Since the onset of COVID-19, our staff have spearheaded a plan that relies on innovation, adaptability and student feedback. We have taken this pandemic not as a crisis, but as an opportunity to rethink our methods and academic offer. The end result is a constant innovative process that brings us ever closer to a better teaching environment.
As new challenges arise, so does our tools and creativity. As always, we are vigilant of our health and growth.
Because the school has a Centro de Atención Integral (CAI) license, we can provide in-person classes for our youngest students, from preschool to grade 1. As many parents of this age group are still concerned about the pandemic, we have approximately 50% of the students in attendance.
The parents who choose to stay at home will have all the same classes, albeit in virtual form. We use Zoom, Moodle, Flipgrid, and several other virtual teaching tools.
From Elementary II onwards, the students have virtual classes assisted with Zoom videocalls and digital learning platforms as Moodle and Google Classroom.
Professors keep their classes interesting and amusing with digital tools as G-Suite, Zoom, Nearpod, PearDeck, Kahoot, Padlet, Youtube, Flipgrid, Spreaker and more).
However, no digital tool can replace the human bond that keeps learning alive. There is a web of assistance for those students who find virtual learning more difficult: calls, follow ups and meetings to keep track of progress. Homeroom and assemblies work as a space for dialogue and social relief. Personalized assistance is always a phone call away.
SAFETY AND CHILDREN FIRST
The entire school and faculty has been scrutinized for COVID-19 related risks. We have ways to adjust our academic offering while guaranteeing health and safety. We are constantly talking with both municipal authorities as well as following the latests guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.