Dear Mission Community:
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have transitioned to a Remote Learning Program model to prevent the spread of the virus and for the safety and health for the young women of Mission. School is not closed, we are still in session (virtually). The schedule as of now is set to be in session virtually until advised that it is safe to return on campus.
SGMHS is committed to continuing the quality academic programming and face time with students regardless of the circumstances to make the most of your investment in your daughter’s education.
We understand this is an uncertain time for students, we want to let you know that you are not forgotten. We are thinking about you. We are here for you and we care.
We have helpful resources below to help your family in these challenging times. We continue to pray for our global community and thank you for your patience and collaboration in this time.
San Gabriel Mission High School
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is SGMHS doing to address the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)?
There have been many developments in the past few days regarding the Coronavirus as it has now been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. San Gabriel Mission High School, along with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Department of Catholic Schools) has developed a plan to keep our communities safe.
We are encouraging social distancing and providing strategies for individuals to reduce the spread of the virus between people. We have made adjustments to school cleaning per recommendations from the Center for Disease Control. We have provided our custodians with solutions to fight, specifically the Flu and coronavirus. They have also increased their cleaning routines to monitor high-touch and regular traffic areas continuously.
The school is not closed indefinitely, we are still providing programming and an academic experience for your daughter. We will be providing Remote Learning.
What is Remote Learning?
San Gabriel Mission High School is committed to providing an alternative means of education in the form of Remote Learning during this time. Remote Learning is virtual learning. The primary source of Remote Learning instruction will be Zoom and Google Classroom. While Remote Learning cannot replicate onsite learning, our teachers can deliver powerful instruction that allows students to meet expected standards in an online environment. The success of our Remote Learning endeavor is a partnership with parents, students, and teachers.
What are the benefits of Remote Learning?
We are a college-preparatory Catholic high school. This method of learning will prepare your daughters for the next step in their educational journey for College as this hybrid type learning is becoming the popular way of instruction in higher education. The young women of Mission will practice their Expected Learning Outcomes to become women of Respect, Motivation, Depth, Integrity, and Character. This experience will create an opportunity for students to learn that lifelong learning does not depend on where you are.
We are committed to providing meaningful classwork and not worksheets and busy work. Each faculty member has put forth a thoughtful plan for their courses.
Where can I get up to date information regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)?
Staying informed about the impact of the coronavirus around the world is vital to ensuring your safety and the well-being of your daughter and family. In addition to your local public health officials and local authorities, be sure to follow the: World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which include up-to-date guidance for gathering safely.
What will happen to tuition?
If you are on FACTS, tuition will continue to be deducted in FACTS. If you are not set up on the FACTS system, the school will set up a time and date for you to make a payment in person. Or you may come during our adjusted business hours.
What are the school business hours?
The campus is closed, however school and staff are available virtually. To contact us please email email@example.com or call (626) 282-3181.
Updated on March 20, 2020
*This schedule is subject to change contingent upon the recommendations of the CDC and Department of Catholic Schools. Please check your messages and the website for updates.
What is the best way to get in direct contact with the school for questions?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will have access to this account for general questions during the Remote Learning schedule.
I am not receiving the phone call/email updates, how do I sign up or add more family members to receive them?
Please send an email to email@example.com so that we can add you to the system.
What if my daughter gets ill?
If your daughter gets ill, please send a message to the Front Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are expected to check in for each class as the teachers will be taking attendance. If the student is absent from a class or school day during the Remote Learning scheduled time.
What resources are available for my family?
Resources for parents regarding the Coronavirus:
When will school re-open?
School is currently in session, we are not closed. The Remote Learning Program due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Remote Learning will be in session until we are advised that it is safe for students to return to campus. Faculty and Staff will be available and working during this time. If there is a need for extended Remote Learning or complete closure we will let you know. Please continue to check your messages and websites for the latest news and announcements.
Spring Break is still scheduled to take place between April 6 - April 19.
What is the school schedule for Remote Learning?
Attendance will be taken during the first 30 minutes of the period. It may be best to try logging in at least 3-5 minutes before your period to troubleshoot for connections.
Assignments and assessments will be given. Please with your teacher for coursework and due dates. Here is the schedule for Remote Learning March 18th-31st. Please note this schedule may be extended or altered. We will notify you if there are any changes.
The class periods listed below are timeframes that your teachers will be available for support. Friday will be a check in day if you need help with assignments.
REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE
Starting March 18th
SGMHS will continue Remote Learning until advised that it is safe to return to campus.
Where do I access my class information?
Access will be available under the ‘Student’ section of the website under Google Classroom. Your teacher will send the class code. If you do not have it, please contact them.
How can I get in contact with my teacher?
To contact your teachers please email them. Click here.
When will we have Enrichment?
During the Remote Learning Program, Enrichment Courses will be postponed. Please check with your teachers and on Google Classroom for any updates on assignments during this period.
What happens with my grades?
Check in and participation will be part of your grade during Remote Learning. Grades will be posted weekly for review. Progress reports will be emailed via AERIES. For questions please contact Ms. Padilla for questions at email@example.com.
What happens if I have trouble logging in?
Please contact your teacher first. If your teacher does not respond within 24 hours, please contact Ms. Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the expectations for Zoom class time?
Conference class time via Zoom must be in a household common area such as kitchen, living room. Must wear appropriate dress, please refer to Parent/Student Handbook Policy.
What if I need to go to the restroom during the video time of class?
Please excuse yourself and mute your video time.
What if I don’t have access to Wi-Fi?
SGMHS understands that each family has different access to resources and it is our mission that each young woman receives a quality educational experience. We will not be providing paper worksheets for courses. If you do not have access to Wi-Fi there are resources available to help support you. Below are some helpful links as some businesses are offered reduced or free options for families during this time.
Links to resources:
To set up free Wi-Fi you must call companies listed above and set up for your home. If there is a delay, all the links, classroom materials and information is compatible to view with a cell phone through the web browser or Google/Zoom Aps. We encourage you to collaborate with peers if you need help as well.
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Padilla at email@example.com
What about my service hours?
Your safety is our priority. We understand that many locations are closed and you will be unable to do your service hours these next few days. The Administration Team will discuss a possible extension plan. More details will be shared from Mr. B soon. For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What events will be cancelled?
Events are cancelled/postponed. We will confirm what events will be rescheduled in April - May.
Parent Teacher meetings scheduled for April are to be determined.
What is going to happen with Athletics and practice?
All practice and athletic activities are canceled until further notice for the month of March. For questions please contact Ms. Stone at email@example.com
Class of 2020 (Seniors Information)
From Ms. Mulally (Counselor)
College Acceptances: Continue to send Ms. Mulally copies of your college acceptance letters. I will send updated lists out every Friday to our SGMHS community to continue celebrating your successes. Please double check my updated list attached and let me know if any corrections/additions need to be made.
College communications: Universities at this time are communicating with you via email or their portal sites with VERY IMPORTANT updates regarding admissions, admission events, and any possible changes for college decision deadlines. They are expecting you to be checking their forms of communications frequently.
College Application Items: Let Ms. Mulally know immediately if you have questions or need items from SGMHS in regards to college application. She is continuing to work remotely from home and am available to help troubleshoot any questions you may have.
Scholarships: This is a great opportunity for you to start completing scholarship applications if you haven't done so already. She will continue to send you opportunities.
AP exams: The College Board has informed us that they will provide schools with more information regarding AP exam test dates and procedures this Friday, March 20th. Please have patience and continue to study diligently for them. Utilize the additional resources provided to you on AP Central.
Senior Awards: Ms. Mulally will begin working on gathering information for your senior awards. She will be in communication with you and faculty if she needs to clarify any information in the process. ALL of you have been working hard and we want to continue the SGMHS tradition of recognizing that hard work.
What about class and other activities?
All events for March/April are postponed or cancelled until further notice. The Administration Team will be meeting to discuss plans and rescheduling for Senior activities, fundraisers, Ring Ceremony, ect. We know that school events and traditions are important, and want to make these rescheduling opportunities and options seamless.
More discussion and updates will be held these following days. Thank you for your patience, you are not forgotten, we know the importance of these events and want to put forth a thoughtful plan of action for you.
What other support is available for students during this time?
During this time we all may be feeling a range of various emotions. Ms. Padilla and Ms. Mulally are working on creating a Google Classroom from the Advisement/Counseling office so that we can provide you with resources as we receive them for your reference.
Please refer to the family resources listed above for FREE emotional support. We understand this is a challenging time for you. You are not forgotten. We are thinking about you. We are here for you and we care.
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR STUDENTS
We appreciate connecting with you virtually, and please know your concerns were heard. We want to share a letter with you because we think it captures many of the emotions you are experiencing right now. Mission Seniors, we think this letter provides some great advice about what YOU can do to make this year still memorable for you and your classmates.
La. Teacher of the Year: An Open Letter to High School Seniors During Coronavirus Crisis
More discussion and updates will be held these following days. Thank you for your patience.