Find your local number: https://cdeducation.zoom.us/u/kehCVoXtla --- God bless, Kayla Walton | Principal, Saint Mary School