St. Dominic High implements stay connected eLearning plan

      St. Dominic High implements  stay connected eLearning plan

Teacher Sashana Pusey connecting with her students during a trial run on March 20.

 

SOUTH REWARD--St. Dominic High School will today Monday, March 23, start its eLearning programme with Forms one to IB.

  The school building will be void of students and teachers due to the current closure and health crisis, but homeroom will start via video-conferencing. Last week, staff and teachers had “commando workshops” in preparation to virtually meet with their students this week. With the objective of sharpening technology skills of the teachers, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) team and in-house expert teachers led sessions on Zoom Video Conferencing, Google Classroom and Nearpod.

  Each head of department met with his or her team to coordinate lessons, the materials that will be used and how best to offer support to all students via the various platforms. Teachers engaged in a test run with students on Friday, March 20.

  Furthermore, St. Dominic High School will post all notices and important communications via its Learning Management System (LMS) Sycamore Education: https://www.sycamoreeducation.com/index.php?schoolid=2226

  “Therefore, it is important that parents are able to connect and login with their unique parent profile that they received at the start of the school year,” the school said in a press release.

  Through Sycamore’s Pass-a-Note messaging portal, parents can contact the school or their child’s teacher. During this mandatory school closure, Sycamore will be the only way to maintain communication between the school and parents; therefore, the school management is requesting all parents to ensure they have a valid username and password for Sycamore. Should parents have difficulty logging into Sycamore, send an email to administrator Rob Verschueren at

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. “It is key that parents and students use Sycamore to remain abreast of school news, have access to subject course outlines, receive and send messages and review student performance,” the school said in the release.

  Management encourages the St. Dominic High family to take all necessary precautions to remain safe and healthy.

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