COVID-19 UPDATE FOR SMHS COMMUNITY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(M-F). Teachers are posting all assignments through Schoology since it is our main communication platform. While teachers are using some new tools to implement their curriculum, these tools are linked through Schoology.
family is undergoing higher levels of stress during this time.
If a student is sick or unable to attend any school day(s) during our remote learning phase, parents are required to email the SMHS Attendance office email@example.com within 24 hours of the student's absence. Students cannot excuse their own absence.
Zoom is a video conferencing service, which allows our students and teachers to interface with each other in real time for more "face-to-face" connection. Some teachers may record these sessions so that they can be shared with students who may have missed the session or who wish to review certain sections again. These recordings will only be made available to students who are enrolled in the particular class and who have been given a link from their teacher to join the session.
When are sports going to return to play?
The CIF will put out a statement on April 3 to discuss the status of spring sports.
The CIF is considering several different scenarios ranging from adjusted league play only to some type of Section championship.
Students are NOT allowed to work out alone or in the presence of a coach. The facilities at SMHS are closed the public.
8th grade parents will receive this information in the mail if we have not resumed classes on campus by May.
WAYS TO COPE WITH STRESS, ANXIETY AND DISTRESS
Protect yourself and other from COVID-19
Prevent the virus from spreading including practicing good hygiene and social distancing.
What are the things within my control?
Am I overestimating the likelihood of the worst-case scenario?
What strategies have helped me cope with challenging situations in the past that will
serve me well during this time?
What is a small helpful or positive action that I can take now?
Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.
UPDATE TO SCHOOL STATUS - APRIL 3, 2020
Dear Catholic School Community:
As we head into Holy Week, it is without a doubt, this is a Lent we will never forget! Truly, this has been a challenging time for all of us. As we continue this journey, we need to remember that we are in this crisis together and Jesus is with us in the midst of it all. We need to believe this and we need to trust Him.
We wanted to brief you on our campus closures. We expect campuses to remain closed through the remainder of the school year; however, schools will return to their campuses earlier if public health officers deem it safe for them to do so. We will continue to work with public health authorities, and we will keep you updated as our country's response to COVID-19 evolves.
Rest assured that as when we started this journey, our administrators, faculty and staff remain faithful to our Catholic identity, our academic standards, and our school communities, keeping our students engaged, learning, and connected. In the weeks to come, we will share details regarding reporting, instructional objectives, grading and assessments, summer opportunities, and plans for major events, including graduations and Baccalaureate Masses. In the meantime, we hope you take comfort in knowing the following:
- Teachers will continue to deliver curriculum, with a focus on readiness for the next grade level.
- Completion of student work will be required.
- Student learning will be assessed and recorded.
- Community connection will continue to be embedded into the lives of our students and families.
- Catholic identity will continue to be central to our work together.
- Directives from higher educational institutions are being monitored to create an alignment with diocesan remote learning plans.
We continue to keep you and yours in our prayers. We ask that you keep us in yours.
|Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta
Bishop of Stockton
|Marian DeGroot Graham
Director for Catholic Schools
UPDATE FROM BISHOP AND CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE - MARCH 27, 2020
|Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta
Bishop of Stockton
|Marian DeGroot Graham
Director for Catholic Schools
ONLINE LEARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED - MARCH 19, 2020
ONLINE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS - MARCH 17, 2020
- Teachers will post a weekly agenda on Mondays on Schoology for students with due dates so students can plan their 7 classes for the week.
- Teachers will communicate with students through Schoology.
- Teachers will share their office hours through Schoology. Students can chat, Zoom or email teachers with questions during office hours.
- Students are expected to check in daily to each class through Schoology. Academic counselors and teachers will be monitoring Schoology check-ins and coursework deadlines.
SMHS MOVING TO ONLINE INSTRUCTION - MARCH 16, 2020
- It is imperative that students check Schoology for each class every day as well as their student email (gmail) accounts.
- Teachers will be posting instructional videos, class materials and assignments regularly on Schoology and communicate via email/Schoology.
- All assignments will have due dates and students are expected to meet these deadlines.
- Students will continue to adhere to their teachers' policies and expectations, which will be communicated to students when assignments are given.
- The format of such individual access will be established by each teacher as they determine the best format for such communication (email/video conferencing, etc.)
- The academic counseling department will continue to provide support for students. Students should not hesitate to reach out to their counselors during this time.
- If you have not registered for next year's classes, please login to PowerSchool to do so. Watch the Video Guide on the Parent/Student Portal for assistance.
- Email a photo or scan of your parent-signed course requests to your counselor. In order to schedule you for the 2020-21 school year, your parent must sign your course requests page and you must submit a photo or scan of this page to your counselor.
- The Online Registration Portal will remain open until Monday, March 23 at 10:00 pm.
- If you have questions regarding registration for the 2020-21 school year, please contact your academic counselor.
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP COTTA - MARCH 14, 2020
As a follow up to previous communications, we want to reiterate that the public's health and safety are paramount to the Diocese of Stockton and our school community. While there have been no confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses within our school, we want to ensure that we are acting with prudence and diligence for the best interest of our students, teachers, and families.
We do understand the tremendous burden this may place on our families, and only after careful consideration and in light of the fluid nature of this pandemic, the Bishop has announced that all schools within the Diocese of Stockton, will suspend onsite instruction from March 16 - March 27, 2020. We plan to re-open school on March 30, 2020.
This closure includes any planned large gatherings that are not essential, including fundraisers, community events, and field trips. School buildings will not be open to children, parents, or community members during this time. However, if your student needs his/her books or materials s/he will be able to access his/her locker between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16.
In preparation for this possibility, our teachers have developed remote learning plans to provide continuity in learning. The implementation of this remote learning model will alleviate additional school days being added to the end of the school year.
Yesterday, teachers asked students to take home their books and essential materials they may need. Teachers will be posting lessons and communicating with students and parents via Schoology and/or email. Over the course of the next two weeks, teachers will continue to deliver course content, monitor students' work and provide feedback via Schoology and other online tools. To stay updated on schoolwork, it is essential that your student have his/her iPad or have access to a laptop/PC.
On Monday, teachers will convene at Saint Mary's to prepare for this transition to remote learning. While we realize that in-person class time is optimal for students, we are fortunate to have Schoology already in place, which is a robust learning management system that teachers and students already know how to use. Recently, we have added some useful tools that integrate with Schoology and that will enhance teachers' interactions with students. Over the next few days, teachers will work on adapting their curricula for remote learning and acquiring more hands-on training on tools that will provide optimal interactions for their particular discipline. In the meantime, where possible, teachers will post relevant assignments via Schoology. Please have your student continue to check Schoology and school email for any new assignments and communications from their teachers. In addition, please continue to monitor your email as we continue to update you. As our teachers and students make this sudden transition, please know that we intend to offer the same level of curricula for our students.
We thank you for your patience and prayers.
COVID-19 UPDATE FOR SMHS COMMUNITY - MARCH 12, 2020
- Centers for Disease Control
- California Department of Public Health
- Your Local Public Health Services Agency
- Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill. If you have reason to believe you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, please inform Principal Kathy Smith immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
- Incoming Frosh Registration, Class of 2024 - Registration forms will be mailed and must be completed and returned by April 1st.
- March 31 - Senior Parent Graduation Meeting - listen to Kathy Smith's Message to Seniors
- April1 -3, Drill Virtual Clinic & Tryouts
- April 4, ACT Off Campus, Postponed
- April 6 - 8, Cheer Virtual Clinic & Tryouts
- April 7, Class Officer Elections Postponed
- April 9 - 17, Easter Holiday
email@example.com within 24 hours of the student's absence. Students cannot excuse their own absence.
Seniors - Stay Updated
Math Lab Open!
Do you need help with math? Beginning April 3, sign up for a
10-minute tutorial slot and log on to the zoom meeting during your
designated time. Student tutors and Mrs. Howze will be available to help you with your math questions. Here are the details:
• Math Tutorial Lab is available each day, Monday – Friday, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sign up for a 10-minute slot on the Google Form starting from 1 p.m. the day before your desired appointment until 10:30 a.m. on the day of your desired appointment. Time slots will reset each day at 12:30 p.m.
• Sign up for an available 10-minute slot via this Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GaInTXDy4UgmMLdkC3Yb
Note – if someone’s name is in the slot, it means that time is
taken for that day, please choose another time.
• To join the Math Tutorial, click on the Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/589515369?pwd=SzdaZlRhQ2NEL1ozTkhYU2
and enter the following password: 218787
Note – Only join the Zoom meeting during your designated
time slot, please DO NOT arrive early.
Senate and Cabinet applications are now being accepted by the Deans' Office.
If you are interested in serving as part of this senior-class leadership organization for the 2020-2021 school year, please submit the online application to the Deans' Office, and request your faculty recommendation by April 8th, 2020. Senate/Cabinet Application: https://forms.gle/89JY7j5nPppoW5Vo9 Please reach out to Mrs. Ripa or Mr. Zanini with any questions.
AP Students - UPDATE
ACT Test Update
For more information, please visit: act.org
Christian Service Program
Registration for Returning Students
Electronic Use Policy
This sends your request into our ticketing system where we can focus on solving your issue.
This will ring to both of the IT staffs' numbers, wherever we are.
We recommend using these two methods to be sure the first available person can assist you.