At Home Learning Plan

Purpose

St. Philip the Apostle has established the following At Home Learning Plan as an alternative way of delivering instruction to students when school cannot be in session due to inclement weather or other instances. It is meant to be utilized as an educational opportunity for students to minimize instructional loss and therefore, should not be viewed as optional but rather as required activities. Finally, it provides teachers and students the opportunity to collaborate virtually and develop digital skills.

Attendance

At Home Learning days will be counted as attendance days where students learn virtually from home. These days will be announced in advance, if possible, through SchoolSpeak and through various other school community communications. Attendance is taken by logging into SchoolSpeak. This must be done daily

Assignments

Grade PK-2 students will use Seesaw to receive their assignments and grades 3-8 students will use Google Classroom. Teachers may send an email or post assignments on SchoolSpeak as well as through these platforms. Assignments will be posted by 9:00 am on the At Home Learning day.

Resources will be provided for PE, Art, Technology, Spanish and Music. There will be no required assignments for these classes during At Home Learning days.

Assignments given are due by the posted due date. If a student cannot complete the assignment by the given due date, parents should notify the teacher so other arrangements can be made.

Grading

Assignments will be graded in accordance with school policy. The work will be counted toward the student’s final grade for the trimester. Students are expected to work independently on their assignment with occasional guidance from parents, as needed.

Responsibilities

In order to be successful, teachers, parents and students must work together to implement the At Home Learning Plan. The following outlines the responsibilities of each:

Responsibilities of teachers:

Responsibilities of parents

Responsibilities of students

        

Video-Conferencing Guidelines

        

We will continue to collaborate with parents, teachers and students and we work to facilitate an At Home Learning Plan that maximizes instruction for students when school is not in session. We appreciate the flexibility and dedication of all stakeholders as we work to clarify our plan.