Catholic Online Synchronous Learning

Diocese of San Bernardino

Office of Catholic Schools

Our Catholic schools were closed to in-person instruction in mid-March as a part of a broader set of recommendations to reduce the spread of the virus, COVID-19. On Friday, July 17, 2020, Governor Newsom stated, in- person instruction will not occur for all schools, public or private, within counties on the California watch list; both Riverside and San Bernardino counties are on that list. Once the county is off the watch list for 14 consecutive days, we implement our onsite learning plans. We are prepared and excitedly await when we can instruct students on campus. We know that the uncertainty of potential school openings or closures is stressful for all involved, but we remain focused on the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff, and all of our families.

Our schools will open the 2020-2021 academic year through Catholic Online Synchronous Learning. We want to ensure that our Catholic identity is in the forefront of distance learning while providing real-time access to instruction. The highest level of academic rigor parallels our ability to set foundations of morals, values, and character. The decisions made by all our schools are based on that premise. In a Catholic Online Synchronous Learning environment, all school policies remain in effect, including grading, acceptable use of electronics, and academic integrity and rigor.

If a student is unable to attend the scheduled Catholic Online Synchronous Learning session, they will need to complete and turn in all assigned work by the designated time frame of that week to receive attendance credit and grade for those assignments. Students that attend Catholic Online Synchronous Learning sessions will receive attendance credit for that day and must complete and turn in all assigned work by the designated time frame of that week to receive a grade for those assignments.

We encourage every student to have an environment that promotes optimal learning.

Such environments can be achieved by:

1. Designating a quiet space for the student to work from. 

2. Eliminating distractions, including turning off extra devices. 

3. Follow the school’s class schedule.
4. Have all supplies that are necessary to learn ready prior to class. Set a nightly routine to be ready for school the next morning, charging their electronic device, etc.

5. Utilize the extra resources available for assistance (tutoring or office hours).

6. Keep an open line of communication with teachers.

Here is an example of a typical school day

Primary Grades (TK-6th)Junior High (7th-8th)
8:00 - 8:15Prayer/ Assembly8:00 - 8:15Prayer/Assembly
8:00 - 8:45Mass (Wednesday)8:00 - 8:45Mass (Wednesday)
8:15 - 9:00Religion8:15 - 9:00Core Subject
9:00 - 9:45Math9:00 - 9:45Core Subject
9:45 - 10:15Break9:45-10:15Break
10:15 - 11:00ELA10:15 - 11:00Core Subject
11:00 - 12:00Science / Social Studies11:00 - 12:00Science / Social Studies
12:00 - 12:45Lunch12:00 - 12:45Lunch
12:45 - 1:45Pull-Out Sessions
Small Groups/ One-to-One
12:45 - 1:45

Pull-Out Sessions

Small Groups/ One-to-One

1:45 - 2:30Teacher Office Hours2:00 - 2:45Teacher Office Hours
2:45 - 3:00End of Day Assembly2:45 - 3:00End of Day Assembly