Sacred Heart School will be following the “strong recommendation” of Governor Inslee and the State Superintendent Reykdal to return to school this fall with remote instruction for grades Kindergarten through 8th. As conditions improve in King County vis a vis the coronavirus situation and we move from High to Moderate risk in King County, we will make adjustments to our schedule and programs to include students in face-to-face, in person instruction.
We have spent the last several months preparing to provide an excellent academic, social, and spiritual experience for our students this fall. All students will have a regular weekly schedule. The majority of their daily instruction will be live. Their week will include all of the core curriculum (e.g., religion, math, reading) and specialist classes (e.g., art, physical education, , music, Spanish) that they enjoy during in-person instruction. Time has been built into the weekly schedule for Mass and assemblies, one-on-one teacher-student check-in time, social activities, school counselor support, and student help times.
Because our Pre-Kindergarten class is licensed separately to provide daycare, it is allowed to continue to operate for in-person instruction.
This information will continue to be updated as our local conditions change.
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!
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?