Instructions for Materials Pickup and Distance Learning Prep


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Dear Regents Parents,

Thank you for your patience with us as we implement classical Christian distance learning — we promise to offer the same patience and flexibility with you. We are planning to begin this new format for learning next week, but we recognize that this at-home instruction may need to continue for an indefinite period beyond next week.

The purpose of this email is to give you essential information about the plan to implement distance learning. Our teachers have been hard at work preparing to use online platforms and preparing lessons so we can get started next week.

Book and Material Pickup – Friday, March 20

  • Tomorrow, Friday, March 20, the school building will be open from 8:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. so that you can pick up your child’s books, materials, and supplies.
  • Individual parents or student drivers should pick up. Grammar School students should not enter the building. Individual Logic/Rhetoric School students may enter the building to pick up their supplies but are encouraged not to congregate and to exit quickly.
  • Please do not enter the building if you are feeling unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms.
  • Grammar School parents: your child’s materials will be in his or her classroom on his or her desk.
  • Logic/Rhetoric School parents: your child’s materials will be in his or her locker and in his or her Omnibus classroom. Materials will be clearly marked as belonging to your child. You should take anything you might need from your child’s locker, but you do not have to completely clean out the locker now.
  • Please bring a tote bag, container, or box to carry your child’s supplies in.
  • In order to facilitate social distancing, we will allow only a few individuals in the building at a time and, to follow CDC guidelines, please remain at least 6 feet apart. The front door will be locked. Please do not be offended if we ask you to wait outside before coming in, as we limit the number of people in the building at one time.
  • It will be best if you park rather than drive through.
  • It will be helpful if parents’ arrival times are scattered throughout the day. Consider that the 8:00 a.m. and noon hours will be busy, so if you are able please come at another time.
  • We would ask you to please enter the front of the building, go efficiently to your child’s classroom, and exit through the back/Great Room doors.
  • 5th and 6th grade parents will need to enter directly into the portable and should observe the same social distancing guidelines. The door will be open so that parents can minimize contact. 
  • Big Serve packets are still available in the school office if you want/need any materials.

Preparing for Lessons – Monday, March 23

Lessons will begin on Monday, March 23. We will be using several digital and online platforms to facilitate communication and support for your student. Teachers will be working hard to set up lessons and communicate well with you. Again, please be patient at the beginning as we get things rolling.

Grammar School

  • Grammar School teachers will primarily focus on 4 core subjects — math, Bible, history, and literature/reading. 
  • Teachers will post weekly lesson plans on FACTS as usual. The first set of plans will be up by Monday morning.
  • Teachers will use an app/website called Remind to communicate with you and your child. Remind can be used on the web in your browser or with an app on your phone. You will receive a link that will connect you to your teacher. Along the way, you will be prompted to download the Remind app from your app store if you choose to do so.
  • Many teachers will post instructional videos, messages, and readings on YouTube. They will share the links to these YouTube videos as they are needed via Remind and FACTS.
  • Teachers will provide guidance on how to complete lessons, how much time to devote to them, and how to communicate when assignments are complete, when help is needed, etc. Once again, please be patient as the communication process gets going.

Logic/Rhetoric School

  • Logic/Rhetoric students will focus on Omnibus, math, science, and Latin/Spanish. Teachers of other courses will limit their load and assignments.
  • Teachers will use an app/website called Remind to communicate with you and your child. Remind can be used on the web in your browser or with an app on your phone. You will receive a link that will connect you to your teacher. Along the way, you will be prompted to download the Remind app from your app store if you choose to do so.
  • Teachers will use Google Classroom to post lesson plans, links, videos, assignments, quizzes and tests, and material. Students should use theirregentsacademy.com username and password and access the Google Classrooms that they have already been using this school year.
  • Teachers will post instructional videos on YouTube. Students will be able to access links to the YouTube videos through Classroom or emails.
  • Teachers may also use Google Hangouts or Zoom for live interaction/support and virtual office hours.
  • In a separate email, we will very soon be sending out a technology survey for all 7th-12th grade families so that we can better assess what your tech capabilities are. Please be on the lookout for it and respond as soon as possible.

We realize this is a lot of information to digest, but we encourage you to take a few steps now, and teachers will be there to help you navigate the rest next week.

More information will be on the way tomorrow. Until then, we wish you well and look forward to seeing you all face-to-face again. May God bless you.

In Him,

David Bryant

Headmaster

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