This Virtual Learning webpage is intended as the roadmap for when traditional face-to-face instruction is not possible. This plan includes all grades 3K-8 and outlines expectations, processes and procedures for a fluid transition to virtual learning at SJV.
SJV’s overall virtual learning vision and plan is in alignment with principles for remote/virtual learning shared by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), CESA 6, and the Archdiocesan Office for Schools. By centralizing resources, information and processes, this Virtual Learning webpage is intended to serve parents, guardians, students, teachers and administration.
Our teachers plan high quality learning activities and continue student/teacher relationships for ALL students, whether sharing real or virtual spaces. As we know, in Catholic education, positive relationships between teachers and students is at the heart of the learning experience. Students not only advance in content knowledge through good instruction, but Catholic school teachers also reinforce virtue and model Christian way of life as they engage with their students. Our SJV teachers care for the soul, the heart and the mind of their students, in person and/or through virtual opportunities.
We recognize that not all of our students have equal or consistent access to the Internet, which needs to be considered when planning for a long-term closing. We have the responsibility to plan equitable experiences for ALL students. Parents are urged to contact administration if technological concerns arise that may prohibit equal access to learning under this model of education.
Please be assured, we want all of our children and families to feel safe and keep as much normalcy as possible during a prolonged school closure. At St. John Vianney Catholic School, we will continue to place ourselves in the shoes of our students and families to imagine what they may be thinking and feeling as we plan.
Finally, we must remember that this moment in Spring 2020 has arrived because of a serious health crisis – and we must remember that our most important priority is wellness and taking good care of our health and that of those we love! While important, virtual learning is a temporary and alternative model of education. It serves us as an effective tool for continuing learning when we are not able to engage with students in our primary and preferred model. The SJV Leadership team wants to assist in any way possible to help students, families, faculty and staff to stay healthy, positive, and continue learning!
Student Virtual Meeting Schedules (Zoom/Google Meets):
Each school morning at 8 AM, Mr. Shimon will email the Daily Pledge, Prayer and Announcements to families.
- Students shall regularly check for updates from SJV , including prayer, pledge, announcements, and messages from teachers. Checking email, Google Classroom, Websites, Facebook, or YouTube as directed.
- Students shall accomplish the formative assignments, projects, assessments and learning targets that are outlined by teachers for each week and for each course. Summative Assessments will all be electronic.
- Students shall not be expected to experience a “full day” of learning equal to a regular school day. Teachers and staff shall collaboratively determine essential learning targets and activities for each week.
- Students should take care to maintain a healthy balance with their days. In addition to their studies, students should take time for prayer, reflection, nourishment, rest, physical exercise and play.
How can you help us “Leap into Action”?
Help us “Leap into Action” to support our Shamrock student community in navigating this uncharted territory, together!
Should you wish to help in this way, text any dollar amount to (262) 233-2456 and select “Curé d’Ars School Annual Fund” You will not only help fulfill a great need for our school, students and families, but most importantly, you will provide hope that we will get through this together!
The school’s annual fund has made all the difference in a smooth transition to virtual learning. The fund’s exclusive funding of Top Teacher Talent, Technology and Tuition Assistance has allowed us the resources to move our curriculum to a virtual platform with the best teacher talent in the area. We thank all of our parish and school families who have already contributed to Curé d’Ars!
Many of you have expressed an overwhelming desire and willingness to assist in supporting families, students and teachers during these challenging times. We appreciate you! Although in-person volunteerism and classroom support might not currently be viable, where we could really use the help is through financial resources. Yes, we need donations.
Health & Community Resources
Please click here to view the CDC CoVID19 updates and information.
Please click here to view the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ COVID19 updates and information.
Please click here to view the Waukesha County Health Department’s CoVID19 updates and information.
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