Digital Learning at the Jo!
What is Digital Learning at the jo?
Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing an engaging and relevant educational program that meets the needs of 21st century learners. Digital learning (often referred to as e-learning or remote learning) allows us to promote and support the integration of technology across our curriculum. As a one-to-one computing school, digital learning enables us to utilize the internet and web-based applications to support lessons provided by our teacher’s either in-person or remotely in nearly every subject area. By doing this, Josephinum graduates have the core skills and competencies needed to successfully navigate the digital world, along with a moral compass that guides their ethical use of technology.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Josephinum has temporarily closed it’s building to ensure the safety of our students, families, and team members. Although the building is temporarily closed, our faculty and staff are dedicated to continuing to provide our students with the rigorous educational experience necessary to prepare them for college and life. Beginning on March 16, 2020, Josephinum students have utilized our digital learning remote platforms to complete lessons, interact with teachers, and collaborate with their peers.
We are extremely grateful to our students, families, and team members for their resilience and creativity during this difficult time. As you are aware, the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving. With that in mind, we will continue to communicate information regarding our building closure as new city and statewide decisions are announced. For our latest COVID-19 announcement please visit josephinum.org/coronvirus. Please see below important digital learning updates and resources.
IMPORTANT DIGITAL LEARNING UPDATES! (4/17/2020)
- Extended building closure - In accordance with the state mandate closing all school buildings through the end of the school year, Josephinum will be continuing with Digital Learning through June 9th (May 22nd for Seniors).
- Schedule adjustment – To better support our students and deliver a quality learning environment during this challenging time, we are moving to a 4-day-a-week class schedule with every Monday dedicated to one-on-one conferences between students as teachers as needed. Please see the Daily Planner for a few exceptions.
- Grading adjustment - In order to minimize the social emotional impact that being quarantined for such a long time will have on our students we have moved to flexible grading in order to help them maintain success. Please read the Flexible Grading overview to learn more about these important changes.
- Big Shoulders meal program – While not directly tied to Digital Learning, we are excited to be a part of a Big Shoulders Initiative pairing local businesses with families to provide food to families. Please fill out the attached form if you would be interested in being provided a meal. All meals would be picked up at Josephinum Academy during lunch time. More details to follow. If you are interested in receiving a free fresh meal, but cannot get to Josephinum for pick-up, please contact Principal Schrantz at email@example.com to identify a more convenient pick-up location.
More detail on Digital Learning at the Jo, including expectations for students, and resources for parents, can always be found HERE. Please note that all policies are subject to change and you will be notified of such changes as quickly as possible. We are in an ever-evolving situation and making adjustments and improvements to our Digital Learning policies and practices as we ourselves learn how to best serve our students and families during this time. Thank you so much for your patience, your support and your feedback.
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Digital Learning Resources
Schoology - All Digital Learning will be delivered through the student's Schoology account. It is expected that students will log into their account daily at the start of each Digital Learning school day to get that day's assignments and other necessary information.
Daily Planner -Please refer to this daily planner to confirm the daily Digital Learning schedule. This planner may also be adjusted as we refine our Digital Learning policies and procedures.
FAQ - This resource will be updated frequently as we get new questions from students and families, and as we continue to improve and refine our Digital Learning policies and procedures. Please feel free to send your Digital Learning questions to Ms. Schrantz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Learning at the Jo Overview - Details on Digital Learning at the Jo including expectations for students, and resources for parents.
Flexible Grading Policy - Details on updated grading policy for the 2019-2020 school year.
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