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Principal Forum for July 31 - Shared screen with speaker view
Darcy Louzao
09:06
Can you better explain the rationale for having teachers rotate in the younger grades. Seems like that puts many more people at risk as opposed to having 1 cohort be at risk.
Robyn O'Shaughnessy
09:46
is the rotating of teachers also happening in Kindergarten?
Angelique’s iPhone
09:50
can you advise if masks will be required on the playground for all age groups?
Jodi’s iPhone
10:01
how do we know who to contact about questions or concerns if the students have no primary teacher assigned?
David Lebold
10:06
Since the children are assigned to a cohort and room, who is the main point of contact for the parents? In the event there is an issue/question or an absence, for example?
Vanessa
10:30
Can you clarify about opening week? My first grader will be in class Wednesday, can you tell me whether she'll be doing distance learning at home Thursday and Friday of that week?
Jana
10:41
Will there be opportunity for rising Kindergarteners to come to campus before start date? Also, will there be a meet and greet before 8/19?
Caroline's iPhone
10:48
When will we receive a list of school supplies needed? Some supplies are difficult to find (ie cleaning wipes) so having a list of supplies soon would be helpful so we can start looking. thanks!
Scott Webb
11:04
how will quarantines work? for instance, if a specials teacher is exposed, will all the classes they are in be quarantined?
Jodi’s iPhone
11:29
do you have back ups planned for each teacher in case the teacher gets sick
Caroline Garvey
11:32
What are the plans for new student orientation? We are a new family and are just curious when and how that will happen.
Heather
11:32
Will the meet and greet be in person this year? How will virtual students get their books?
U021262
11:34
Can you provide more clarification on how Wednesday class schedules will be managed for 7th and 8th grade. Will there be an alternating schedule (e.g. 7th grade attends on Wednesday one week and 8th grad attends on the next)
U021262
12:06
Will drop off timeframes begin at a different/earlier time since temperature will be screened for all students
Paul
12:07
For middle school students that are going virtual for the first trimester - will space accommodations be made to allow them to attend in-person for the remainder of the year if they so choose?
Tom Fraites
12:07
With the data being what they are: at this point, would the administration and teachers prefer to have students attend from home (if they can) or in person? Is there a desire to keep the in-person attendance as low as reasonably possible, or not?
Ms. Jeanne
12:41
When can we expect to receive our schedules and carpool assignments?
juliaromanus@gmail.com
12:56
What was the decision breaker with the Diocese when all other schools around us have decided on all online for 1st Trimester? Esp with NC numbers not very good rt now...Thanks
Christy Thalheimer
13:09
Has Professional Development been made available for staff around online instruction, how to handle classroom set up and sanitation? How will standardized testing be handled this year?
Patty Matwijec
13:31
Do you know how many 6th grade classes there are this year, since we had 16 new students added? And can you comment on the number s
U021262
13:38
When we 7th grad receive the confirmed class schedule and supplies list
cara amos
13:41
will there be a chance for a zoom face to face for new students? masks will make it a little difficult for building new personal relationships. will any kind of zoom orientation be planned for new students to interact?
Daryl
13:43
will there be middle school sports this fall?
Patty Matwijec
13:45
of students in each cohort?
Mandi Degnan
14:23
Can you give an idea of how many students have chosen virtual learning, in kindergarten specifically?
Patty Matwijec
15:11
Sorry, how many students are in each cohort for 6th grade, and how many classes?
yabos
15:15
safety during lunch when masks are off? option of taking lunch outside?
Sheeba
15:16
for online option- does the student need to sit through 8 am - 3 pm ?
Susie
15:37
when will middle schoolers receive their schedule?
Carolyn Sanspree
15:39
when we will receive supply list and primary teacher/room assignment ?
Chris Lexa
16:09
When 7th and 8th graders are remote learning are there teachers instructing live or will it be similar to the remote learning in the Spring?
Lynnsy’s iPhone
16:32
have you considered utilizing outdoor spaces more often throughout the day for learning in order to reduce time spent indoors?
David Lebold
16:34
Can you send out a picture of what the classrooms will look like?
SPlentl
16:36
Are considerations being made for children who may have trouble hearing/understanding teachers while wearing mask since unable to see lips/facial expressions?
Liz Mosler
17:02
What will the absence policy be for this year? I'm worried about kids being afraid to miss school because of the piling up of homework. Anxiety levels are already high.
Mandi Degnan
17:57
What will the virtual students see on screen? Just the teacher, or the students in class also?
Marni Juhasz
19:58
How will quizzes and tests be handled since some students will be at home and have access to books, notes, etc? Or will it be an honor code type system?
Susie
20:03
will the 7th and 8th graders be required to take all of their supplies (binders texts, etc.) home every night since they don't have lockers? Can we get access to texts online somehow?
cburfeind
20:41
Will the "at home" Wednesdays for MS be distance learning online?
Molly Wood
21:07
Is there a certain type of mask for the kids that you would require or recommend?
Melisa S.
21:30
Will masks be required at desks?
Darcy Louzao
21:33
will we be able to see pictures of the classroom
Hilary
21:37
I understand the rotation process and the rationale, but would it be helpful for each student to still have a “lead teacher” if for no other reason, just so if a parent needs to share some information that is not subject-specific they can contact that single teacher who could then share with their peers?
juliaromanus@gmail.com
21:50
Is multifamily carpool dropoff and pickup allowed this year? Thanks
Tom Fraites
21:58
Are there any plans to arrange for regular coronavirus screening for staff and/or students?
Patty Matwijec
22:08
Other than the change to staggered start of the year, are there changes to the calendar for the school year?
Ryan Swan
22:47
Can you tell us what percentage of the students have chosen to be online?
Michael Lamm
23:59
Will you follow the academic calendar as far as fall break etc.?
Carolyn Sanspree
24:40
if your see the reading specialist or other specialist how that be done to keep them and the specialist safe?
Sarah
25:23
As of last Tidbits, first day mass is still on the schedule. I'm assuming that is not happening. Will there be virtual mass or some other virtual activity or is that just canceled given the situation? Will there be any masses this fall? Is morning prayer going to be done via video or just via the PA?
Noah’s iPhone
26:30
have there been any assessments on the air ventilation system to ensure minimal spread in the classroom? also - how will gym class be handled?
juliaromanus@gmail.com
27:35
Do you know of a percentage of parents since our original back to school survey who have chosen all online for their kids?
Erica Emerson
27:37
will there be a mock classes and mock carpool before school starts to iron out the wrinkles?
Scott Webb
27:42
regarding 6th grade classes, I thought the school was providing space for all students to be in-person. has this changed?
Daniel Burch
27:43
How many recess breaks will the younger grades get? Will there be break-outs w/in the classroom during which children interact in small groups. I have a hard time envisioning a K or 1st grader sitting at their assigned desk for hours at a time.
Callie Swanson
28:11
What about P.E.? Will the kids have P.E.? Assuming not if sports are canceled, but want to double check.
Jane Greene
28:37
will all school mass be held and where?
Familia Bonell
29:59
how many 7th graders will be online distance option?
Jon
30:00
Enrollment question. On campus learning limits the total # of students enrolled during (pre COVID), if a decision is made to go fully online, will enrollment increase above pre COVID enrollment? in other words, will there be more students learning from the same # of faculty?
Patty Matwijec
30:03
Do middle school students get placement for Math with their schedule next week, or will it be a separate communication?
Cscarzafava
31:09
For on-line students, how does the teacher get feed back to know whether the student is understanding what is being taught?
Cynthia
31:13
Will the amount of homework be decreased to allow students a break during nonschool hours?
Kristen Holt
31:29
Did I hear correctly that 6th grade will be in Thea?
Kathryn Doggett
31:30
How long after the live stream will it take to get the recording up if a child misses part of the live stream?
cburfeind
32:40
When our child's schedule comes to us, will it include how many students are physically being placed in their class?
Steven Lock
33:14
Will there be masses held for each grade?
Kathryn Doggett
33:28
Will there be science fair this year for 7th and 8th grade since they are only in school part time?
Jameson
34:00
do kids need to have TFS logo masks, or are there any requirements on type or color of mask worn?
Eric Denney
34:02
School calendar - are there scheduled days off? ie October break for conferences?
Jane Greene
34:18
can students leave books at school and purchase a set to keep at home to limit the amount of things that go back and forth to school.
Carolyn Sanspree
35:06
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Patty Matwijec
36:30
With no Bridges this year, what is the status of the Bridges staff?
Susie
37:00
follow-up to question about 7h and 8th grades taking books home - won't the 8th graders be using those desks when 7th grade is at home? or will the desk be dedicated to that student every day whether they are in person or at home?
Carolyn Sanspree
37:06
they are now recommending eye coverings, what’s TFS’s stance on that
Daniel Burch
39:13
How are specials being taught? Are those teachers also rotating through each classroom?
Jennifer Lanier
39:34
if a cheap daily rapid test that could be done on site becomes available will the school use it for all students and staff?
Melissa Yeazel
40:04
If a student chooses in person learning and is home for a day or two due to illness, will the student be considered absent if the student logs in to virtual learning?
Sophia Rose
40:15
Will teachers allow clear face shields along with face masks on the children in class? As new health protocols are introduced from the medical community how will the school plan to integrate and communicate new best practices as appropriate - Thank you!
Darcy Louzao
40:49
can you describe the process once you have been notified of a positive case. when we will be notified? will the class be expected to quarantine and start on-line learning immediately?
Patty Matwijec
41:24
Will children be playing instruments in music class this year? And to confirm, all after school activities are suspended including music lessons?
Cscarzafava
43:00
Will there be options other than Facebook Live for those who are boycotting Facebook?
Suzanne Wheeler
43:05
Can you please clarify the TFS risk/goal threshold for Covid-19 positives? Has staff been trained/certified as contact tracers? What is the level/number that TFS considers acceptable before Plan B and/or elements of it will need to change?
Raul Louzao
43:05
will you provide photos of the classrooms
Carolyn Sanspree
43:44
if we are going to send the children to mass in small groups could we not keep the younger children together and they older one together since the numbers say the younger children less likely to get the virus and to pass it along
John Paul
44:47
Will hand sanitizer stations be available to the students?
Suzanne Wheeler
46:03
Have all teachers confirmed they'll be in-person at school or have some opted to teach from home?
Jackie
47:21
those who have chosen to go 5 days can they send their child for one week and following week do distance learning? some parents are under the impression can flip flop back and forth on a daily or weekly basis?
Amy Young
47:27
Can you please let us know the latest possible pickup time for kids so we can plan for after school activity?
Jennifer Lanier
47:51
will teachers use voting buttons on zoom?
KHovey
47:56
Are we doing science fair this year?
Patty Matwijec
49:03
Are we able to come up with a way to continue prayer buddies?
Kelly Sullivan Conlin
49:08
will we get a name list of students in the same cohort?
Carla Belanger
50:16
You may have already covered this, my internet has been spotty...will parents be able to walk in the kids on the first day?
Jennifer Lanier
50:46
I saw a note on science fair, I have attended multiple virtual scientific meetings this summer and would be glad to assist with a virtual fair!
Marni Juhasz
50:55
How will bathroom breaks be handled - will there be a limit on number of kids in bathroom at once?
David Lebold
52:55
Will Fr. Jim still have a role at TFS after he moves over to the diocese?
bsetnik
57:35
Given the recent toxicity of hand sanitizers and extensive FDA recalls of these products, will the protocol be revised to safer methods of handwashing with soap and water?
Angelique’s iPhone
58:42
if things get better regarding Covid ( and a vaccine has been made available) is it possible that things will go back to normal in Spring?
Daniel Burch
59:14
How frequent will bathrooms be cleaned/disinfected throughout the day?
Ms. Jeanne
59:53
Follow up on using on line platform for students that are home sick for the day...I'm under the impression that we are to be more precautious with our children and not send them if they are having an off day. Thus the children aren't necessarily sick but are staying home preventatively. Can these children access the online platform for the day as to not incur an absence that day?
Marni Juhasz
59:58
Are you still okay with a younger student attending class in person on the same days their older sibling attends class and attending virtual the same days?
Sophia Rose
01:04:38
Similar to immunization documentation requirements for entering school, will students be required to take a recent Covid-19 test with their pediatrician to be sure students are not entering classrooms asymptomatic after summer vacation travels?
Susie
01:06:39
sorry if I missed the answer but I didn't hear you address the question from Amy Young about the latest possible pick up time....and earliest drop off times.
yabos
01:08:01
lucky them!
Jennifer Coggburn
01:08:02
Thanks Fr. Jim
Jenny Milnor
01:08:06
Father Jim will still be around! That is the best news EVER!
SPlentl
01:08:12
YAY!
Suzanne Ziemer
01:08:46
Thank you to all who have done so much work this summer to prepare for this academic school year!
Jackie
01:08:49
15% have chosen to do remote learning..how can their children feel inclusive and be part of TFS community ?
Jackie
01:09:24
Is parish athletics cancelled?
Erica Emerson
01:09:27
how will the distance requirement be monitored in the bathrooms?
Jackie
01:09:52
are school pictures canceled?
Marni Juhasz
01:10:13
If a teacher is absent, will all the substitute teachers be trained to handle the new learning environment?
SarahSprouse
01:11:47
If we know we are going to carpool with another student in the same grade should we let you know that for purposes of establishing cohorts?
Jackie
01:12:34
if you chose plan B you are not flip flopping...keep in mind a child 100% remote learning gave up their seat for your child to attend 5 days
Jenny Milnor
01:12:35
You all are doing an amazing job!
Kelly Sullivan Conlin
01:13:16
will drop off time be dictated by grade level?
Emilie Lafater
01:13:51
will kindergarten still have 2 PE uniform days? and are there ways teachers are working on figuring out how to make this first day not so scary…. in such a crazy/weird time?
Susie
01:14:01
Thanks Mike, Colette and Dawn....and to all the teachers who are warriors!
Carolyn Sanspree
01:17:02
thank you for all your hard work
Ashley Watson
01:17:03
So then there isn't a need to have 4 days of dress uniforms?
Daryl
01:17:25
students attending online are not required to wear their uniforms, correct?
Robyn O'Shaughnessy
01:17:50
Since the teachers will be rotating thru kinder, will they have TA’s that strictly stay with the same class so there is some sort of consistency?
Emilie Lafater
01:18:41
so K needs 4 days of dress uniform and 1 PE ?
Cristin Schellenger
01:19:05
If our child or we decide we are not comfortable going in person after we have already said we are going to do in person, can we easily switch to virtual?
Erin
01:19:47
how do we get medications like epi pens to the nurse? Can the child bring it the first day and the teacher can bring it to the nurse?
Kelly Meany
01:20:44
Thank you ALL for everything!! We are grateful!
iPhone
01:21:01
can students wear cloth masks that have filters so they can breathe better?
Darcy Louzao
01:21:34
thank you - this is a very difficult process to have to figure out and we know you are trying to make the best decisions for our kids and teachers!
Ms. Jeanne
01:21:52
Thank you and all the staff for everything you have and are doing to keep TFS as safe and enjoyable as possible!
Sheeba
01:21:53
are parents required to help in between online instruction
Sandi Corcoran
01:22:44
Truly appreciate everyone's efforts to get the kids in the classroom during these difficult times. Your commitment to our children's education and safety is fantastic!
Sheeba
01:22:55
thank you so much for everything you all have been doing .. !!!
Patty Matwijec
01:23:09
Thanks for your leadership Mike, and to all the team for your work!
Melissa Yeazel
01:23:23
We are grateful to be returning to TFS! Thank you for your tremendous efforts!
Familia Bonell
01:23:26
thank you so much for everything
Belén & Carlos
01:23:35
Thank you for everything you do for our kids!
George Bridgers
01:23:46
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Jackie
01:23:46
Thank you 😊 Mr. Watson TFS staff and teachers. Be safe
Melisa S.
01:23:53
Thank you.
Cscarzafava
01:23:53
Dawn, welcome to TFS!
Carla Belanger
01:23:54
Thank you
Emilie Lafater
01:23:56
Thanks for your time and great information!
Kelly Meany
01:23:57
Thank you all!
iPhone
01:24:00
thank you
John Paul
01:24:02
Thank you for all you do! Great job!
Daniella Onofrio
01:24:05
THanks