Do we have to do the activities during regular school hours?
Not necessarily, the program is asynchronous, which means, each student can complete the activities at the time that best suits your family dynamics. However, we highly recommend establishing work routines at home.
Do I need to be present while my child is doing the school activities for the day?
For primary (elementary) and secondary (middle school), the activities are designed for students to follow their teacher's directions independently or with little help. For nursery and preschool (early childhood) students, the support of an adult at home is important. We recommend monitoring that the activities are being carried out in all grades.
Will teachers be online during school hours?
Yes, all teachers will be complying with their work schedule and must be accessible via email and / or the designated platforms. Each teacher will establish particular schedules for simultaneous communication in case the students need support.
How can there be more interaction with students?
It is important to consider that the times and resources of families can vary. The program is designed to adapt to these differences. For specific needs, each student can contact the teacher through the platform or the parent can contact the teacher via email.
What if we only have one Ipad / Computer at home and there are several children?
San Roberto students from 4th to 9th grade have their own equipment for the 1: 1 program, either iPad or laptop. Nursery, preschool and lower primary students will share family teams and assign schedules based on availability. The asynchronous program allows this flexibility in the use of these resources.
If as parents we both work outside the home and we can only connect with the teacher in the afternoon or evening, will they be available?
Parents can send their doubts or questions at any time and the teacher will answer their concerns the next school day, during regular school hours.
How will the evaluation processes be given to my child?
Formative assessments are already being included as part of daily activities sent to students. In terms of summative evaluations, each teacher will give specific instructions.
We must consider that the learning process and experience is the most valuable part of the development of each of our students.
Are you planning activities to develop creativity and problem solving?
Yes, this is part of the institutional curriculum. Every day, the different activities that the students engage in contain components that promote creativity, critical thinking and problem solving are included.
Will there be a precise meeting time for the whole group with the teacher in the morning?
No, as mentioned above, the activities of the distance education program are carried out asynchronously (different times to suit needs).
What is the school doing to keep students positive about this contingency plan?
This is definitely a team effort: teachers, students and parents. The school in particular is doing the following:
Maintaining continuity in the learning process through the Distance Learning Program (DLP).
Sending daily learning lessons to all students in Nursery through 9th grade.
Including academic, cultural, sports, and recreational activities to balance the work day.
Maintaining constant and systematic communication with students and parents.
Offer the service of school psychologists to students and parents who require it.