On Monday, March 16, Sacred Heart Academy’s 419 students transitioned to distance learning. Without missing a beat, they began video conferencing and chatting with their teachers and classmates, and even “hanging out” with their lunch table friends.
Since the school closed in response to COVID-19 (the coronavirus), Sacred Heart’s distance learning program has been in full effect. Students and faculty are video conferencing in chat rooms through Microsoft Teams. Students are turning in assignments and watching instructional videos through our learning management system, OnCampus. Everyone is communicating through email. Additional web tools facilitate class discussions and other interactions.
This ongoing teaching and learning during a challenging time are made possible because of the Academy’s commitment to investing in technology. With our one-to-one laptop program, a robust IT infrastructure, and a dedicated and talented faculty, remote learning is able to thrive here. We are deeply grateful to our many generous donors who have supported our technology initiatives.
As you all know, Sacred Heart Academy is a community of students, faculty, staff, alumnae and parents. We celebrate together in good times, and look out for one another in bad times. In the coming weeks, we will all need to lean on each other, as well as those in our own communities, for support. We will continue tracking all information and abiding by all regulations regarding the coronavirus, and will keep you apprised of our ongoing response. Stay safe and be well.