Dedicated class time for PE, Art, Recess, and “afterschool” activities added to the Distance Learning daily schedule.
Distance Learning at San Domenico
Welcome! This is What Distance Learning at SD Looks Like . . .
A day of Fourth Grade learning concluded with a chance to share hellos from pets.
Cartoon by Alden B. '22, the results of a Middle School Art Class assignment.
Creativity flows in Upper School Music Class with Pik Ki C. '22.
At San Domenico, our mission includes a commitment to recognize what it means to be human in a global community and respond with integrity to the needs of the times. Certainly, these are unprecedented times. Throughout this quickly-evolving pandemic, our 169-year old core values of Study, Reflection, Community, and Service have informed our decision making process and they continue to do so today.
The move to our full Distance Learning Program is a new experience for everyone. Here at SD, we have implemented a robust and exceptional program that includes full days of learning with appropriate academic challenge as well as social emotional support and community building. Even online - via Google Hangouts, Zoom, calls, and video streaming - students experience joyful learning and a sense of purpose within our exceptional program).
During this uncharted time, every day brings new news, new challenges, and new opportunities. Through creativity, compassion, patience, and empathy - for each other as well as ourselves - we will not only get through this together, but also, continue to graduate inspired students equipped to create a better world.
While all of our teachers have long been well versed in educational technology (EdTech) a special thanks to Director of Upper School and Assistant Head for Academics, Kate Reeser; Director of Lower and Middle School, LeaAnne Parlette; Director of Design, Engineering, and Educational Technology, Jen Cronan Flinn; Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Kali Baird; and Director of Information Technology, Jason Clarke for their educational technology leadership.
What Parents and Students are Saying About Distance Learning at SD
"A quick note to say 'thank you' for the clear communications and advance prep leading up to the roll out of distance learning. As a parent and a trustee I am so grateful and so impressed. I can tell you, based on my own experience with another child in high school in San Francisco as well as stories from friends at other local independent schools — this positive experience is not universal! You should be very proud of your efforts and the results. Thank you!”- K.F., MOM OF THREE
A DAY OF SD
Morning Meetings via Google Hangouts or ZOOM
Daily Attendance is taken
Academic Instruction by Teachers
Scheduled class work from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Large and Small Group Learning
Online labs with science teachers teaching from their classrooms when necessary
College counseling support
Social/emotional learning ongoing
Community building and social engagement such as Virtual PE and online Club Meetings
Distance Learning News
K-8 Service Learning Director Gail McCallister offers tips on how to be of service even while staying at home.
US Science Teacher Mary Churchill leads online learning assignment to create a video about the novel coronavirus. Seniors Evan (Van) Cline and Natalie Taylor rise to the challenge, with 3-D models and preventive tips to stay healthy.