ICS students in PreSchool through 8th grade began Distance Learning on March 18, 2020. Distance Learning at ICS means each student : has daily contact with his/her classmates, engages in daily community building exercises, participates in whole class instruction, and can access individual online meetings with teachers. Physical education is online once a week with our PE Coach and counseling services (including art therapy) help students cope with their feelings during this difficult time. Students who are unable to access online assignments from home have been lent an iPad with a cellular connection, free of charge, for as long as needed. Students and guardians who have encountered issues with technology are given assistance by phone or by email. Parents and guardians who have struggled to help their children adjust to distance learning have been referred to small-group classes and individual consultation with behavioral therapists. At ICS, we recognize that different families need different supports and we endeavor to give every child and family the tools they need to be successful.
RETURNING TO SCHOOL SAFELY
The Immaculate Conception School Administration, in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, continue to actively monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Our priority is the health and safety of our students, parents and staff. We hope to return to school on August 27, 2020. Returning to in-person learning involves at the minimum: daily professional cleaning services, frequent disinfection of commonly touched surfaces throughout the day, social distancing (following CDC recommendations), staggered drop-off and pick-up locations, new signage, and other suggestions that could be adopted in consultation with the school's COVID-19 Taskforce for Student Safety.