Parents and Students,
We hope this finds you all settling into your new routines at home. We, at Newman Catholic, are continuing to work daily to provide our students with a quality education in this new online environment. In order to provide a quality academic experience for our students, we have decided to approach the transition to online learning in two phases for grades 6-12.
Phase #1 – Short term online learning (until April 10th) – “Mini-Lessons.”
Phase #2 (If needed beyond April 10th) – Transition into core learning activities.
After step one has been evaluated, our approach to providing meaningful learning experiences will be put into place.
We anticipate a balance between a structured schedule that will focus on core curriculum and exploratory mini-courses for electives.
Information on Phase #1
We have put together several mini-courses for our students to explore over the next two weeks (March 30th – April 10th). The goal for each course is to create a learning environment that allows students to collaborate as they explore the various topics. The mini-courses are found in the catalog links below. The catalog provides a brief description of the course, the instructor(s), and the classroom code.
We recommend the following for students:
*Although students can join as many mini-courses as they believe they can manage, we recommend three-courses, which includes math, as the maximum number.
We would ask that students register using the applicable link below by Friday. Once a student registers, they should then join the course’s Google Classroom (Code is in the course catalog).
Mini-Courses for Middle School and High School**
** Links require students to be logged into their NewmanCatholic.org accounts
We have now officially ended quarter-three. Grades will be posted based on student performances prior to spring break. Students still have time to submit missing work for the quarter. Please email your teacher with any questions concerning grades and assignments for the third quarter.
Parents in grades K-5 will be receiving a conference summary of your child’s performance/scores for the 3rd quarter. Please check your email for this on Friday, April 3, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
Mrs. Weiner and Mrs. Ries are happy to provide you and your child support to help get through these changes and stressful times. We have set up Google Classrooms that you can access at any time to obtain resources and activities that support emotional, social, and behavioral well-being. These resources are for you as a parent and /or your child to use if and when you feel you might need that extra support. You can also reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com at any time, and we will promptly get back to you.
To access our Google Classrooms, please use the following codes…
Kindergarten – 2nd grade: tsui5vt
3rd – 5th grade: mzwdj6q
6th – 8th grade: x5mwhao
9th – 11th grade: b4q4x4y
12th – Seniors Only: 5xqovf7
Information on Phase #2
Details will be provided as soon as we have further information concerning the school year.