At St. Luke, attendance is taken four times each day. It is a system-wide practice in Secondary. As the landscape for learning has changed in recent times, the way that we account for attendance for remote learners has to be adjusted. Attending school, whether in person or remotely, is mandatory and teachers have to account for that engagement. Please note the following:
1. school hours are from 9:30-2:30
2. every morning between 9:15-9:30 a.m., remote learners must email their teachers or post a message in their Google Classroom to indicate that they are online along with a quick summary of what they are working on; the morning message can also be used as a means of submitting work assigned from the day before; teachers will follow up directly with students about this email/posting; if the email/posting is not completed the student will be marked ABSENT for the morning
3. every afternoon at 12:00 p.m., remote learners must email their teachers or post a message in their Google Classroom to indicate that they are online along with a quick summary of what they are working on; if the email/posting is not completed the student will be marked ABSENT for the afternoon
4. the emails/postings will be used as evidence of attendance, along with face to face or synchronous learning time spent with the teachers directly
You may recall that our teachers are managing both the in-person and remote environments to the very best of their abilities. They are always reachable through email during those times that remote learners are not accessing “live” teaching or support from their teacher.
Students are strongly encouraged to set reminders on their phones or other personal electronic devices so that this task is completed twice daily.
Should students wish to switch from remote learning to in-person learning, the next opportunity to do so will be the next quadmester, which begins after November 12th. Please contact Mrs. Cosentino by November 5th so that transportation arrangements can be made. For now, the cohorts cannot be changed as they need to remain consistent for contact tracing for York Region Public Health.