St. Ignatius is blessed to have the technology and resources to maintain a robust Distance Learning program. Although our plans to start with a hybrid of in person and online for the 2020-2021 school year have been adjusted due to state regulations, we are excited about the improvements we have made to our program and opportunity to connect with our students in the virtual classroom.
Our participation in the Archdiocesan C3 Sprint iPad program, the recent purchase of Chromebooks made possible through a grant from the Ahmanson Foundation and donor gifts, our involvement and Blended Learning training with the LMU iDeal Institute as well as our participation in the CSC Project SIMPLE Whole Child Approach initiative have made it possible for us to reimagine the classroom in different ways.
Last spring, our students continued learning, communicating, and growing due to the astounding commitment of our faculty and staff. Through morning prayers, daily fun challenges, and school wide Zoom assemblies, we were able to maintain our sense of identity as a Catholic school.
The faculty and staff have worked through the summer to prepare, learn and collaborate on a program that will feature daily face to face interactions, teacher tutorial time, as well as video instruction and independent learning. This combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning will provide our students with differentiated ways to receive instruction.
While we would much rather be starting the year in the classroom with our beloved students, we are confident that we will all grow and learn together, keeping in mind that our students come first and no technology or program can ever replace the loving care of a St. Ignatius parent or teacher.
We invite you to join us on this adventure and become a part of our Falcon Family.
As soon as it is safe to return to the classroom, we will put our Return to School Plan into practice and welcome students to campus with all appropriate precautions and preparations in place.