Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Coronavirus

Remote Learning Plan

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Using Remote Learning to Help Our Students Succeed

We have been preparing for the possibility of transitioning to our Remote Learning Plan due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Over the past few weeks, school administration and department leaders began contingency planning and adapting courses and instruction for remote learning. Our Technology Team has worked closely with Blackbaud Learning Management System (On Campus) to ensure continuity and stability of services throughout this period. Faculty have already received guidance should they need to teach remotely.
 
Our faculty will use a blended asynchronous and synchronous online learning experience to provide a flexible framework for teachers to set instructional components. This will allow for students to choose when to complete the work. Our Blackbaud Learning Management System (On Campus) provides many of the classroom tools required for remote learning.

Our expectations for Remote Learning include:
 
Live Instruction — This new phase will require teachers to communicate live with students at least two times throughout the week. A schedule is planned to go out today. The three platforms that we are using are Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams. Our teachers will have an option, but for now it seems as if Zoom is the most popular. 

Bulletin Boards
 — Teachers will use bulletin boards in remote learning situations to post general class information such as a welcome video, expectations (including, the syllabus and rubrics), and announcements. 
 
Topics — Topics are where teachers will post information for specific learning units, chapters, or themes. A variety of content options are available, from photos and videos to embedded codes from third-party educational sources. Teachers are able to post an entire video series in Topics.
 
Assignments — Assignments provide a convenient and paperless method for students to complete coursework. Blackbaud’s LMS supports online submissions to collect student work. To stay organized, students (and their parents) can view their entire workload from all courses in the Assignment Center.
 
Assessments — Quizzes and exams to gauge student understanding may be administered through Assessments.
 
Course Roster — Through the Course Rosters, teachers will communicate with students to provide feedback and connect to make sure they’re staying on task. 
 
Graded Discussions —Teachers will use Graded Discussions to open a discussion thread as an assignment for students to add comments and engage with each other. These discussions may be graded, but aren’t required.

Event Cancellations

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    Battle of the Bands (March 12) – Postponed
    Alumni Retreat (March 14) – Postponed
    Battle of the Sexes (March 18) – Postponed
    Senior-Faculty Basketball Game (March 19) – Postponed
    BEEP Exchange Day with Lourdes (March 20) – Postponed
    All Out-of-Season Team Workouts – Postponed
    Shark Tagging with UM (April 23 & 24) – Postponed
    Drama State Tournament – Postponed
    Columbus Connects Frank Azor (March 30) – Postponed

Questions or Concerns?

Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 call center: 866-779-6121 (open 24/7) or COVID-19@flhealth.gov
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.