Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, Santa Catalina School made the difficult but necessary decision to close the school and move to remote instruction.
The closure took effect on March 13 and is expected to last until April 14 after spring break, though the uncertain nature of the virus means that date may change. Online classes began March 18.
On the first day of remote instruction, students and teachers began navigating this new terrain together. Rather than following their normal daily class schedule, students "attend" class meeting blocks, where they receive assignments, engage in real-time instruction, meet with advisors, and take advantage of virtual office hours. Teachers use online tools such as Zoom for video meetings, Loom for screencasting, and Quizlet, Kahoot, and Flipgrid for assignments.
Above all, teachers are making sure to maintain their connection with students, as relationships are at the center of everything we do.
For updates on Santa Catalina's response to COVID-19 and links to important resources, see santacatalina.org/coronavirus.