Distance Learning

Student engaged in distance learning

For the past six years, St. Cassian School has implemented a successful distance learning program, connecting teachers with students through the use of technology to allow for classes to continue when circumstances require the school to close. Each day, students meet with their teachers online for full class instruction in each of their core subjects through a video conferencing platform.  In addition to daily online instruction, students have access to a wide-variety of instructional material and curriculum resources, including teacher-created instructional videos and online textbooks for Mathematics, Reading, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Religion. Through the use of Google Classroom, students are able to access supplemental instructional materials as well as complete and submit their daily assignments to their teachers for feedback and grading.  Tools such as ClassWorks, which has been used both in and out of the classroom to provide differentiated instruction, learning materials, and assessments to each of our students, also continues to be used as a part of distance learning. 

In this time of medical emergency resulting from COVID-19, which has required schools to close their doors, we at St. Cassian School have been able to leverage our established and successful distance learning program to keep the virtual doors of the school open and our students in Pre K3 - Eighth grade learning.  

During this time, daily instruction will consist of the following components:

 

  • Pre K-3 and 4 will connect live daily with their teacher through Google Meet and receive instructional videos. A packet with practice sheets was also sent home with the students.

  • Kindergarten through 3rd grade will connect with their teacher at least once daily through Google Meet.  Instructional videos will be paired with online lessons/assignments using the Wonders online literacy curriculum, the Envision online math program, as well as the Religion, Science and Social Studies curriculum resources.  The ClassWorks program will also be used to target differentiated (individualized) instruction.

  • Grade 4 will connect several times daily with their teacher using Google Meet.  Instructional videos will be coupled with various online resources in the core academic areas of Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies and Religion.  The ClassWorks program will also be used to target differentiated (individualized) instruction. Google Classroom will be the platform for receiving assignments and submitting work.

  • Grade 5 through 8 students will connect live with their core academic subject teachers following their usual daily instructional schedule. The ClassWorks individualized learning program and online resources in each of the academic areas (including Math, Science, Reading, Language Arts, and Religion) will be utilized. Google Classroom will be the platform for receiving assignments and submitting work.

Important: Please note that the teachers will take attendance every day during the Google Meet sessions.  Attendance will be recorded daily on PowerSchool, as well as reflected in the students’ report cards for the third trimester.

Need Help?

For students and parents, especially in the Pre-K and elementary grades, who are not familiar with Google Classroom and Google Meet, please see the informative letter with instructions for remote learning and links to video tutorials from Mrs. Jedynak. The letter includes all the information you’ll need to get our students started with remote learning. 

Finally, although technology is an amazing and powerful tool, we understand how frustrating it can be when it is not working properly.  Please know that we are here to help you. Please email Mrs. Jedynak at ajedynak@stcassianschool.org, if you require technical assistance.  For all other concerns, please email your child’s teacher or Mrs. Llanes at mllanes@stcassianschool.org.

Students engaged in distance learningStudent completing distance learning assignments


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