March 25, 2020
I hope this email finds you and your student(s) settling into a routine with the STVM online learning platform. The teachers continue to provide engaging lessons and activities and are making themselves available to students during online office hours (scheduled 2-3 hours each week). Please continue to encourage your student(s) to utilize all of the school resources available to them. The tutors and school counselors are available for individual help and assistance as needed.
The administration sent a survey to students and teachers at the end of last week to gauge how everyone is adapting to distance learning. The feedback from students was predominantly positive, with some great suggestions for how we can make some minor adjustments which will enable more students to experience success. A number of students identified that it is difficult for them to stay organized, to keep track of what assignments are due and when live lessons are scheduled to occur. As a result of that student feedback, beginning this week, each teacher has included a “Week at a Glance” document which allows students to see everything for each class during the current week in one location.
Digital Spirit Week
This week we are encouraging students and faculty to participate in a "Virtual Spirit Week" through a variety of themed days. We started Monday with a "Beach Day," continued with "Tuesday as Pajama Day," and today is "Favorite Team Jersey Day." Students and faculty are sharing images of their participation on a variety of STVM social media sites in order to stay connected with one another during our practice of social distancing. We’d welcome parent participation as well! Thursday’s theme is “USA” and Friday is “All Out Green and Gold.”