Good evening parents,
This message tonight is only going out to parents of students in Grades 4-8. First, I want to commend all the teachers who have been working extremely long hours trying to problem-solve the best ways to deliver lessons to continue to create quality instruction for your children. I want to commend the students who have been showing up day after day ready to work, and eager to learn. And I want to thank all of you parents who may be working from home and trying to assist your children at the same time; making with the best of a chaotic situation. I wanted you to know that I spoke to all the children in the school today by attending one lesson in every grade. I reiterated to them the importance of doing their work in a timely manner and attending their class sessions every day. I know we said that the faculty would be flexible if problems arise, but I wanted to remind the students that the work that they’re doing now is not just busywork. These assignments and assessments will be counted towards their third trimester grades, and they should be taking it seriously. I’m reaching out to you now, tonight, to make sure that you have that conversation with your child as well. As always, we ask if something is stopping your child from completing their work or attending their class sessions, that they reach out to their teacher and let them know. Our teachers worry when they don’t hear from their students for days at a time. I hope you are all healthy and well. The teachers and I miss seeing the children, and I hope that we will all be together again in Saint Greg’s very soon.
How You Can Help at Home
- Provide an environment conducive to learning (access to technology, safe and quiet space during daytime);
- Engage in conversations on posted materials, assignments; however, work should be completed independently for the most part;
- Monitor time spent engaging in online and offline learning. Monitor your child’s time on social media, and their playing on game devices, etc.
- Support emotional balance by providing ample room and time for prayer, reflection, physical activity, conversation, and play;
- Children should be dressed in casual clothes (uniforms not necessary) for their Google class gatherings. No pajamas allowed.