St. Barbara School Virtual Learning Handbook 2020-2021

 
St. Barbara School Virtual Learning Handbook 2020-2021
St. Barbara School
Virtual Learning Handbook
         2020-2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Topic                                                 Page
Virtual Learning Introduction                          2
        Distance Learning
School Communication                                         2
        Office Hours
        Parent Contact Information
Distance Learning                                            3
        Introduction
        Weekly School Schedule
        Student Workload
        Teacher-Posted Assignments
        Submission of Student Work
        Assessments
        Grading
Student Expectations for Distance Learning                    5
        Attendance
        Google Meet /Zoom Behavior
        Removal from Google Meet
        Dress Code
        Student Accountability
        Academic Integrity
        Communicating with Teachers
        Acceptable Use of Technology
        Online Educational Tools
        Tech Support
        Staying Connected
Parental Advice for Distance Learning                            8
        Parental Role
        Learning Space
        Set Clear Expectations
Grade Level Information                                       10
        K - 8th Grade
        Specials
        Intervention
Attendance Policy                                                16

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Virtual Learning Introduction
In order to ensure the continuance of academic excellence at St. Barbara Catholic School, guidelines have
been established to support the preservation of high standards. Although every situation cannot be known or
foreseen, this handbook sets a framework for successful learning within the virtual learning environment. All
policies contained in this manual are in effect during periods of any form of virtual learning. Adjustments must
be approved by the School Principal and Designated Pastor. With a move to virtual learning, students will be
utilizing technology and various technology tools in the home. To ensure parental awareness of online activity,
please be actively involved and aware of what tools your children are using within your home for their
classwork.

Virtual learning is characterized by a structured learning environment to enhance the educational opportunities,
providing that instruction is teacher-led, and will have synchronous (happens in real-time) and/or asynchronous
(happens on the student’s time within school deadlines) components to allow for live instruction as well as
independent student work.

There will be one form of virtual learning at SBS:
● Distance Learning -indicates that school is closed and the entire K-8 population is learning from home.

                                             School Communication
Communication should be maintained between administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students to
guarantee a successful transition to virtual learning. You may contact the school office at (330)-833-9510. Your
child(ren)’s teacher contact information will be shared with you once students are assigned to classrooms.
Additionally, the SBS admin team contact info is as follows:

 TITLE                             NAME                    EMAIL

 School Reverend                   Father Brian Cline      frcline@saintbarbaraparish.com

 School Principal                  Marisa Stoll            mstoll@saintbarbaraparish.com

 School Assistant Principal &      Ashley Cross            across@youngstowndiocese.org
 Kindergarten Teacher

 School Secretary                  Lisa Spinden            stbarbaraelem@youngstowndiocese.org

 1st Grade Teacher                 Ashley Gordon           agordon@saintbarbaraparish.com

 2nd Grade Teacher                 Abbie Geiger            ageiger@saintbarbaraparish.com

 3rd Grade Teacher                 Tammy Berg              tberg@saintbarbaraparish.com

 4th Grade Homeroom                William Ress            wress@saintbarbaraparish.com
 Math/Science

 5th Grade Homeroom                Mackenzie Brenner       mbrenner@saintbarbaraparish.com
 Religion

 6th Grade Homeroom                Olivia Casenhiser       ocasenhiser@saintbarbaraparish.com
 Teacher/Intervention Specialist

 7/8th Grade Homeroom Social       Sarah Knight            sknight@saintbarbaraparish.com
 Studies/ELA

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Communication from the admin team will be delivered when necessary to families in regard to
important school news and community updates. The methods of communication from the admin team will
include:
● Email: stbarbaraelem@youngstowndiocese.org
● School Webpage : https://www.starkcountycatholicschools.org/stbarbara_home.aspx
● Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/StBarbaraMassillon/
● School Dojo : https://teach.classdojo.com/#/schools/558089186f0c41f11aa80138/story

The school admin team, along with other members of the faculty/staff, will strive to respond to
inquiries within 24 business hours. While an in-depth response may not always be practical due to time
constraints or the breadth/nature of the inquiry, SBS employees will make their best efforts to, minimally,
acknowledge receipt of the inquiry by responding in some context.

Office Hours
    ● During distance learning, office hours at SBS will be 8:00 am - 3:00 pm on Monday through Friday
    ● Visitors are by advance appointment only and, upon entrance, will be screened for medical purposes
       and require a mask
    ● Walk-in appointments will not be accepted

Parent Contact Information
In order for our school to contact you in an appropriate and timely manner, it is necessary that we have current
contact information from all families. This includes home/email addresses, home/cell phone numbers, etc.
When/if personal information has changed, please contact school office to make the required adjustments so
that we can ensure you receive timely notifications. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please
contact our school office at (330) 833-9510 or email the school stbarbaraelem@youngstowndiocese.org.

                                              DISTANCE LEARNING
Introduction
Distance Learning is defined by K-8 learning taking place during a day, or lengthier period of time, when school
is closed. This could be a situation as brief as a snow day or as long as an extended closure by order of the
Governor. In either situation, all K-8 students will be required to participate in class work from home while
instruction is delivered/facilitated by SBS teachers.

Weekly Schedule
The instruction and assignments for distance learning will be Monday-Friday for students and teachers.
Wednesday is virtual Mass Day at 9:00am.
The tentative general format of each day will be as follows, for specifics, please refer to your grade
level schedule
● 8:00 Login into Google account
● 8:15 Morning prayer/pledge/announcements
● 8:15 -12:00 (instruction)
● 11:45-12:50 *See specific grade level schedule for independent lunch and physical activity
● 1:00-2:30 (instruction / independent work time)
● 2:30 (end of day prayer; the “Our Father” is to be prayed independently)

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Student Workload
A reasonable amount of work will be assigned to students during distance learning. Teachers will take into
account that students typically move at a slower pace on distance learning days compared to face-to-face
instruction. Because students learn at different paces and some are more independent than others, the school
cannot ensure the amount of time it will take an individual student to complete distance learning assignments.
Teachers, however, will be prudent in the amount of work assigned to students based on a variety of factors
such as understanding of content, the complexity of the assignment, length of assignments, etc. Please note
that the workload for students will be based on grade level and curriculum guidelines. In other words,
students in middle school will have a higher level of work assigned compared to students in elementary school.
Each grade level will use various online educational tools for instruction. Please see grade level pages for
commonly used online educational tools.

Teacher-Posted Assignments
● Assignments for K-8 students will be posted on Class Dojo and/or Google Classroom.
● Assignments will be posted by 8:00 am on each instructional day

Submission of Student Work K- 3
● Assignments in core classes (non-specials and / or electives) are due by 8:00 am the day after they are
assigned, unless otherwise posted by the teacher
       ○ Monday assignments are due on Tuesday @ 8:00 am
       ○ Tuesday assignments are due on Wednesday @ 8:00 am
       ○ Wednesday assignments are due on Thursday @ 8:00 am
       ○ Thursday assignments are due on Friday @ 8:00 am
       ○ Friday assignments are due on the following Monday @ 8:00 am

● All work must be turned in digitally by Google Classroom, e-mail, or Class Dojo
       ○K-2: Some work must be turned in physically by appointment only in order to receive credit. The
       teacher will communicate this via ClassDojo, Google Classroom, or email.
● Assignments in grades K-3 are based upon standards, meaning students will receive a 0, 1, 2, 3, based on
accuracy and completion of assignments
       ○ if the student can proficiently complete the skill with no help they will receive a 3
       ○ if the student completes the skill at a satisfactory level, however needs some help and support they
       will receive a 2
       ○ if the student cannot complete the skill without prompting and support the student
       will receive a 1
       ○ if the student shows no effort and cannot/does not complete the skill at all, the student
       will receive a 0
● Teachers will deliver feedback on assignments via Google Classroom, Class Dojo, Facts, or Email.

Submission of Student Work 4-8
● Assignments in core classes (non-specials) are due by 8:00 am the day after they are assigned, unless
otherwise posted by the teacher.
       ○ Monday assignments are due on Tuesday @ 8:00 am
       ○ Tuesday assignments are due on Wednesday @ 8:00 am
       ○ Wednesday assignments are due on Thursday @ 8:00 am
       ○ Thursday assignments are due on Friday @ 8:00 am
       ○ Friday assignments are due on the following Monday @ 8:00 am
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● All work must be turned in digitally via Google Classroom, unless otherwise posted by the teacher.
● Assignments in grades 4-8 are based on a 60/40 grade scale.
       ○ 60% of the grade will be based on practice, this includes homework and classwork
       ○ 40% of the grade will be based on assessments, this includes tests(assessments), projects, quizzes,
       and presentations
● Teachers will provide feedback on assignments as needed via Google Classroom, ClassDojo, or email

Assessments K- 8
During distance learning, measuring student progress will continue to occur by using a variety of instructional
methods that are appropriate and dependent on the grade level of the student. Distance learning assessments
will be similar, if not the same, to what students and teachers use in the classroom. Students will have time in
their daily schedule to complete tests and quizzes so questions should be directed to the teacher during that
specific time.

Grading
● Grades are based on assignments that reflect learning goals and objectives for each instructional area
● Teachers will continue to follow Ohio State Standards and Catholic Identity Standards
● Since distance learning poses a unique learning environment, parents/students should never hesitate to
contact the teacher first when assignments or grading are unclear
● Teachers will continue to follow the grading scale implemented in their classrooms.
● Grades for standards based assignments will be communicated with daily feedback (K-3)
● Grades for general assignments will be posted in FACTS and/or Google Classroom (4-8)
● Grades for assessments and projects will be posted in FACTS (4-8) or Google Classroom

                                   Student Expectations for Distance Learning
During distance learning, students are expected to adhere to the following requirements: Attendance
       ● If a student is ill and cannot participate in the day's lessons, a parent is expected to email the
       homeroom teacher AND call the front office by 8:00 am
                ○ Per school policy, students will have one day per sick day to make up missed assignments
       ● Students are required to attend all scheduled Google Meet, Zoom, or other online teacher-led
       sessions (this maybe multiple times per day & students are required to attend ALL for full credit
       attendance)
                ○ If a student does not attend a required online meet session and the parent did not inform the
                teacher of this absence prior to the meeting, it will be treated as an unexcused absence
                ○ If a student only attends partial sessions, they will be counted as a half day absent
                ○ Teachers will not be able to make up the missed online session, because of the daily structure
                of distance learning
                ○ If a student misses an online session, it will be his/her responsibility to complete the work and
                submit it on time

In addition, during distance learning, students are expected to adhere to the following school attendance
requirements:
In order to ensure continuous progress in school, regular attendance and habits of punctuality are essential.
The school defines proper procedures as:
    ● The parent(s) should phone the school before 9:00 am giving the reason and the approximate length of
        absence.
    ● A written excuse, explaining the reason for absence, signed and dated by the parent, must be
        presented upon a student’s return to school.
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●   Persistent absences may cause serious academic problems (including but not limited to grade or
       course failure.) The administration or the class teacher will normally review the matter with parents
       before a decision is made at the discretion of the administration. Persistent absences may also result in
       the student being subject to appropriate disciplinary action and notification to the local truancy officer.
   ●    Except in cases of emergency as determined by the principal/administration and/or a faculty member
       (as applicable or necessary), a student may only (a) be released from school with the prior written
       authorization of the student's parent, or (b) leave the school grounds with the prior authorization from
       the principal/administration.

Assignments
   ● Assignments in K-3 that are not submitted on time can be subject to a 0
      on the report card for standards based learning
   ● Assignments in grades 4-8 that are not submitted on time are subject to a 10% grade reduction
             ○ If at all possible, we ask that parents refrain from scheduling appointments during instructional
             hours
   ● Since distance learning is online, if a family goes on vacation during this time, students are expected
      to complete their assignments and submit them on time each day
             ○ Any difficulties pertaining to this expectation should be clearly communicated with the
             classroom teacher prior to traveling

Online Instruction: Google Meet/Zoom Behavior
Whether teaching and instruction are conducted in a brick and mortar building or in a distance learning
environment, the high standards of behavior held by St. Barbara Catholic School must be maintained. Distance
learning classrooms are real classrooms and appropriate student behavior is expected both in speech and in
action.
    ● Students are encouraged to review the Parent & Student Handbook policies with their parents, with
        particular attention to the section pertaining to student conduct
    ● Students should be in their designated workspace with their materials, prepared to actively participate
        in the lesson at least 5 minutes prior to their assigned meeting time
                 ○When students attend an online meeting, please make sure of the following:
                        ▪ The designated workspace location for the meeting is not in a high traffic area of the
                        house which could cause distractions for the student, their peers, and the teacher
                        ▪ Be aware of wi-fi locations in designated workspaces and make sure the area where a
                        student will attend online meetings has a strong wi-fi connection
    ● Students are expected to be out of bed, dressed, and prepared to attend an online meeting
    ● Students are required to wear headphones while participating in online meetings
    ● Students and parents should phrase communication with teachers and classmates in a polite and
        courteous manner. Inappropriate, offensive, or threatening comments; misrepresentation of identity,
        and/or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
    ● Any chat features that are available through the online meeting platform are for class use only, and
        should not be used to have personal conversations between students
    ● Students should follow their teachers’ distance learning classroom procedures
    ● Cell phones (unless being used for the Google Meet session) and video games are not permitted
    ● Due to the limited digital face to face time, food should not be consumed during a online meeting
        as it can be distracting for other students and contribute to chrome book malfunctioning
    ● All online sessions will be recorded by the teacher

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Removal from Google Meet/Zoom
Students displaying behaviors that are infractions of the handbook (distance learning handbook and parent-
student handbook) are subject to removal from the online meeting sessions. If a student is removed from an
online meeting he/she will still be required to complete all assignments associated with the online session.
Before a student can return to the online sessions, a conference will be held with parent, student, teacher, and
administrator (if needed).

Dress code
Appropriate dress for both teachers and students while attending an online meeting is expected. Students are
expected to be well-groomed, dressed in their school polo or gym t-shirt (only on gym days), and ready for
instruction. Being in pajamas is never permitted in an online class. Please follow the dress down guidelines in
our Parent & Student Handbook.

Student Accountability
Students will be receiving and are responsible for a Chromebook (3-8). Each student & parent must review and
sign the St. Barbara Technology Agreement in order to be issued a device. Families will be responsible for any
lost or damaged devices. Apps and Chrome extensions should not be downloaded unless instructed to by the
teacher.

After initial setup and routines are formed, students need to be as independent as possible with minimal parent
interaction. It is important for students to learn how to log-in, adjust the volume, and maneuver devices on their
own. If at any time during distance learning a student is having difficulty please reach out to the child’s teacher
to help rectify the problem.

Academic Integrity
Policies on academic integrity and cheating as stated in the Parent & Student Handbook also apply in the
distance learning classroom.
        ● Student work submitted must be authentic in order to demonstrate content/skill mastery. It is
        important for teachers to have a clear picture of how their students are understanding and processing
        concepts taught
        ● It is understood that students will communicate with each other; however, students must submit their
        own work and not work that is a reflection of another student
        ● While parental guidance is essential to student learning, it is important that the final work submitted
        reflects the students' understanding and work of the curriculum.
        ● Avoid situations that might contribute to cheating or plagiarizing which includes parents completing
        student work
        ● Cite information, articles, and quotes where applicable and age-appropriate

Communicating With Teachers
Every student in K-8 will have their own SBS email account to be used for communication and access to online
programs. When appropriate, students should email teachers with any concerns or questions from their St.
Barbara email account. If parental assistance is needed, parents should contact the teachers directly from their
own accounts. Teachers will respond within 24 business hours to email communications. Please keep in
mind that during the instructional day teachers will be delivering instruction to their students and not able to
respond immediately.

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Acceptable Use of Technology
Students and parents are expected to review the ‘Acceptable Technology & Internet Use’ section of the Parent
& Student Handbook (pg. 10-14). This section outlines safe practices of using technology and their acceptable
uses. Students are expected to use the school issued device to complete all distance learning, online
meetings, and assignments.

Online Educational Tools
During a distance learning period, students will use various online educational tools. Please check specific
grade level information pages for the possible online educational tools that will be used. School-wide, teachers
and students will use Google Classroom, Class Dojo, Google Meet, Zoom, and Go Guardian.
       ● Google Classroom is designed for student usage
                ○ Teachers will distribute daily assignments, videos, and support material on this online
                educational tool
                ○ Students will be able to submit assignments using this online educational tool
                ○ Students must be logged in with their St. Barbara e-mail account to access these materials
       ● Class Dojo will continue to be used as an informational tool for parents and students
                ○ This is an additional way for teachers to communicate daily assignments, announcements,
                and other information
       ● Google Meet/Zoom will be used as our digital classroom meeting for face to face instruction between
       students and teachers
       ● Go Guardian software used by teachers to monitor students’ screens in real time during the school
       day, to easily manage all student used devices, better understand their students, and keep them safer
       online. Teachers have the ability to close and open tabs if needed, and to ensure that students are on
       task. Teachers also have the ability to send messages to specific students to provide support and
       feedback.

Tech Support
        ● For technology issues including student accounts, a student device, or the FACTS Family Portal,
        parents should contact their student’s teacher.
        ● For online resource support, please contact the student’s teacher who is utilizing that online resource
Staying Connected
        To help our school community stay connected during distance learning, families are encouraged to
        visit, share, tag, and/or post to the following two official social media sites:
● Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/StBarbaraMassillon/
● School Dojo : https://teach.classdojo.com/#/schools/558089186f0c41f11aa80138/story
                                      Parental Advice for Distance Learning
Parent Role
One of the best things a parent can do for their child(ren) is to reinforce that online learning is as important as
face-to-face interaction. Some important tips and reminders for parents are below:
● Parents are not expected to take the place of their child’s teacher
● Parents should play a supporting role, and encourage their children to remain actively engaged in their
learning
● A good rule of thumb is to keep your child(ren) focused and thinking critically
        ○ Struggling should be allowed and encouraged in children
        ○ Remind your child(ren) that becoming independent critical thinkers takes time and practice
● Establish incentives and consequences

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● Remember, completing an assignment is the student’s responsibility. Any and all assignments have been
selected in order to assess the student. If suspected that an assignment has been completed by others, the
teacher holds the right to reassign the given assignment and/or give an incomplete

Learning Space
Children will achieve their best work in a quiet, comfortable, and dedicated space devoted to learning. Ideally,
this will be a different space than where they normally play games, watch television, and sleep. Make sure it is
quiet, free from distractions, and has a good internet connection. Make sure an adult monitors distance
learning. Keep doors open, and practice good digital safety.

Set Clear Expectations
It is important to develop good habits from the start. Create a flexible routine and talk about how it’s working
over time.
● Keep normal bedtime routines, including normal rules for digital devices
● Help your child(ren) wake up, get dressed, and be ready to learn at a reasonable time
● Review your child’s schedule and daily assignments during the 8:00 am - 8:15 am window
● Teachers will communicate regularly through online educational tools
         ○ Make sure everyone knows how to find the help they need to be successful
         ○ Stay in contact with the classroom/specials teachers, school leaders, and the interventionist; if you
         have concerns, let the appropriate teacher know

Grade Level Information The following pages are a reference for grade-level specific information regarding
distance learning. Please note that schedules are tentative and subject to change to meet the academic needs
of students. On Mass days, schedules are slightly different so please make sure to check daily communication
with the teacher.

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Kindergarten

Communication
Class Dojo, Zoom, emails, Google Classroom, will be used daily to communicate information to parents and
students. Teachers are available Monday-Friday via e-mail messages from 8:00am-3:00pm

Possible Methods of Online Instruction
The following are methods of online instruction that teachers plan to use. Please note that additional ones may
be implemented throughout the course of distance learning, but parents and students will be notified of the new
resource prior to its implementation.
● Google Classroom
● Google Meet
● StorylineOnline
● GoNoodle
● ZOOM
● ClassDojo
● YouTube
● Reading AtoZ
● ThinkCentral

Daily Schedule
 Time               Subject

 8:00-9:15          Prayer, Pledge, & Announcements
                    Morning Work, Calendar, Read Aloud

 9:15-10:00         Math- a whole group lesson will be done together.

 10:00-10:20        Snack, Restroom, Brain Break (gonoodle)

 10:20-11:45        Literacy and Language- Your child will be placed into a small group and will be scheduled
                    for a 10-15 minute session with the teacher during this time. While I am working with a
                    group, an assignment will be given for your child to complete during this time.

 11:45-12:30        Lunch/Physical Activity- On Own

 12:30-1:00         Religion

 1:00-1:40          Specials

 1:40-2:10          Science/Social Studies/Health

 2:10-2:40          Review the day, ask questions, go over homework assignments, If we didn’t get to
                    something use this time to catch up!

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1st Grade
Communication
Class Dojo, emails, and Google Classroom will be used daily to communicate information to parents and
students. Teachers are available Monday-Friday via e-mail and Class Dojo messages from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Possible Methods of Online Instruction
The following are methods of online instruction that teachers plan to use. Please note that additional ones may
be implemented throughout the course of distance learning, but parents and students will be notified of the new
resource prior to its implementation.
● Class Dojo
● Google Meet/Zoom
● Think Central
● Storyline Online
● YouTube
● ABCYA
● Prodigy
● Reading A to Z

Daily Schedule
 Time                                            Subject

 8:15 - 8:45                                     Prayer, Pledge, Announcements, & Morning work

 8:45 - 9:05                                     Calendar / spelling

 9:05 - 9:45                                     Specials

 9:50 - 10:15                                    Science / social studies / health

 10:15-10:40                                     Recess, restroom break, snack (on own)

 10:40 - 11:40                                   Math Whole group instruction, periodically, your child
                                                 may be scheduled for a 10-15 minute session with the
                                                 teacher during this time. While I am working with a
                                                 group, an assignment will be given for your child to
                                                 complete during this time.

 11:45 - 12:30                                   Bathroom break, Lunch, Physical Activity *on own

 12:35 - 1:45                                    ELA- Literacy and Language- Whole group
                                                 instruction, periodically, your child may be scheduled for
                                                 a 10-15 minute session with the teacher during this
                                                 time. While I am working with a group, an assignment
                                                 will be given for your child to complete during this time.

 1:45 - 2:20                                     Religion

 2:20 - 2:40                                     Review the day, ask questions, go over homework
                                                 assignments, If we didn’t get to something use this time
                                                 to catch up!

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2nd Grade
Communication
Emails, Google Classroom, and Class Dojo will be used daily to communicate information to parents and
students. Teachers are available Monday-Friday via e-mail and Class Dojo messages from 9:00 am - 3 pm.

Possible Methods of Online Instruction
The following are methods of online instruction that teachers plan to use. Please note that additional ones may
be implemented throughout the course of distance learning, but parents and students will be notified of the new
resource prior to its implementation.
● Google Classroom
● Google Meet
● GoNoodle
● ZOOM
● ClassDojo
● YouTube
● ThinkCentral

Daily Schedule

 Time                                            Subject

 8:15- 8:30                                      Prayer, Pledge, & Announcements

 8:30-9:05                                       Social Studies

 9:05-11:15                                      Literacy and Language *Your child will be scheduled for
                                                 a 10-15 minute session with the teacher during this
                                                 time.

 11:15-12:00                                     Religion

 12-1:00                                         Lunch/Physical Activity

 1-2:00                                          Math *Your child will be scheduled for a 10-15 minute
                                                 session with the teacher during this time.

 2-2:30                                          Science time with Mrs. Berg

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3rd Grade
Communication
Class Dojo, emails, and Google Classroom will be used daily to communicate information to parents and
students. Teachers are available Monday-Friday via e-mail and Class Dojo messages from 7:00 a.m - 3:00pm.

Possible Methods of Online Instruction
The following are methods of online instruction that teachers plan to use. Please note that additional ones may
be implemented throughout the course of distance learning, but parents and students will be notified of the new
resource prior to its implementation.
    ● Google Classroom
    ● Zoom
    ● Think Central
    ● ReadWorks
    ● YouTube/ Safe Tube
    ● Khan Academy

Daily Schedule

 Time              Subject

 8:15 - 8:20       Prayer, Pledge, & Announcements

 8:20- 9:00        Specials

 9-10:20           Reading, ELA, & Writing *Your child will be scheduled for a 10-15 minute session with the
                   teacher via Zoom during this time or whole class sessions. (Refer to weekly schedule on
                   Class Dojo)

 10:20 - 11:20     Math *Your child will be scheduled for a 10-15 minute session with the teacher via Zoom
                   during this time or whole class sessions(Refer to weekly schedule on Class Dojo)

 11:20 - 12:00     Social Studies

 12:00 - 1:00      Lunch/Activity Time (On Your Own)

 1:00 - 1:40       Religious Ed. with Ms. Geiger

 1:50 - 2:30       Science

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Grades 4-8 Grade Level Information
Grades 4-8 Possible Methods of Online Instruction
The following are methods of online instruction that teachers plan to use. Please note that additional ones may
be implemented throughout the course of distance learning, but parents and students will be notified of the new
resource prior to its implementation.
    ● Google Classroom
    ● Google Meet
    ● StorylineOnline
    ● ReadWorks
    ● Voyages in English
    ● Khan Academy
    ● ZOOM
    ● ClassDojo
    ● YouTube (Teacher use during lesson)
    ● Code.org
    ● ThinkCentral
    ● Sporcle
    ● USCCB (Bible)
    ● Christ Our Life

Fourth- Eighth Grade Student Schedule (Follow each grade schedule from in school learning- this will
be posted on grade level classdojo)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
 Time                                 Subject

 8:00-8:15                            Prayer, Pledge, & Announcements

 8:15-8:55                            Period 1

 8:55-9:35                            Period 2

 9:35-10:15                           Period 3

 10:15-10:55                          Period 4

 10:55-11:35                          Period 5

 11:35-12:35                          Independent lunch/Physical Activity

 12:35-1:15                           Period 6

 1:15-1:55                            Period 7

 1:55-2:40                            Teacher Office Hours (by appointment for 1-on-1 help)

Wednesday
 Time                                              Subject

 8:00-8:15                                         Prayer, Pledge, & Announcements

 8:15-8:55                                         Period 1

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9:00- 9:30                                          MASS

 9:35-10:15                                          Period 2

 10:15-10:55                                         Period 3

 10:55-11:35                                         Period 4

 11:35-12:35                                         Independent lunch/Physical Activity

 12:35-1:15                                          Period 5

 1:15-1:55                                           Period 6

 1:55-2:40                                           Period 7

                                                   Specials
Mrs. Elizabeth Balizet- Physical Education-ebalizet@youngstowndiocese.org
Mrs. Laura Moomaw- Spanish- lmoomaw@saintbarbaraparish.com
Ms. Christine Gingerich-Music/Art-cgingerich@saintbarbaraparish.com

                                     Kindergarten - Eighth Grade Specials
Communication (K-8)
Google Classroom will be used to post assignments. Students are expected to complete assignments by 8 am
the next day the child has that Special. For example, if a 4th Grade student has Art on Monday, then their
assignment for that class will be due by 8 am the following Monday. Grades will be given for the completion of
work. Google Meet will be used to conduct virtual class meetings during the scheduled Specials time.

Possible Methods of On-Line Instruction (K-5)
The following are methods of online instruction that teachers plan to use. Please note that additional ones may
be implemented throughout the course of distance learning, but parents and students will be notified of the new
resource prior to its implementation.
● Google Meet
● Google Classroom
● Google Suites (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms)

Specials Schedule: M-Tu-Th-F
                  Mon- Spanish        Tues- Gym         Thurs- Art         Fri- Gym

8-8:15                                  HR & Announcements

8:20-9:00              3                  3                 3                  3

9:05-9:45             1/2                 1/2               1/2               1/2

9:50-10:30            7/8                 7/8               7/8               7/8

10:35-11:15            4                  4                 4                  4

11:20-12:00

12:10-12:50                      Recess 12:10-12:30 Lunch 12:30-12:50

1:00-1:40              K                  K                 K                 K

1:45-2:25             5/6                 5/6               5/6               5/6

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Special Schedule for Mass Day

  Wednesday                    Weds- Music

8-8:15                     HR & Announcements

8:20-9:00                         Mass

9:15-9:45                           3

9:50-10:20                         1/2

10:25-10:55                        7/8

11:00-11:30                         4

11:35-12:05

12:10-12:50        Recess 12:10-12:30 Lunch 12:30-12:50

1:00-1:40                           K

1:45-2:25                          5/6

                                                     Intervention
Students who receive intervention via the intervention specialist will continue to receive services through
distance learning. The interventionist will sit in on class video calls as the schedule permits, as well as meet
individually with students via video conferencing. The interventionist will work with the teachers to ensure that
the students are successful with online learning.

                                             TRACKING ATTENDANCE

If once again, we have the unfortunate occurrence where the Governor of Ohio along with
The Ohio Department of Health mandate the closure of schools due to COVID-19, attendance will be tracked
regardless of the mode of learning. Attendance related to in-school learning activities should be taken in the
same manner as it normally is when students are in school. Monitoring attendance requires tracking and
reporting each students time during engagement in remote opportunities.

ATTENDANCE DIOCESAN POLICY FOR ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
In order to achieve the goals and objectives of the curriculum, regular attendance by the student is mandatory.
The school (K-8) is normally in session not less than 178 student attendance days per academic year or the
length of time as required by the Ohio Department of Education and the Office of Catholic Schools. Once a
student is enrolled in the school, the principal/administration and teachers will insist on regular attendance.
Neither the Diocese, the Office of Catholic Schools, the school, nor any of its employees are, however,
responsible for ensuring actual attendance. This is the responsibility of the student's parent(s)/guardian(s).

REPORTING PROCEDURES
Absence: If a child is absent from school for any reason, the parent is to call the school office 330-833-9510
between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. and give the child’s name and nature of illness. Students out 3 days or more, a
doctor’s note is required. Persistent absences may cause serious academic and financial problems. The
school tracks absences for patterns. When detected, a meeting with the parents are called with the student,

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parent, teacher and principal. If your student is diagnosis with COVID-19, please contact the school office
immediately.

Tardiness: A student is considered tardy if he/she arrives after 8:15 a.m. A warning letter will be sent to
parents after the 8th excused tardy. Then a meeting with the student, parent, teacher and principal.

Leaving early: A written note needs to be sent with student day of leaving early. Depending on time it could
be considered ½ day attendance.

Vacation: If a child will be taken out of school for vacation, a letter needs to be written 1 week prior to date
leaving, so appropriate classwork can be gathered.

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