In reaction to the hot declarations referring to COVID-19, all of St. Scholastica Academy’s lecturers and occasions are going virtual so as to offer protection to our group.
All upcoming occasions, together with Falaya Fling, Alumnae Luncheon, Alumnae Easter Egg Hunt, and Grandparents Day, have both been postponed, canceled or taken virtual. And all pupil categories and classwork will probably be held on-line till additional understand.
Beyond the school room, the primary online-centric tournament deliberate is the Falaya Fling, which will probably be hung on Saturday, March 21. It will kick off at five:30 p.m. with a reside publish at the St. Scholastica Academy Facebook web page, which can lead right into a virtual bidding gala. “Snag the Bag” tickets will probably be to be had to buy at the Falaya Fling Facebook web page, and additional information referring to this essential fundraising tournament will probably be introduced by way of social media or e-mail.
As for the scholars, they’ll take part of their distance-learning schedules from nine a.m.. to two:30 p.m. each and every week, Monday thru Friday. Every hour, the scholars will test in with their academics, relying on their private block schedules, by way of logging onto their elegance web page web page.
The coursework required for each and every elegance differs, relying at the issue and commonplace paintings of the category. Teachers will deploy studying instrument, similar to Google Classroom, to create and test assignments and a videoconferencing platform, similar to Zoom, to create an internet collaboration to carry the categories to lifestyles.
The academics are having an overly certain enjoy to this point.
Geometry instructor John Glorioso reported, “Periods A and B worked great with Zoom this morning. The girls seemed to be upbeat and happy to see each other on their computers.”
Sociology instructor Joe Adragna agreed. “Girls really enjoyed the discussion board, and it was clear that they all missed each other. Got some good substantive discussion happening,” he stated.
Chemistry instructor Kim Bartlett, teaching from house, stated, “We are doing great. I did a lab in my kitchen with my chemistry girls through Zoom.”
My private enjoy with distance studying has been certain to this point, and the lecturers and school were figuring out and affected person on this attempting time. So, take that COVID-19. We’ve were given your antidote!