Visitation Catholic STEM Academy is currently planning to begin the 2020-21 school year with distance learning for grades K-8. Our Pre-Kindergarten Program will remain open as it is a state-licensed daycare.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recommended in this letter to implement distance learning in all Pierce County Schools due to increased Covid-19 cases in the area.
DISTANCE LEARNING AT VISITATION
At Visitation Catholic STEM Academy, we have a promise to the students to empower them in STEM and to inspire them in faith. Our teachers are ready to lead families through this unprecedented time and will provide the highest quality faith-based education through our distance learning classrooms. By introducing new technology, and by using new ways of communicating, students will have a more engaging and supportive learning experience.
The introduction of Canvas and other online learning processes have been underway at Visitation Catholic STEM Academy and we look forward to sharing these new learning experiences with you! Our Staff, students, and families will be using Canvas to communicate, learn, and grow. Students will receive live instruction in addition to asynchronous work time and specialists. Teachers will be able to meet with students in whole classes, small groups, and one-on-one to ensure that every student reaches their full potential.
A sample learning schedule for 4th and 5th grade is provided below:
SAMPLE ONLINE COURSE
To see a sample 4th and 5th grade Canvas classroom, please follow the link below and use the provided log in information. Please note that this site is still under construction and changing daily.
Computers will be loaned to students who need a computer at home. Phones are not a preferred tool for learning in a Distance Learning model. If for any reason your family does not have a computer, or sufficient computers at home to meet the needs of the children in your family, please send an email to Miss Kelli, email@example.com or Marc Nuno, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work together to meet the needs of our families!
Visitation Catholic STEM Academy is committed to the safety and well-being of our school community and our response to COVID-19 will continue to be based on guidance from the Archdiocese of Seattle, the governor, the Center for Disease Control and the state and local Health Departments. We will keep you updated on any changes as they happen.