Introducing the SLS E-Learning Experience

We have three goals for our Virtual Learning experience:

  1. Continuity of our educational program for all learners.

  2. Ensuring parents are partners in this process and feel connected and informed.

  3. Support our teachers, parents, students and entire school community in efforts to engage in a digital platform.

Our E-Learning Plan

The SLS Continuous Learning Plan was developed to ensure the continuity of learning and intellectual engagement for our students. This Plan outlines our commitment to maintaining instruction and learning through the use of digital and online resources in the event of an extended period of remote learning or school closure.

Our plan includes both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.

  • Synchronous learning refers to a learning event in which a group of students are engaging in learning at the same time (e.g., Zoom meeting where teacher is reviewing content).

  • During asynchronous learning students are engaging in activities on their own time, like completing a written assignment, watching a video, or engaging with Khan Academy or IXL for drill-and-practice.


Typical Schedule

  • Synchronous Daily Morning Meeting

  • Synchronous Instruction

  • Lunch Break

  • Asynchronous or Synchronous Classwork

  • Exercise Break

  • Asynchronous Classwork


  • All Specials are included and are part of the normal weekly schedule (language, art, music, religion, technology, library, PE)

Student and Parent Support

  • Virtual Teacher Office Hours Throughout the Day

  • Tech Support Email Throughout the Day

  • Resource Teachers Available to Support Students


Primary Synchronous Learning Tool

Zoom Video Conferencing (All grades)

Learning Management Resources (Assignments, Schedule, Submissions)Google Classroom (Grades 3 through 8)

Google Drive and Apps (Grades K through 2)

Asynchronous Resources

Khan Academy
Online Library Resources


Google Classroom for Assignment
PowerSchool as Primary GradeBook


  • Set up your student’s learning space in an area free of distractions. We recommend that you find a quiet space and create a learning environment that includes access to school supplies and strong internet access.

  • Create a daily routine and schedule for your child. Work with your student to ensure they know their synchronous elearning schedule and create a home learning schedule for asynchronous learning to occur.

  • Use a calendar to help your child keep track of their classes, assignments, and responsibilities.

  • Make sure to plan for breaks during the learning day. Learners can benefit from built in transitions between “class” to help them reset for the next subject. Encourage your child to spend their break away from their screens and allow for physical activity and play.

  • Check in with your child. Start your child’s learning day with a check-in to ensure they are clear about the plan for the day, and then check in with your child throughout the day to ensure your child is on the right path. Close the learning day with a final check-in to see how the learning went and to plan for next steps.

  • Keep the lines of communication open. It is important to let your child’s teacher know if your child is having difficulty with his or her learning experience or being away from school. If your child is displaying signs of anxiety, touch base with the teacher or counselor.

  • Support your child’s independence as much as possible and let him or her grapple with the challenges of learning and solving problems. Productive struggle is essential to learning, so we ask that you allow your child to experience the struggle.

  • Help your child keep connected to the community and their friends. Make sure your child has the opportunity to communicate and connect with their friends. Even digital connections can sustain and support us through challenging times.

  • Make sure your child stays physically active and has opportunities for movement and play.

  • Make time for fun activities with your child.


It is vital to maintain strong communications and a sense of community during this period of isolation.

Our administration and our highly involved PTO are working together to find unique and creative ways to maintain strong ties during this unprecedented period.

  • Use of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram)

  • Use of Zoom for PTO Meetings, Room Parent Meetings

  • Use of Zoom for Virtual Play Dates for Kids

  • Parent Virtual Socials Organized by Room Parents

  • Virtual Rosaries