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Learning Plan for After Spring Break

Emailed to Parents - March 26, 2020

Parents,
 
Holy Trinity will be launching our extended distance learning plan after Spring Break.  As we were developing this plan, we were trying to balance maintaining a rigorous learning environment with the understanding that our students, parents, and teachers are experiencing a great amount of stress and uncertainty.   I know the last thing we want is to add more stress to your life, but we also want to maintain our instruction so that your child is ready for the next grade level.  I have asked each teacher to communicate with you the essential standards that they are/will be working on over the next two months.  These standards will drive our instruction and assessments and be important items to focus on to get your child ready for the fall. 
 
Holy Trinity’s distance learning plan for after Spring Break is as follows:
  • Teachers for Pre K – 3rd grades will be contacting parents directly with digital learning plans
  • Teachers for 4th – 8th grades will be hosting two live online classes and two days of assignments on myHTPS
  • Resource Day teachers will continue posting their assignments on myHTPS
The primary goal of this extended plan is to provide structure, interaction, and normalcy for our students.  Please know that while we want all students engaged with as many live online classes as possible, we also understand that due to schedules and computer availability it may not be possible every day.  I would like to give you a few guidelines that I have given to our teachers when it comes to these online lessons.
  1. Please keep your lessons to around 20 minutes 
  2. Please record your lessons and post the recording on myHTPS 
  3. Please post all assignments on myHTPS 
  4. Please understand and be empathetic to students and parents not able to complete assignments on time.
Now while the above statement mainly applies to grades 4-8, we know our younger grade teachers are also reaching out and setting up Zoom lessons. We appreciate these teachers, and all of our teachers, for going above and beyond for the success of our students. 
 
If your child is having technical difficulties, please have them reach out to Darren Pearl (dpearl@ht-school.org) or Jennifer Huber (jhuber@ht-school.org) with their questions/concerns.  If your child is struggling academically or emotionally, please know that Mrs. Weible and Ms. Probus are both here to assist our students to navigate this difficult time.   Please do not hesitate to reach out to them with your individual concerns. 
 
We have created a “Zoom for Students” document that can be accessed by going to www.bit.ly/htpszoom.  In this document, you will find the schedules for online classes for each individual grade (4th-8th), as well as a tutorial on how to use Zoom and student expectations.  Please know that this plan will not go into place until April 6th.  Please also remember that we will not have any digital learning classes this Friday (Annual Fund - Day Off) or next week (Spring Break). 
 
We again pray for your health and well-being, and we look forward to seeing you soon. 
 
Respectfully,
Jack Richards
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423 Cherrywood Road Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 897-2785
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