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Distance Learning

Let’s keep our community together and share the good as we go through this challenge together.  We begin each day with a post including our daily prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and a brief announcement each day on the RSPS Facebook page. We encourage you to have your families join me in this morning routine.

Latest Update, March 29, 2020:

Dear RSPS Families,

The last two weeks have been quite incredible on so many fronts. We recognize that the unprecedented current events, at least in our lifetimes, have come with uncertainty, anxiety, and more questions than answers. We also know that being home with our families has also brought opportunities to reconnect, be creative, pare down our busy schedules, and trust in our faith. We are strong, we are resilient, we have grit, we have each other.

This next week of live Zoom classes and distance learning will come with a learning curve for all. We have 12 instructional days until April 24th. Five of these are this week and then we all can recharge, regroup, and relax during Easter Break. This also gives us time to make adjustments to our program to better meet the needs of our students and families.

First, let us both say thank you for your feedback and continued encouragement as we navigate this transition to distance learning and all that this entails for the next few weeks. It goes without saying that this situation is dynamic and presents unique challenges at each grade level.  It does take a significant amount of planning to set-up lessons online and involves a deeper time commitment than in-person lessons at first. For this heroic effort, we are so grateful to our teachers for their creativity and quick implementation of the new formats. While many households are managing things as smoothly as can be expected, we do want to wholeheartedly extend our support to those families that may be experiencing unusual hardship because of the conditions in which we now temporarily live. Please reach out to Mrs. Underwood or myself if you have a need with which you feel the school staff may be able to offer support. We are here for you and are ready to keep pulling together as a larger Panther Family. Thank you for your calmness, kindness, and patience. Please let your children know that we miss them!

Mrs. Underwood and I have received your questions and realize that some were shared by multiple parents so we hope to provide clarification here about several issues. Please read through the entire document of frequently asked questions included below as there is time sensitive and detailed information that will make this journey into distance learning a success for all.


Sincerely,
Rosanna Rensberger Tracy Underwood
Principal Assistant Principal


Frequently Asked Questions:

BUILDING ACCESS

If the school building is sanitized and safe to be in, why can’t we return to school?

The governor closed non-essential businesses and has issued directions to stay at home unless essential services/work is needed. All school personnel are working remotely and the building is closed to all faculty and students per the governor and AOB mandates for school closures until April 24, 2020.

My student was absent on March 13th and did not bring home their textbooks or materials. How can we retrieve them?

While virtual school is open, during this time, the school building is closed to all faculty and students. We can not enter the building to retrieve your student’s items. Please email your child’s teacher and share what your child does not have access to as far as textbooks go. Teachers have access to online versions of textbook pages that may be shared or downloaded for your child to access and be able to participate in distance learning.

CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENTS, AND GRADING

What content areas will be covered during distance learning and what are the instructional minute guidelines?

Distance learning expectations can not be the same as a traditional school day in a physical school building. Here are the best practices we will be using at RSPS:

❏ All assignments will be posted by 9:00 a.m. for classes using Google Classroom.

❏ For Grades PK3 and 4, teachers will be designing lessons and making them available on-line. We have seen some very cute Zoom meetings with our little treasures singing songs and learning letters.

❏ For students in K-2, please check your regular communication method with your teachers to access assignments, live lessons, and activities.

❏ For Grades 3-8, each ELA and math class will have one hour and twenty minutes of instruction a week. This may not be all teacher-led. The teacher may teach for 10-20 minutes and then use the remainder of the live class time to assist students. These classes will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

❏ Students will participate in other classes for other content areas on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of 80 minutes of instruction a week and 60 minutes of independent work per week per content area.

❏ Teachers will be posting all assignments in Google Classroom in the Classroom Assignments section with due dates. These assignments will prepopulate on your students’ To-do list and on the Google Calendar feature in Google Classroom. This is being done to help organize student work.

❏ Students are also advised to use their school issued daily planner to write down assignments as they receive them and be sure to add them to not only the day assigned, but on the day they are due as well.


Will there be tests and quizzes during this time?

We initially said there would be no tests or quizzes during the distance learning, and this was true when the school closure was only 10 instructional days long. We are now mandated to include 12 additional distance learning days, classes from 3/30-4/24 minus spring break, per the governor’s extended school closure. This is a greater portion of trimester 3 and we will need to formally assess student progress of standards for this time.The frequency and format of tests and quizzes will vary by grade level and content area. Your child’s teacher will share expectations for their specific classes on Google Classroom and through their Zoom sessions.

What about special classes such as art, PE, music, media, and Spanish?

During the first two weeks of distance learning, the focus was on ELA and math review. The upcoming weeks of distance learning will include all content areas as well as once a week “specials” challenges or assignments. These assignments/activities will be communicated through Google Classroom.

What are the expectations about work/learning requirements? Is the work optional?

Assigned work is not optional. All work and standards are being documented to ensure skill delivery and acquisition to determine promotability. If your student is challenged by a particular assignment or with the workload, please reach out to your child’s teacher to communicate this. We recognize that there will be a need to be flexible with deadlines and workload during this time.

How should my students be submitting assignments for grading?

Most assignments will be submitted by your student directly through Google Classroom. Each teacher will communicate with their students which assignments need to be submitted and what method/format they would like the assignments to be submitted.

We do not have a scanner at home. How can we submit student work done on paper?

If you have an iPad, iPhone, iOS, you can use the Notes App as a scanner:
1. Open a new or existing note
2. Tap the + icon and tap Scan Documents
3. Place your document in the camera’s view
4. Use the shutter button or one of the volume buttons to capture the scan
5. If needed, adjust the corners of the scan by dragging, then tap Keep Scan
6. Tap Save when finished scanning or continue on to add more pages.
7. Tapping the share button from within the scanned docs will allow you to
markup, markup as PDF, print, copy, and share.
You may also take a picture of the document and email that to your child’s
teacher.

How will distance learning for weeks 3-5 look different from the packets we received for weeks 1 and 2?

The content and packets sent home for weeks 1 and 2 were created by AOB content experts for all students across the diocese. They were intended to be a review packet for the two weeks we were initially to be out of school per the governor’s mandate. The packets contained a mixture of paper and pencil tasks and online tasks.

Weeks 3 and beyond school work and lessons will be created by our own RSPS teachers and will be more aligned to their specific teaching style, expectations, and the work that students are used to completing while they are in the traditional school setting. The work should also be pared down from weeks 1 and 2 as we recognize distance learning requires more flexibility and the school/instructional hours should not match a traditional school day.


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

How will you know if students are turning in their own work? What are the consequences for cheating?

In keeping with our mission and our Christ-centered instruction, it is imperative that we reinforce our high expectations for academic integrity and student code of conduct during this distance learning model just as we would in the physical classroom.

All work submitted must be the original work of the student submitting it. Work submitted that is found to be plagiarized from another source including other students, the internet, or textbooks will be a violation of our policies as stated in our 2019-2020 Parent-Student Handbook on page 17. The handbook can be found here.

While we have some limitations to detect all plagiarism and/or cheating, we do have monitoring software as well as access to students google accounts to see who contributed to what content within a document, slide, sheet, etc.

In addition to academic integrity, students are also expected to maintain their Panther Pride even when off campus. This is part of our Code of Conduct.


STUDENT PROMOTION AND 2020-2021 School Year

If the students are not working their normal school hours, how will they be promoted?

In keeping with MSDE and AOB guidance, we are identifying the essential curriculum standards and objectives within the current AOB curriculum to focus on during this time. By focusing on these core content areas and essential curriculum, we will be able to successfully promote our students to the next grade level by the end of the 2019-2020 school year provided the students meet expectations.

How will my student be prepared for the next grade level?

The students will be prepared for next year as long as we continue our educational program, focus on the essential curriculum, and students participate in online classes and complete their school work to the best of their ability.

The AOB and RSPS will be evaluating what standards were covered well during the 2019-2020 school year and which ones need to be readdressed next year. We will be revising/realigning the curriculum for each grade level for the 2020-2021 school year to review, reteach, remediate, and enrich where necessary to make sure the students have met all the standards for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. This is a fluid situation, and we recognize it will be imperative to readjust our curriculum to meet our students’ needs as a result of this year’s challenges.


DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULES

How will students know when they are to be meeting with their teachers?

Please follow the schedule of classes published.

On M/W/F, there are two offerings for ELA so that students can select which ELA session to attend based on their assigned math class. For example, your student should select whichever ELA session works best to complement his or her math session. Both ELA and math sessions deliver the same lesson each day. This also helps to keep the class sizes more manageable. The intention was to allow for some flexibility for families to accommodate for the number of students and devices per household and work-from-home schedules.

T/TH the times should be adhered to as published.

What should a daily schedule look like? How much time should students be spending on lessons and independent work?

PK3-K

Please use this time to teach valuable age-appropriate life skills: how to make simple meals, tying their shoes, planting vegetables and flowers, tracking print as you read to them, folding laundry, observing nature, letter or word scavenger hunts in your homes, etc.

We have posted many free resources such as virtual field trips, and online learning sites. Please take advantage of those opportunities. But also, make time for free creative play. There are so many life lessons embedded in collaborating with siblings, innovating new games, communicating ideas naturally and without a rubric for evaluation.

Grades 1-2

Teachers will be planning age-appropriate learning sessions and assignments. The times will be flexible and will allow for creative play, outdoor time, and breaks as necessary. For questions regarding your child’s particular schedule, please email your child’s teacher directly.

Grade 3

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00-9:40MathScienceMathScienceMath
10:00-10:40ELAReligionELAReligionELA
11:00-11:40Social
Studies
Social 
Studies


Grade 4

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00-9:40MathSocial
Studies
MathSocial 
Studies
Math
10:00-10:40ELAScience
(Schell)
ELAScience
(Schell)
ELA
11:00-11:40ReligionReligion


Grade 5

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00-9:40MathReligionMathReligionMath
10:00-10:40ELASocial
Studies
ELASocial 
Studies
ELA
11:00-11:40ScienceScience


Middle School M/W/F

6th Grade

TimeMondayWednesdayFriday
9:00 - 9:40ELA (Kain and James)

OR

Math (Nass and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR

Math (Nass and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR

Math (Nass and Klingensmith)
9:40- 10:20ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass and Klingensmith)
10:20-11:00
OR
11:00-11:40
Math - Westlake's ClassMath - Westlake's ClassMath - Westlake's Class

* Attend whichever class you did not attend during the 9:00 - 9:40 a.m. session.

7th Grade

TimeMondayWednesdayFriday
10:20-11:00ELA (Kain and James)

OR

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR

Math (Nass, Westlake ank Klingensmith)
11:00-11:40ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)

* Attend whichever class you did not attend during the 10:20-11:00 session.

8th Grade

TimeMondayWednesdayFriday
11:40-12:20ELA (Kain and James)

OR

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James) 

OR

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
12:20-1:00ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)
ELA (Kain and James)

OR*

Math (Nass, Westlake and Klingensmith)

*Attend whichever class you did not attend during the 11:40 -12:20 session.

Middle School T/Th

Time6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade
9:00-9:40ScienceSocial StudiesReligion
10:00-10:40ReligionScienceSocial Studies
11:00-11:40Social StudiesReligionScience


GOOGLE CLASSROOM

How do we access our Google Classroom guardian account?

Teachers will re-share the invitation to access guardian accounts for Google Classroom that was shared with parents at the beginning of the school year.  This will allow you to access the Google Classrooms of your child(ren)’s teacher(s). This is where you will find the assignments and activities. You will not have the same level of access and information that student accounts do.

Where should my student look to find their assignments? There are too many posts on the main post stream.

On the teachers’ end we are posting assignments in the Classroom Assignment section with designated due dates. This allows the assignments to automatically populate into the student’s To Do List and their Google Classroom calendar.  We recommend that students follow the To Do List and Google Classroom calendar to organize and prioritize their work. This will be less overwhelming as it is more organized than following the stream of notifications. Google Classroom will automatically generate a notification in the student’s stream when a teacher creates an assignment.

My student and I are receiving too many Google Classroom notifications. It is too hard to navigate. How can we organize the information and due dates?

We are sharing the option to manage the notifications on Google Classroom for students and parents.

For Students:  You can set up Classroom to get notifications, like due-date reminders or invitations to join a class.  By default, you get email notifications for various activities, such as when someone comments on your post or your teacher returns work.  You can change these notification settings at any time.

Students and teachers can:

Turn all notifications on or off, choose which notifications you get and turn notifications for a class on or off.

For Guardians

ZOOM CLASSES

How will my student know where and how to log in to Zoom classes?

Students will access their Zoom classes by clicking the url that will be shared by their teachers in Google Classroom. This link is only intended for the students assigned to that class and per Federal Education Right to Privacy Act ((FERPA), should not be shared or accessed by anyone other than the student.

How do we download/access Zoom?

Clicking on this link (https://zoom.us/join) will take you directly to the web browser version of the app and you will be able to join the meeting or you can download the app on your phone or tablet. Access this download here: https://zoom.us/download

What are the student etiquette expectations/protocols when using Zoom with so many students participating at the same time?

Please show up on time at the scheduled time.

Find a quiet place free from distractions.

Maintain RESPECT in both speaking, writing, and appearance.

Stay on mute.  Please click the "raise hand" button if you would like to contribute.

Video needs to remain ON to promote focus.  Eye contact should be maintained.

Refrain from chewing gum, eating, or drinking in front of the camera.

*If you have concerns about your student participating with their video on, please communicate this to

your child’s teacher so they are aware of this and can plan accordingly.


How will my student have enough time to transition between Zoom classes?

We have discussed with teachers to include a transition period between online class sessions to allow students to switch materials and get signed in to their next class. There will be a 5 minute grace period at the beginning of each session to allow students time to switch over their materials and get checked into the following class.

What are the student work expectations for Spring Break?

Spring break (Monday, April 6th - Wednesday, April 15th) will remain intact and
distance learning will resume on Thursday, April 16th. There will be no daily
work assigned or Zoom sessions scheduled during the break.

SCHOOL CALENDAR AND EASTER BREAK

What happens to all the school events scheduled?

All school events planned from now until April 24th are cancelled per the school closure extension order. We will re-evaluate events scheduled for May and June when we are closer to that time and have received directives from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Governor. At this time graduation is still on the calendar. We will not cancel our graduation ceremony, but if the circumstances warrant it, we will postpone the event until we can all be together again.

Will Easter Break be cancelled?

Good news! Spring Break will remain intact. Student Easter Break begins Friday, April 3rd at 3:30 p.m. and continues until April 15th. Distance learning classes will resume on April 16th. No student work or classes will be assigned for over Easter Break.

Will we be extending the school year?

The school year will continue as planned although classes are now virtual instead of in-person. We are committing to educate our students until the previously published end of the 2019-2020 school year (June 11, 2020), whether we continue with the distance learning or we are able to return to the physical school building at a later date. There are no plans to extend the school year at this time.

TECHNOLOGY

Why haven’t the Chromebooks been deployed to students?

We have not been able to deploy our Chromebooks at this time for the following reasons:

1. The Chromebooks are currently configured to operate on our network only. In order to reconfigure the devices, we need to manually access each Chromebook and adjust the settings. With the closure of school buildings by the State, schools designated as non-essential and closed for faculty and students, we have not been able to have the faculty on hand to reconfigure the devices.

2. We are not legally allowed per Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to deploy school-issued devices to homes without internet filters that work independent of our network. We are working with the top AOB IT specialist to make the filters operable outside of our network.  We do not have any devices or enough devices for our students to be able to participate in distance learning. 

How will this work for our family?

Please reach out to your child’s teacher regarding device or other technology constraints you may have. We are working on deploying chromebooks to students but they will not be configured for at home use by this week. In the meantime, the teachers can assist you in a flexible plan for your student to participate and be successful.


STUDENT ACCOMMODATION PLANS

My student has a Student Accommodation Plan. How will his/her plan be met with the distance learning model?

We recognize that distance learning is new for all of our students. We understand that students with accommodation plans may require additional resources to ensure they are receiving the support needed to be successful per their plan. Mrs. Andreas and Mrs. Morin are working closely with teachers and their students to help plan and execute lessons that are appropriate, meaningful, and attainable for our students with accommodation plans. Please reach out to Mrs. Andreas (mandreas@resstpaul.org) and Mrs. Morin (mmorin@resstpaul.org)if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s accommodation plans or learning needs with this new distance learning model.

Here are some resources you can use at home to support students with learning differences:

SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL WELL BEING

How are you incorporating student social emotional and spiritual needs during this time?

Social and Emotional Needs

We also understand that this is a unique time and each person reacts differently to changes and challenges such as the COVID-19 presents us with daily. We are hoping the live Zoom classes will give students comfort as they will be able to see and interact with their teachers and friends on a more regular basis. We also post daily challenges and themes to encourage our families to be united and send us pictures during distance learning. We all need those connections.

The distance learning instructional time is not meant to mirror a 9:00 am.-3:30 p.m. school day. We encourage students to build in breaks, snack time, and creative/free play or outdoor time during their day. Our mission is to educate the whole child, this time of distance learning is not intended to be purely academic and in front of a screen all day. Our regular school days do not reflect that.

If your child presents the need for more socio-emotional support, please reach out to your child’s teacher and we will work together to coordinate care.


Spiritual Needs

One of our greatest treasures at Resurrection-St.Paul in addition to our students and families is our Christ-centered education. In this time of uncertainty, our faith and our community need to be strong. We will continue each day with our prayers, Pledge of Allegiance, and announcements on Facebook.

We also will be providing rosary time led by Mrs. Keys at 2:00 pm daily. Students can access the Zoom Rosary Time through the link that will be pushed out on Google Classroom. Please do not share this link to protect the privacy of our students. The communal rosary is growing in popularity and it is quite wonderful to see the students praying and gaining comfort from the collective prayer and
from Mrs. Keys.

While masses are not being held in person, we encourage you to share in the Eucharist through online masses celebrated at our parishes or throughout the diocese. Online masses can be found here.

It does not escape us that we are enduring this pandemic during the Lenten season. This is a time for prayer, fasting and alms giving. Let us model this charity and devotion to our faith as our children are learning and watching us all the time.

I am an essential employee and am not able to assist my child(ren) with distance learning? How is this going to work for my child?

Please stay well and thank you for being steadfast and brave as an essential or health care worker in this trying time. We value the work that you are doing to keep the necessities available and for attending to the community’s health needs. Please reach out to your child’s teacher to share your situation. We all understand the need to be flexible and that distance learning for each student
and each family will be different based on their needs. Our teachers and learning resource team will work with your students to support them and modify expectations as necessary.

I have more than one student in the home and can not assist them all during distance learning. How can I make sure they are successful during this time?

Please reach out to your child’s teacher to share your situation. We all understand the need to be flexible and that distance learning for each student and each family will be different based on their needs. Our teachers and learning resource team will work with your students to support them and modify expectations as necessary.

There are so many events, resources and extras right now. How do we know what is important? Are they all mandatory?

Please have your child focus on the assignments given to them by their teacher on Google Classroom or for Grades PK-1, the method his/her teachers regularly communicate. This is the priority for distance learning.

Our fun theme days or daily challenges are intended to build community and make school at home fun. We enjoy seeing our students, even if virtually, and we love to share our panther pride. These theme days and challenges are purely optional.

The virtual field trips, free resources during this time, and any other sites or activities being shared, outside of the ones from your child’s teachers, are also for informational purposes only. They also are optional and are being shared as a community service, not as a requirement to participate.


Our family has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 closures (financial, health, food or shelter insecurities, etc.). Where can we find support during this time?

Please know that our RSPS community is a strong one built on our Catholic faith. If you or your family are facing unique challenges or in crisis, please reach out to Mrs. Rensberger, Mrs. Underwood, or someone with whom you feel comfortable sharing your circumstances. We are here for you and will coordinate resources within our community or with other agencies to support your family while protecting your anonymity. We are a village, we are stronger together.

 
Student Code of Conduct
All students are expected to demonstrate mature, responsible behavior. By way of example, but not of limitation, all students shall:
❏ Treat each other and all other members of the School community, including the principal, the
administration, the staff, and visitors with courtesy and respect.
❏ Demonstrate Christian values in speech, gestures, and actions.
❏ Greet and respond to everyone in a polite manner.
❏ Maintain silence in hallways (e.g., when returning from recess or changing classes).
❏ Be considerate of the needs of others.
❏ Comply with the Values Code, the Anti-Violence Guidelines, the Anti-Bullying Guidelines,
and the Additional Behavior Guidelines.
❏ Comply with all policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines specified or implied in this Handbook.
❏ Comply with expectations of the principal, the administration, and the staff.
❏ Properly care for all books, supplies, and furniture supplied by Resurrection-St. Paul School.
 
Values Code
During this time, we also expect that students will continue to adhere to our Values Code.  This is especially important when participating in distance learning activities and it is part of our digital citizenship instruction.
 
Honesty: I will be an honest person.
Respect: I am respectful of others.
Responsibility: I take responsibility for what I am supposed to do.
Self-Control: I will control my actions and words.
Hard Work: I take pride in being a hard worker.
Self-Respect: I have self-respect.
Concern for Others: I will show concern for all other people.
Tolerance: I am tolerant of others.
Cooperation: I will cooperate with those around me.
Fairness: I show fairness to those with whom I come in contact.
Forgiveness: I can forgive those who do me wrong.
Courage: I will be brave in facing life’s challenges.
Self-Knowledge: I will pursue knowledge of myself.
 
Acceptable Use Policy and Distance Learning

At the beginning of the school year each student and parent signed an Acceptable Use Policy for technology.  That policy remains in effect during this distance learning period. Students will be participating in teacher-led video conferencing instruction.  These classes will be recorded to ensure student and teacher safety. Due to FERPA these recordings cannot be shared outside of the student and teacher community.  The safety, security, instruction and privacy of our students remain our top priorities. Please see the attached letter from the Archdiocese of Baltimore regarding Acceptable Use Policy during the time of COVID-19 school closures.  We have also attached our school’s Acceptable Use Policy for your reference.
 

Teacher Instructional/Office Hours

Teachers will continue to follow the previously published teacher instructional and office hour schedule.  At first, these were optional meetings for students. With the extended closure they are now mandatory beginning Monday, March 30th, as teachers will not only be checking in with students, but also delivering content. Some teachers are offering additional times as a supplement which are not mandatory.  Students should attend the class they are scheduled for on the published schedule.
 

Schedule for the Online Classes/Teacher Office Hours 

Grades PK-2

Please email teachers with any questions or concerns regarding academic content or student work.  They will reply during normal school hours 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please use this time to teach valuable age-appropriate life skills: how to make simple meals, tying their shoes, planting vegetables and flowers, tracking print as you read to them, folding laundry, observing nature, letter or word scavenger hunts in your homes, etc.

We have posted many free resources such as virtual field trips, and online learning sites.  Please take advantage of those opportunities. But also, make time for free creative play. There are so many life lessons embedded in collaborating with siblings, innovating new games, communicating ideas naturally and without a rubric for evaluation.  


Schedule for Grades 3-5: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Math and ELA

TimeMondayWednesdayFriday
9:00 - 9:40 a.m.MathMathMath
10:00 - 10:40 a.m.ELAELAELA


Schedule for Grades 6-8: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Math and ELA 

6 Math - Nass/Klingensmith9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
6 ELA - James/Kain9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
6 Math - Nass/Klingensmith9:40 - 10:20 a.m.
6 ELA - James/Kain9:40 - 10:20 a.m.
7 (All) and Westlake's 6 Math - 
Westlake/Nass/Klingensmith
10:20 - 11:00 a.m.
7 ELA - James/Kain10:20 - 11:00 a.m.
7 (All) and Westlake's 6 Math-
Westlake/Nass/Klingensmith
11:00 - 11:40 a.m.
7 ELA - James/Kain11:00 - 11:40 a.m.
8 Math - Westlake/Nass/Klingensmith11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
8 ELA - James/Kain11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
8 Math - Westlake/Nass/Klingensmith12:20 - 1:00 p.m.
8 ELA - James/Kain12:20 - 1:00 p.m.


Schedule for Grades 3 - 8: Tuesday and Thursday  -  Science, Social Studies, and Religion Class

Class9:00 - 9:40 a.m.10:00 - 10:40 a.m.11:00 - 11:40 a.m.
3rd GradeScienceReligionSocial Studies
4th GradeSocial StudiesScienceReligion
5th GradeReligionSocial StudiesScience
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The expectations for school work are as follows:
Teachers will be available during office hours to review material, answer questions about work that was sent home, and to share resources to re-mediate or enrich instruction as needed.

As appropriate, new content will be introduced.

There will be no tests or quizzes that count towards a students grade.

Grades 6-8 should be working on their Invention Convention project and should reach out to Mr. Fiumara (afiumara@resstpaul.org) with any questions they may have.

Projects may be given and assessed when students return to school and teachers have an opportunity to work with the students before the projects are completed and handed in.


School Communication

Faculty and staff of the school will not be in school during the two week building closure.  The administration team will be checking voicemails and responding to emails. Teachers will still have access to email as well, and students or families who have any questions about the remote learning environment or assignments should reach out to the teachers.

Although this may be a challenging time, we know that by working collaboratively and remaining positive we will be able to overcome the obstacles that have been put in front of us.  RSPS is a strong, powerful, faith-filled community, and we know that together we will meet the challenges ahead successfully.


Potential Travel During Spring Break

Please continue to actively monitor those countries for which travel warnings have been issued. If you learn that your family is returning from any of the impacted countries, promptly notify Mrs. Rensberger of the situation and understand that your family is subject to the 14 day monitoring requirement.  Please refer regularly to the following web page to remain current as to which countries are being added to and hopefully in the near future take off of the travel warning listing. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html


Community Prayer

We are one holy, Catholic and apostolic church. Let us join as one body who can adore our God, seek confession, offer thanksgiving and supplication together.  Let us look to the lives of the many saints of the church who withstood hardship with courage and unyielding faith.  
We are leaders, of our homes, our faith, in our communities.  Our children are watching and learning how to navigate life’s challenges through our words and actions.  Let us raise children who are calm in the midst of crisis, resilient, empathetic, faith-filled and altruistic.  May we be the helpers we seek in our community. May we rise up to the challenge of being the good we want to see in the world.


Let us pray.
O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Stay safe, be healthy, be blessed.

Previous communication regarding distance learning dated 3/25/2020

Previous communication regarding distance learning dated 3/18/2020