Facing an unprecedented adversity in a pandemic, Montessori De Sagrada Familia remains committed to ensure continuous learning of and delivery of services to its students, school principal and directress Maria Cristina Santos-Silamor said on Tuesday.
Silamor informed the Sagrandan community that the leaders of the institution are preparing the school to provide learning opportunities using alternative platforms for SY 2020-2021. In a statement “This is to assure every member of the school community that at the moment, the members of the school board and academic council are finalizing its plans for the coming school year in order to ensure the effective delivery of our curriculum and instruction as our vital priority and other educational services in all ways possible,” she said. In particular,“We are creating possible alternative delivery of educational services that will work given the Enhanced Community Quarantine is not lifted yet and when social distancing measures are still directed by government and health officials,” Silamor said in an interview.
Among those considered as alternative learning delivery systems is the use of its existing Learning Management System which learners can access through the student portal.
The MDSF Learning Management System, which was put in place for future plans on distance and online learning, will now be utilized extensively to adapt to the changes that the pandemic has brought in the educational landscape.
The school is also open to utilizing other online learning and virtual education platforms as means to deliver instruction to its students.
In this regard, selected Sagradan students may be subject to trial runs to explore various ‘new models of learning’, the statement revealed.
Silamor assured the school community that the measures that it will implement during the crisis are in accordance with the policy guidelines of the Department of Education (DepEd). The school earlier reached out to the DepEd Division Office for guidance and consultation.
The school shall officially inform the Sagradan community and stakeholders of its final plan for SY 2020-2021 once the Department of Education has issued its directives regarding the status of classes for the next school year.
Meanwhile, Silamor also called for the engagement of its stakeholders to give their feedback and recommendations in a survey form which will be released through the parent portal soon.
Sagradan parents are also encouraged to create routines for their children during the lockdown to ensure that they are still productive at home.
The school halted its operations last March 16 when the enhanced community quarantine took full effect. It also has suspended its graduation rites and other year-end activities indefinitely.
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