Distance Learning at St. Michael Catholic School 2021
Our academic plan is, and will continue to be, focused on in-person learning at St. Michael Catholic. However, distance learning will be provided when families must quarantine, or when families choose distance over in-person learning because of COVID-19 concerns. If a classroom reaches 50% distance learners, the entire class will move to distance learning.
Distance learning is not meant to be used on and off sporadically, but when needed for extended periods due to quarantining. If a child will miss only a few days due to illness, appointments or travel, distance learning will not be utilized, and the child should get caught up on school work upon return.
Sick children will not be expected to participate in distance learning. They should rest and recover, then get missed assignments upon return to school.
To set up distance learning:
Contact homeroom teacher(s) via email at least 24 hours before the start of distance learning (not over the weekend).
The teacher will help you arrange for picking up materials to be used at home, provide instructions for joining the class virtually through Zoom or GoogleMeet, and for accessing assignments and turning in completed work. Instructions for utilizing virtual resources will also be provided.
Students are expected to join the class virtually during classroom instruction, and may be dismissed for individual work time.
If the entire class is distance learning due to a quarantine situation, the teacher will share a distance learning schedule, links for joining direct instruction, virtual resources that will be used, and expectations for positive, productive participation.
First Grade Distance Learning Plans
Second Grade Distance Learning Plans
Third Grade Distance Learning Plans
Fourth Grade Distance Learning Plans
Fifth Grade Distance Learning Plans
Middle School Distance Learning Plans
Chromebook Policy Handbook
2020 St. Michael Catholic School Parent Online Learning Guide
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis along with St. Michael Catholic Church and School, are taking additional steps to ensure your child’s safety. As you may be aware, our teachers are using either Google or Zoom to hold “live classes.” The extra precautions put into place to ensure your child’s safety are:
- An additional Essential 3 certified adult is logged into the classroom (This is either one of our staff members or a qualified parent who has their background check and essential qualifications, complete.)
- Only classes with a passcode are being sent out
- Teachers keep students in the waiting room until they confirm who they are
- The link is deleted after the class
Additional online support links: