As Covid-19 quickly changed the daily lives of our world, St. John School had to quickly transition from the classroom to a distance learning program to serve the students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8. The last day of school at St. John School was on Friday, March 13th. Plans were already in place, led by Principal, Mother Elaine and her faculty to activate a new form of learning at the school. Monday, March 16thwas to be a professional development day. Instead, faculty meetings took place to finalize the distance learning program. Families were invited to the school that afternoon to meet with teachers (social distancing of course) to pick up academic packets and instructions for the next two weeks of school. As we all know now, this was soon extended indefinitely.
“I owe great gratitude and thanks to the entire St. John School community for their patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time in our lives” said Principal, Mother Elaine Moorcroft. “I am deeply grateful to my faculty and staff for their dedication, time and commitment as we have researched and navigated new modes of learning for our students”. Mother Elaine added that she is very proud of her staff and students as they have embraced new technologies such as Zoom, ClassDojo, Nearpod, Khan Academy, class blogs and more. She is continuously in touch with her families daily with comforting reflections, reminders of her prayers and words of encouragement and hope. Mother Elaine along with her faculty, remind their students that they miss seeing them in person. For now, they enjoy seeing each other on Zoom and look forward to the day when they will be together again soon. We invite you to follow the school community on social media to see our school family and check in on how we are all adapting to this new time and adventure. As Mother Elaine often notes, our community is one of our greatest assets at St. John School and we need now, perhaps more than ever. We will get through this time together!
God bless you and your family.