Distance Learning at Assumption School

Assumption School families, welcome to the new school year!  We look to the 2020-2021 school year with a lens of optimism but can’t ignore the world we are in with COVID-19. We are committed to providing a safe, balanced, and rigorous educational experience for our students, families and faculty/staff. We will adapt our learning plans this year to be sure and meet all safety and health guidelines of the diocese, county, and state officials. Assumption School will meet the expectations of excellence in our academics, using best practices, working with effective educational technology, and supporting our faculty and staff to challenge our students whether it be at home or at school. 

The Parent Handbook Addendum - August 2020 is an overview of how school will be as we begin this school year in distance learning. It also covers the move to a hybrid model for gradual safe return to in-person learning and instruction. Please review and discuss all expectations with your student to enjoy their success this year. 


Click here to view our Parent Handbook Addendum - August 2020

Assumption Distance Learning PE Website with fun activities and links to keep your child healthy and active
There are so many online resources to support kids' educational, emotional, and physical development that Common Sense editors are noticing yet another challenge for parents and educators: How can you find high-quality resources quickly, easily, and in one place?
Curated and coordinated by the experts at Common Sense, Wide Open School is the result of a collaboration among leading publishers, nonprofits, and education and technology companies. Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You will also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.
Links from families for families: 
Rooted in Love
The Daily Podcast
This Daily Podcast is a great listen for kids and families. Kids ask questions and NYT Science Writer Carl Zimmer answers: 
Goals of Distance Learning at Assumption School - 
1. Provide faith-focused connection between teachers and students using digital platforms. 
2. Communicate the need for parent support in student learning.
3. Provide opportunities to celebrate student leadership and Assumption Community as lifelong learners, effective communicators, socially responsible citizens, and active Christians.  
1. Incorporate print and digital learning experiences for all students.
2. Utilize the Internet, telephones, texts, or other similar means of electronic communication for instruction and interaction between teachers and students that meet the needs of all learners.
3. Offer digital and print opportunities for students to engage in a Distance Learning day.
4. Ensure that the learning opportunities are research-based and aligned with core curriculum and learning objectives at that given time.
1. Monitor and verify each student's participation.
2. Engage student participation within the student's control as to the time, pace, and means of learning.
3. Communicate protocol regarding general expectations and responsibilities of the program to teachers, staff, students, and parents. 
Safety and Trust: 
1. Provide staff and students with adequate training and permissions.
2. Review the program to address difficulties (including safety concerns) confronted through revision.
Digital Resources for Overwhelmed Parents