March 18, 2020

Dear Parents,

Good afternoon! I just want to share some things that we’ve learned over the first few days of online instruction.

Beginning on Thursday, March 19, teachers will begin conducting live lessons following the traditional school day schedule. Teachers are not required to do a live lesson, but many have chosen to go that route. The schedule below will alleviate any conflicts with scheduled live lessons that may have occurred Tuesday and Wednesday. If your student is unavailable to log-on at the specified time, the lesson will be recorded and posted to the classroom for viewing at a later date/time. Teachers with a first period class have the option of holding the live lesson from 8-8:43 am or 3-3:43 pm. Live lesson times will be shared on the Google Classroom for each individual class. 

Period 1 - 8:00-8:43 am or 3:00-3:43 pm
Period 2 - 9:06-9:49 am
Period 3 - 9:53-10:36 am
Period 4 - 10:40-11:23 am
Period 5 - 11:27-12:10 pm
Period 6 - 12:43-1:26 pm
Period 7 - 1:30-2:13 pm
Period 8 - 2:17-3:00 pm

It is critical that students check their emails daily . While most information will be shared through the Google Classrooms, a teacher may contact your student directly through email. Encourage students to pick a set time each day to check emails - either first thing in the morning or at the end of the school day. Research shows that maintaining a structured schedule will improve retention of material. Routine and repetition increase successful learning. This article provides some helpful hints on online learning: Four Keys to Establishing Schedules and Routines for Online Students

Some other things to consider :
  • Create a workspace with minimal distractions.
  • Set a daily routine:
  • Wake up at the same time each day
  • Eat breakfast
  • Check email
  • Log in to Google Classroom
  • Continue to connect with friends and classmates, while observing social distancing.
  • Take breaks as needed
  • Consider a quick walk
  • Grab a drink and/or snack 

Please remember that when questions arise about a specific class, it is best to contact the teacher directly. While the administration is certainly willing to assist, it will take longer to get an answer if questions have to go through multiple individuals before getting an answer. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support as each day brings new and unexpected challenges. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your students. Stay safe and God Bless.

Kimberlee Gorr
We are a Catholic school in the Marianist Tradition and the  only  STEM designated Catholic high school in the State of Ohio.