DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN
Systems to Support Distance Learning at St. Luke School
With regard to the school’s core technological and communications systems, St. Luke School offers the following FAQs to describe how we will communicate and manage learning in the event this DPL is implemented.
How will St. Luke School communicate with parents, students, and faculty/staff in the event of an extended campus closure?
St. Luke School will continue to use the same channels it employs for normal day-to-day communications with parents, students, and faculty/staff. All of these systems are remotely accessible and will function in an emergency situation. The table below describes systems in use:
Faculty, Staff, Parents, Students
Email (often via PowerSchool) will be used for all major communications and announcements, including those from the Principal and teachers. Staff will also use email to communicate, although they will use other platforms to interact with their students as well. Please make sure all parent emails are up to date and correct.
Students across all grades
Google GSuite (including Gmail, Docs, Classroom, Google Hangout etc.) will continue to be the platform used by all MYP students and grades 3-5. K-2 may use this as well.
Students across all grades
Zoom is an online video conferencing platform that allows for live group meetings, hosted by teachers.
Students in grades K-2
PYP teachers and students will continue to use SuperKids.
Students in grades 6-8
If assigned, teachers will provide a class name and login and students will login to the class, watch videos and take quizzes on content. https://www.brainpop.com/?panel=login
Students in grades 3-4 and 6-8
Teachers will provide online login and assign assignments to students in grades 3-4 and 6-8.
Students in grades K-5
Teachers will provide online login and assign math assignments to students.
Students in grades K-8
Teachers may assign videos and online practice questions for their classes. https://www.khanacademy.org/
Students in grades 2-8
Teachers will provide online login and assign math assignments to students currently using ALEKS.
How will St. Luke School ensure that students have access to these tools from off-campus?
Most of our technology tools are not device-specific, which means students will be able to access learning through nearly any electronic device. Students will be asked to utilize home electronic devices to access these tools. If your family does not have access to a laptop, computer, or tablet, please notify the Principal and you will be allowed to sign out Chromebooks from the school provided that you sign a waiver and the Chromebook is returned in similar condition (lost, broken or stolen Chromebooks subject to a fee). Please note that we have a limited number of devices. Please only sign out this device if it is necessary. If you do not have wireless, we can recommend using a hotspot and data from your phone. https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-turn-your-phone-into-a-wi-fi-hotspot