St. James Academy

LIVE in SJA: Learning Independently in a Virtual Environment in St. James Academy

THE BASIC EDUCATION DISTANCE ONLINE LEARNING PRIMER
AY 2020-2021

Online class schedules are best when viewed in a large screen.

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the country, in the world, and the educational system. However, amidst this challenge, education must continue. Every child must not lose every opportunity to thrive, learn, grow and develop.

It is a fact that nothing replaces teacher-student contact time. However, the health and safety of our children is paramount during these uncertain times. St. James Academy, true to its mission of providing Catholic Christian quality education, is implementing LIVE in SJA: Learning Independently in a Virtual Environment, the Distance ONLINE Learning for the SY 2020-2021. It is designed to provide an equitable learning experience to our students in the new set up. It also aims to create an environment that promotes the school’s vision, mission, goals, and objectives,

As we are grappling in the pandemic, we are presented with a great opportunity to strengthen the partnership between the school and the home in the education of the children. Moreover, this presents many occasions for the children to be self-directed as they learn on their own time, place, and pace.

The teachers and school personnel are preparing and working immensely to support the children by providing them quality instruction and service in a completely different way.

This pandemic calls for a collaborative effort. We are one in this journey. We arise above this condition. Together, we can do this!

LIVE in SJA requires vocabulary words for better understanding.

Distance Online Learning
refers to education delivered through internet

Online Learning Platform
refers to the interactive online service that supports learning

Synchronous Method
refers to the actual online meetings (real-time) of the students with their respective teachers and classmates on the agreed time

Asynchronous Method
refers to a method in which teachers and learners do not need to be online at the same time. Learners are given learning materials for independent study

Learning Management System
refers to the online platform used by teachers and learners to plan, implement, and assess learning

Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities
refers to the offline class where students accomplish enrichment activities during asynchronous sessions

LIVE in SJA is designed to meet the learning styles and needs of the students.

A. Features:

  • The students’ online class schedule provides balance considering their needs, interests and environment.  Screen time, attention span, parents’ presence and internet connectivity are also taken into consideration.
  • The online class is scheduled in the morning. The lessons may be delivered synchronously or asynchronously in each meeting.
  • The Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities are scheduled in the afternoon. It is self–paced learning in which students can take their time and set their own schedule instead of working within structure that was set for them by the teacher. The student will accomplish the school work (assignments, book exercises, task sheets, journals, projects and performance tasks on his/her convenient time.
  • The students will be given the opportunity to work collaboratively with their online classmates.
  • Students encountering internet connectivity problem will be provided with offline tasks sheets. The parents will pick them up from the school on the agreed time.
  • The first week will be spent for students’ orientation which includes the use of the LMS, routines, policies, roles and responsibilities, code of conduct, services, and grading system.
  • The guidance center will provide mental health and psychosocial support activities for the first week. 
  • Parents will be equipped with the needed information in navigating the school’s LMS so children can be assisted at home.

B. Daily Activities

  • The students are required to check-in via the LMS Attendance Tracker by 8:00 AM every school day.
  • The checking of attendance will be followed by the virtual morning ceremony which includes the reciting of morning praise, singing of the Philippine national anthem, and praying of the rosary.

LIVE in SJA is designed to provide equitable learning to students.

 

CONTENT

The competencies in each discipline are aligned with DepEd’s MELCs. They cover the essential learning competencies that learners need to succeed in life.

DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION

Instruction is a combination of synchronous or asynchronous methods. In synchronous instruction, learners work and meet at the same time. Lectures and lesson are delivered through online conference.

In asynchronous instruction, learners start and end at his own pace and convenience. However, a specified time or schedule is given.  Asynchronous activities are delivered through LMS.

Parents and guardians are provided with a schedule that shows the days and time of synchronous and asynchronous classes.

GRADING/ ASSESSMENT

A grading system is designed to assess the learners’ mastery of skills and competencies.

Student Engagement
(summative, written reports, essays, online participation, projects)
30%
 Quizzes (reflective & objective assessment)
20%
Performance Tasks (demonstrations, multimedia presentations, written works)30%
Quarterly Tests (objective tests and performance-based assessment)20%
  • The grading system is focused on providing the following:
    • authentic assessment
    • regular opportunities for students to engage in meaningful learning activities
    • regular feedback to learners (rubric scoring, formative assessment, summative assessment, and reflective assessment)
  • The preschool will be divided into two semesters.
  • The grade school and junior high school will be divided into four quarters
  • The senior high school will still be divided into two semesters.

Conduct Grade

The conduct grade will be based on the behaviour of the students online. Their behaviour in accomplishing the given tasks will also be considered in the conduct grade.

Note:

  • Award recognition will be given to students who exemplified exceptional performance. However, quarterly rankings will not be announced.
  • Overall ranking at the end of the school year will still be computed.

LIVE in SJA is centered on the holistic formation of students.

 

SPIRITUAL FORMATION PROGRAM

In this trying time, the school provides opportunities that nurture the students’ relationship with God. This will be made possible by providing learners with online religious activities like masses, recollections prayers, devotions, and religious practices.

Students will also be engaging in outreach programs to give them the opportunity to help others in need.

STUDENT ACTIVITY PROGRAM

The program intends to develop learners holistically through varied and relevant activities that aim to hone their skills, gifts and talents. Clubs will still be available to students. Through this, students will still have time to socialize with their schoolmates and friends through Virtual Club Meetings. Co-curricular activities will be delivered via synchronous and/or asynchronous methods.

GUIDANCE SERVICES

The Guidance Center will provide psycho-emotional support to students through online counselling, routine interviews, and peer counselling. During Guidance period, the guidance counselor will assist the students how to sit with the uncertainty that they are currently facing due to this pandemic and eventually cope with their emotional responses. It will also provide emotional lift to students with concerns.

LIBRARY SERVICES

The library will provide online resources for academic and recreational use.

HOMEROOM PROGRAM

The homeroom adviser plays a vital role in the online environment. A Homeroom period is provided to help the students respond to day to day challenges through engaging online and offline activities.

During homeroom period, the adviser will meet their advisory class via a video-conference.

CONSULTATION PERIOD

There will be a regular consultation period with the class adviser and/or subject teachers. This aims to monitor the students’ condition. Consultations may be done by an individual or in small groups. During consultation periods, the class adviser will coordinate with the students to monitor the students’ academic status, the responses of the students to the daily learning process and activities as well as their performance. An appointment may be set by the student with the class adviser if there is a need to do a consultation beyond the scheduled time. 

This period gives the students the opportunity to be provided an emotional lift as they navigate the online learning.

HEALTH SERVICES

Online consultations with parents’ consent are provided to students by the school doctors and nurses by appointment. 

Here are sample schedules of online classes:

KINDER

St. Raphael 1

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:30-9:00 Reading Filipino Science Music & Arts

OFFLINE

ENRICHMENT/ CONSULTATION

9:00-9:30 Math Language Religion Writing
9:30-10:00 BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK
10:00-ONWARDS

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

KINDER

St. Raphael 2

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
10:30-11:00 Reading Filipino Science Music & Arts

OFFLINE

ENRICHMENT/ CONSULTATION

11:00-11:30 Math Language Religion Writing
11:30-12:00 BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK
12:00-ONWARDS

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

NURSERY

Sto. Niño 1

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:30-9:45 Reading

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Math

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Filipino
9:45-10:00 Religion Writing Music & Arts
10:00-10:30 BREAK BREAK BREAK
10:30-Onwards

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Sto. Niño 2

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
11:30-11:45 Reading

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Math

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Filipino
11:45-12:00 Religion Writing Music & Arts
12:00-12:30 BREAK BREAK BREAK
12:30-Onwards

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation


PRE-NURSERY

St. Exequiel

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
10:00-10:20 Virtual Circle Time

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Virtual Group Discussion

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Virtual Storytelling
10:20-10:50 BREAK BREAK BREAK
10:50-Onwards

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

St. Gabriel

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
1:00-1:20 Virtual Circle Time

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Virtual Group Discussion

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Virtual Storytelling
1:20-1:50 BREAK BREAK BREAK
1:50-Onwards

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

Offline Enrichment/

Consultation

 

PRIMARY (Grades 1- 3) 

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:30 MORNING CEREMONY (Morning Prayer/National Anthem/Vision/Rosary Praying)
8:30-9:30 ESP / BFAST AP Reading CLE Science
9:30-9:45                                   HEALTH BREAK
9:45-10:45 Math Language Music/Arts Filipino PE / Health
10:45-11:00                                   HEALTH BREAK
11:00-12:00 Homeroom (every 1st Monday of the month) Guidance Period (every 1st Tuesday of the month) / Library Period (every 3rd Tuesday of the month) Mother Tongue / ICT Club (every 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month) / Co-Curricular Activity Consultation Period
12:00 Angelus
3:00 3 O’Clock Prayer
PM Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities

INTERMEDIATE (Grades 4- 6)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:30 MORNING CEREMONY (Morning Prayer/National Anthem/Rosary Praying)
8:30-9:30 ESP / BFAST Science AP CLE Math
9:30-9:45                                   HEALTH BREAK
9:45-10:45 Filipino Language PE / Health Music / Arts Reading
10:45-11:00                                   HEALTH BREAK
11:00-12:00 Homeroom  (every 1st Monday of the month) EPP / ICT Club (every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month)/ Co-Curricular Activity Guidance (every 3rd Thursday of the month)/ Library   Period (every 4th Thursday of the month) Consultation Period
12:00 Angelus
3:00 3 O’Clock Prayer
PM Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 7-10)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:30 MORNING CEREMONY (Morning Prayer/National Anthem/Rosary Praying)
8:30-9:30 ESP / BFAST AP CLE English Science
9:30-9:45                                   HEALTH BREAK
9:45-10:45 Math PE / Health Filipino ICT / TLE Music / Arts
10:45-11:00                                   HEALTH BREAK
11:00-12:00 Homeroom (every 1st Monday of the month) Club (every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month) / Co-Curricular Activity Consultation Period for Academics Guidance (every 3rd Thursday of the month) / Library Period (every 2nd Thursday of the month) Consultation Period for Non-Academics
12:00 Angelus
3:00 3 O’Clock Prayer
PM Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 11 – 12)

Grade 11- STEM
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:30 MORNING CEREMONY (Morning Prayer/National Anthem/Rosary Praying)
8:30-9:30 UCSP EAPP Per Dev

PE (week 1 & 3)

CLE (week 2 & 4)

ICT
9:30-10:00 BREAK
10:00-11:00 Oral Com Filipino Earth Science Gen. Math Pre-Calculus
11:00-12:00 BFAST Students’ Consultation with Adviser Students’ Consultation with Subject Teachers Guidance Period (every 2nd Thursday of the month) Club (every 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month) / Co-Curricular Activity
PM Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities

 

Grade 11- ABM/HUMSS/GAS
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:30 MORNING CEREMONY (Morning Prayer/National Anthem/Rosary Praying)
8:30-9:30 Oral Com. Filipino Earth and Life Science ICT Gen. Math
9:30-10:00
HEALTH 
BREAK
10:00-11:00 UCSP EAPP PER DEV

PE (week 1 & 3)

CLE (week 2 & 4)

DISS
11:00-12:00 BFAST Student’s Consultation with Subject Teachers Guidance Period (every 2nd Wednesday of the month) Students’ Consultation with Adviser Club (every 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month/ Co-Curricular Activity
12:00 Angelus
3:00 3 O’Clock Prayer
PM Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities
GRADE 12- STEM
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:30 MORNING CEREMONY (Morning Prayer/National Anthem/Rosary Praying)
8:30-9:30 Biology 1 RDL 2 Gen Physics 1

PE (week 2 & 4)

CLE (week 1 & 3)

Entrepreneurship
9:30-10:00 HEALTH BREAK
10:00-11:00 MIL Filipino DRRR Gen. Chemistry Guidance Period (every 2nd Friday of the month)
11:00-12:00 BFAST Students’ Consultation with Subject Teachers   Students’ Consultation with Adviser Club (every 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month / Co-curricular Activity
12:00 Angelus
3:00 3 O’Clock Prayer
PM Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities
GRADE 12-ABM
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:30 MORNING CEREMONY (Morning Prayer/National Anthem/Rosary Praying)
8:30-9:30 RDL 2 Accounting 2 Economics Entrepreneurship

PE (week 2 & 4)

CLE (week 1 & 3)

9:30-10:00 BREAK
10:00-11:00 Filipino MIL Business Marketing Guidance Period (every 2nd Thursday of the month) Consultation with Subject Teachers
11:00-12:00 BFAST Students’ Consultation with Adviser     Club (every 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month) / Co-curricular Activity
12:00 Angelus
3:00 3 O’Clock Prayer
PM Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities
GRADE 12- HUMSS
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:30 MORNING CEREMONY (Morning Prayer/National Anthem/Rosary Praying)
8:30-9:30 RDL 2 Creative Writing DIASS Entrepreneurship

PE (week 2 & 4)

CLE (week 1 & 3)

9:30-10:00 BREAK
10:00-11:00 Filipino MIL World Religions Guidance Period (every 2nd Thursday of the month) Consultation with Adviser
11:00-12:00 BFAST     Students’ Consultation with Subject Teachers Club (every 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month / Co-curricular Activity
12:00 Angelus
3:00 3 O’Clock Prayer
PM Flexible School Time: Offline Enrichment Activities

Grade Level

LMS/ Platform

Device/Gadget

Pre-school

 

Google Classroom

Zoom

iPad/tablet

desktop/laptop

smartphone

earphone

printer (if available)

Grades 1- 3

Schoology

Koobits

Zoom

 

iPad/tablet

desktop/laptop

smartphone

earphone

printer (if available)

Grades 4- 12

Google Classroom

Aralinks (New Generation Schools)

Zoom

iPad/tablet

desktop/laptop

smartphone

earphone

printer (if available)

Academic / Non Academic SubjectsContact Time
Academic Subjects

Once a week

Online Class (synchronous/asynchronous)

Flexible School Time: Offline Class

Non- academic Subjects

Twice a month

Online Class (synchronous/ asynchronous)

Flexible School Time: Offline Class

Homeroom PeriodOnce a month
Guidance Period/Library PeriodOnce a month
Club Activity DayTwice a month
Consultation PeriodOnce a week / by schedule
D.E.A.R. Time/SSROnce a month

The learning structure of LIVE in SJA ensures the maximum use of learning time and provision of engaging and meaningful lessons, activities, tasks to the students.

 

Percentage

Activities

Delivery

10%

Check-in

Preliminary Activities

Synchronous or Asynchronous

30%

Mini- lessons, giving instructions or tasks

Synchronous or Asynchronous

40%

Individual work or collaborative work

(online tasks, experiments, practical tests, formative assessment, summative assessment)

Synchronous or Asynchronous

20%

Synthesis of the Lesson

Check-out

Synchronous or Asynchronous

LIVE in SJA underscores the partnership between the parents and teachers.

 

A. PARENTS’ AND GUARDIANS’ ROLES

  1. Show support for the learning of your children.
  2. Ensure that all learning materials necessary to complete their online tasks are ready and complete.
  3. Provide a learning space or an environment conducive to learning making sure it is quiet, free from distractions, and has internet connection.
  4. Check and monitor your child’s daily tasks making sure all tasks are accomplished.
  5. Encourage self-direction.
  6. Reach out to the class adviser via email.
  7. Establish a good relationship with teachers, administrators, and school.
  8. Observe the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (R.A. 10173) by not posting, sharing, and uploading photos and videos taken during online classes. 
B. STUDENTS’ ROLES
    1. Observe agreed and appropriate time for learning.
    2. Always check and monitor online platforms.
    3. Attend and participate to all the synchronous interactions with teachers.
    4. Find a conducive place with internet connection in the house for studying and learning.
    5. Always observe academic honesty in accomplishing provided tasks and school activities.
    6. Always observe the provided timeline in accomplishing tasks and /or due dates.
    7. Ask questions for clarifications and understanding.
    8. Reach out to your teacher when you need help.
    9. Follow procedures, instructions, rules, policies and code of conduct. 

                Expected Behaviours During Synchronous Meeting

      1. Respect other’s point of view.
      2. Give comments related to the lessons.
      3. Use appropriate language at all times.
      4. Give full attention to the speaker.
      5. Never take a picture or record anyone without his/her knowledge and consent.
      6. Never upload inappropriate messages, content to the discussion forums.
      7. Dress appropriately during the meeting.

C. TEACHERS’ ROLES

  1. Follow curriculum requirements set by the Department of Education and the school.
  2. Design online lessons that are relevant, engaging, and vibrant.
  3. Plan instruction that is appropriate to the present situation.
  4. Monitor and assess students’ performance and learning needs.
  5. Respond to students concerns, problems, and queries.
  6. Provide immediate feedback to students and parents.
  7. Check the online attendance and participation.

D. ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS’ ROLES

  1. Check and approve learning plans for online deliveries
  2. Support teachers / staff in the delivery of the online lessons.
  3. Ensure the implementation and evaluation of the delivery of instruction.
  4. Monitor and guide teachers to ensure the quality of online program.

Jamers are expected to display proper behaviour even on the online environment. Disciplinary measures have to be put in place to reinforce the smooth flow of online classes and to protect the students and the name of the school.

The policies are adjusted to respond to the current set-up.

 Should you have any concerns, clarifications, or questions you may email the person/office concerned.

Areas of Concern

Office/ Person

Email Address

Enrollment

Finance Office

sjacashier@gmail.com

Admission

Registrar’s Office

sjaregistrar2017@gmail.com

Records/ Documents/ Certificates

Registrar’s Office

sjaregistrar2017@gmail.com

Certificate of Good Moral / Recommendations

Guidance Center

sjaguidancecenter@yahoo.com.ph

Academics 

(Pre School)

GS Assistant Principal for Academics

BasicEducationDept@stjamescademy.edu.ph

Academics

(Grade School)

GS Assistant Principal for Academics

BasicEducationDept@stjamescademy.edu.ph

Academics

(JHS and SHS)

HS Assistant Principal for Academics

BasicEducationDept@stjamescademy.edu.ph

Spiritual Formation

CMO

campusministry@stjamesacademy.edu.ph

Other pertinent information will be communicated to parents and students through the website, official FB account and class advisers.

Enrollment June 15-July 15, 2020
Orientation for Parents via Zoom July 15, 2020
Opening of Classes August 5, 2020
Students’ Orientation/ Students’ Exploration in the use of LMS/ Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Activities August 5-7, 10-11, 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Students may communicate and interact with one another through discussion forums, video conferencing and emails.

Students take computer-administered examination which is usually time-bound to avoid cheating and unnecessary actions while taking the tests. The exam dates will be announced, and the students usually get a certain number of window hours to sit for the exam.

  • Students may be more comfortable engaging in meaningful discussions online than in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Learning becomes more personalized. It also provides round-the-clock access to learning materials like lectures.
  • Online teachers can provide engaging activities to the students which make the learning process more interesting.
Though online education may seem relatively new especially for Jamers, but there are researches which prove that it can be effective as traditional instruction. However, cooperation between and among students, parents and teachers is really important to make an online education effective.
Yes, there will be group tasks in online classes so that the socialization, leadership, decision-making and influencing skills of the students will still be developed even during online classes.
Orientations will be given to parents so they can help the children navigate the LMS.
The school is reviewing the fees. The details of the fees will be posted in the school’s website.
Desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone may be used to access the LMS.
The administration and teachers are doing their best to ensure that education will be delivered to the children despite this situation. We would be happy to welcome all the children in a different setup. This is challenging but if the parents and teachers collaborate, we can get through this tough situation. However, the child who is not going to be enrolled this school year, will be accepted in the same grade level the following school year.
Based on the President’s pronouncement, children will not be allowed to school for face-to-face learning unless there is a vaccine against COVID-19.
Besides the varied online activities provided by the teachers, textbooks, journals, and magazines will still be utilized during Flexible School Time.
Children from pre-school until primary (grades 1-3) need parents’ supervision and assistance. Children in the intermediate level until SHS need less supervision since they are familiar with the LMS being used in St. James Academy.
The school will implement strict health protocols guided by the Department of Health. These guidelines will be followed by the employees and the parents who will visit the school. 
   

Teachers are preparing for the new school year through trainings to equip them of the skills that they need to be able to deliver effective online instruction.

The class adviser as well as the subject teachers may be reached via email.
Most lessons are delivered asynchronously. It means that lessons may be accessed anytime. This is also a way to address the concern of having limited device at home.

There is a provision to make recordings available to students who missed synchronous classes.

LIVE in SJA emphasizes holistic formation of students. Aside from community praying of the rosary and morning prayer, there will be online masses, recollections, other liturgical celebrations, and observances.

Students are expected to wear decent clothing during the synchronous sessions. We leave the decision to you whether you want your child/ children to wear school uniform.

You have to assign or choose a learning coach or tutor to assist your child/children.

The recorded synchronous discussions will be uploaded into the LMS. Your child can access it anytime.

LIVE in SJA is designed to design lessons, deliver instruction, administer assessment, give feedback, and monitor progress to the students by the teachers.

In homeschooling, the responsibility of teaching the child/children is left to the parents, assigned tutor or learning coach. They will be the ones to design lessons, deliver instruction, administer assessment, give feedback, and monitor progress based on the curriculum approved by DepEd.