In keeping with the guidelines and protocols for re-opening St. Rita School, the following requirements pertain to those students who have chosen to learn from home or need to learn from home for health-related issues:
1. Students will begin on-line learning at 8:15 AM (PreK at 8:30), with the expectation to end at the close of the scheduled school day - 2:30 PM for Pre-Kindergarten and 2:35 PM for grades Kindergarten to eight. Successful completion of assignments and readiness for assessment is contingent upon full participation in the school day. Each grade level will follow an appropriate classroom schedule throughout the day; students learning from home will be included in all activities and their participation incorporated into the workings of the school day.
Classroom schedules will include:
● Instructional Time
● Breaks for snack, lunch and recess
Schedules will differ grade to grade and will be explained fully by your child’s classroom teacher.
2. Attendance - will be taken in grades PreK3-5, and each class period in middle school. Student records will indicate that students attended remote live-streamed learning classes. Parents are required to notify the teacher and the school office if their child will be absent, and provide a reason.
3. Students should be set-up for learning in a designated spot, seated in a chair (not in bed or on the floor).
4. All materials and supplies should be ready for the day’s assignments.
5. Students at home must be using a school provided device, with the camera on at all times, and microphone muted when instructed by the teacher.
6. Students will be dressed in their regular school uniform (gym uniform on gym days only), without any non-uniform attire or unacceptable hair styles.
7. While online, students will not be eating or chewing gum. Please provide your child with a water bottle to keep them properly hydrated.
8. No pets or siblings should be distracting students while on-line as they are in a school learning environment. Students should not be playing with toys or on another technology device (such as a tablet or cell phone).
9. Teachers will schedule breaks for on-line students concurrent with classroom breaks, including, but not limited to, snack, lunch, recess and bathroom use.
10. For health and safety reasons, in-person extra-curricular activities, including, but not limited to, sports, the play, and choir, are not conducive for students choosing to learn from home. When possible, clubs suitable to on-line participation will be available to all students.
11. Teacher-prepared materials for each succeeding week will be available for pick-up on Friday afternoon between 3:00 and 5:00 PM. Parents are responsible to pick-up needed materials on Friday in order for your child to be prepared for learning the following week. Should no additional materials be needed for the upcoming week the teacher will communicate that to parents in advance.
12. Scheduling for students learning from home will be adjusted per the school calendar.
13. Teachers will contact parents with instructions and necessary information regarding your child's distance learning. Technology devices, textbooks, and additional materials will be ready for pick-up at school.
14. Parents choosing to have their child(ren) return to in-school learning may do so ONLY at the end of a trimester (late November, early March).