Dear SJF Families,
I want to make you aware of two new policies for the 2019-2020 school year.
E-Learning Days – NEW POLICY
The Archdiocese of Chicago has adopted an e-learning Day policy for the 2019-2020 school year. e-Learning Days are defined as days that include online instruction, independent research projects, and other document- based learning, etc. Schools may only implement e-Learning Days when school is cancelled due to inclement weather or other unexpected closures. Schools may utilize up to four days of e-Learning Days per year, provided that at least 4 core subjects, including religion, are covered each day.
Students in grades Pre-K-2 will have some planned academic requirements on these days but may be limited in scope. Students can be expected to watch videos on educational websites, read leveled readers or complete tasks using materials that are developmentally appropriate to their grade level. Teachers will be available to answer questions via email throughout the day up until 3:00 p.m.
Students in grades 3-8 will complete assignments posted on a school’s website or Google Classroom. All assignments will be posted by 9:00 a.m. with teachers available to answer questions via email throughout the day up until 3:00 p.m. It is understood that students will have a wide variety of responsibilities at home during e-Learning Days and that some may not have access to the internet. Teachers understand this and will be flexible with those situations. However, the expectation is that students will complete the work in a timely manner as developed between student and teacher.
Extracurricular Eligibility-NEW POLICY
All students are to perform to the best of their abilities. If a student has 2 D's and/or an F average in any class at progress report or report card distribution time, that child must attend a MANDATORY study hall two days a week. The student’s grades will be evaluated for improvement after two weeks. If the student attends the bi-weekly study halls and shows a commitment to improve, then he/she can continue participating in extracurriculars.
During the hour long after-school study hall, a Jr. High teacher will work with the student to complete missing work and homework as well as study for tests and quizzes. The student must demonstrate a willingness to work hard and improve. If a student misses one of the scheduled study halls, the student will be suspended from all extracurricular activities, including but not limited to athletics, cheerleading, SOAR, school play etc.
Have a great week!