In response to the coronavirus pandemic, all school campuses in the State of Washington were required to close beginning March 14th. The campus closure mandate stayed in place for the remainder the 2019-2020 school year.
During this campus closure, our students received live, interactive instruction through remote learning channels. The set, daily schedules for each grade level during the campus closure can be seen under the "School Schedule" section below.
When our campus is open, students in grades 2-8 are given our standardized testing, MAP, each fall, winter and spring in the subject areas of math, language, reading and science. In May of our campus closure, we chose to give our students in grades 4-8 their Spring MAP testing (remotely) in the areas of math and language. The Spring MAP results showed growth in all five grade levels in math, and in three of the five grade levels in language . The results are a testament to the success and effectiveness of our remote learning program, as well as the dedication, hard work and persistence of our staff.
On June 11th, Washington State Superintendent of Schools Chris Reykdal announced that the goal is for schools to open in person in the fall of 2020 under the guidelines of their local health departments. We are currently planning to return to campus for in person instruction in the fall of 2020 with the necessary health and safety precautions in place. Updates on our fall planning will be posted on our Coronavirus Page.
To support our students who are not able to return to the classrooms for in person instruction in the fall of 2020, we have added a new role to our staff - Remote Learning Specialist. This role will be filled by Mrs. Deanna Simons, who will oversee and help coordinate remote learning for students who are unable to be at school for an extended time due to the coronavirus, illness, injury, or other issues.
There is nothing like a crisis to demonstrate the metal of a team and you and your team have demonstrated your metal in spades. I am astounded at the preparation and planning you and your staff had put in place ahead of the world events finding us and have nothing but gratitude, admiration and respect for the Sacred Heart School team. My 3 children are receiving the best possible learning experience during this crisis. Their teachers have all gone above and beyond and have made the most for the kids and their families. The online learning experience at Sacred Heart is first rate given all of the limitations. The curriculum is as good as it could possibly be, the interaction between students and teachers isn’t ideal compared to the in person learning experience, but it is a tremendous online experience. Thank you to the Sacred Heart faculty and staff. You are demonstrating heroism, courage and passion to our kids and our family and are a bright lighted beacon during a very challenging time! Thank you, Dave Martine - Parent to current 5th, 3rd, and 1st grade SHS students in an email to Principal David Burroughs, March 2020
Remote learning can be as rigorous as a day in the classroom. Working together, our goal is to continue to provide an excellent education for all of our students and to ensure that they are well-prepared for the following school year by staying connected through live instruction.
Remote Learning Expectations - A great video by our 4th grade team!
- Week of June 15, 2020
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Continuing to Build Community and Educate the Whole Child
In addition to providing an excellent education in core curriculum areas via remote instruction during our campus closure, we continued to provide special events and experiences for our students:
- School Mass live-streamed weekly
- Virtual community events including
- Specialist classes continuing as regular part of schedule throughout campus closure:
- Spanish (K-8)
- Guidance Lessons with school counselor
- How does my student attend an online meeting?
- Where do I find the weekly class schedule for online meetings?
- What are the different meeting types on my calendar?
- What should my student do if they can't attend an online meeting?
- Is there homework in addition to online meetings?
- How does my student get help with technology issues?
- I am concerned that my child will be in front of a computer all day, what should I do?
- What can I do if my internet is too slow?