How will Remote Learning be conducted April 6 - May 1?
Grades Jr. K-3 will be emailed the weekly work (broken up into days and subjects) as well as daily email communications with journal prompts. Teachers will use Google Classroom, chats, hangouts, online Scholastic magazines, age-appropriate videos, and weekly Zoom meetings so students can see each other and their teacher.
Grades 4-5 will be emailed the weekly work (broken up into days and subjects) as well as daily email communications with journal prompts. Teachers will use Google Classroom, chats, hangouts, online Scholastic magazines, and age-appropriate videos. Zoom meetings will start effective April 6 to teach math and French and enable students to see each other and their teachers.
Grades 6-8 will have their classwork and homework posted on Teacherease as well as on Google Classroom. Teachers will regularly use Google Classroom, chats, hangouts, and age-appropriate videos. Zoom meetings will start effective April 6 to teach math, English, French, Spanish, and history. This will also enable students to see each other and their teachers, get instruction directly from the teachers, and feel less isolated.
Why does it seem like there is more work than the usual daily homework?
Remote Learning should be taking your children longer than their daily assignments during school; the goal is to replace their many hours spent learning at school with the Remote Learning they will be doing at home. Remind your children that Remote Learning is "school away from school." But also remember that they do get plenty of breaks at school. They should take breaks at home as well (and so should the parents!)
Remote Learning - Help!
There will be many glitches, on our end as well as yours. Technology will play tricks on us, your children won't listen to you because you are not their teacher, communications will be lost as we all try to juggle work and family all at once. But please know that IT'S OK! This is all very new to all of us. Your children, like the rest of us, are learning such valuable life lessons in the process...we will all come out of this!
Finding other means to do the classwork?
Yes, that is perfectly OK and creative! You can't print the chart, then have your child create his/her own. Your child doesn't have his journal, then have him/her staple binder paper together. Our teachers will continue to be flexible!
Submitting completed school work?
Science Fair for grades 4-8? This event will be postponed until May 13 (details TBA).
Science Camp (5th grade)? Teachers will update you.
What happens to Trimester 2 Report cards for K-8?
Report cards will be mailed to your home addresses starting April 8.
Tuition payments? With school continuing as Remote Learning in April, MHMS Administration will reduce the April tuition fees (details TBA). While our wish is to give our families a break in tuition fees during these difficult times, we also have every intention to continue to compensate our MHMS Staff.
Will the teachers continue to be paid during Remote Learning?
Absolutely- they are going above and beyond to create lesson plans that follow our curriculum yet are not too difficult for the students to follow. All day long, they are making themselves available via email, Google Classroom, Zoom, etc. to help the students and the parents. They are continuing to meet the technological challenges that go with Remote Learning while they continue to remain upbeat and postive. And like our parents, most of the teachers are also juggling work and their own children that are home with them, doing remote learning. The MHMS Administration feels that it is of utmost importance to compensate the teachers and staff during these difficult times.