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Due to the evolving conditions of COVID-19 in Dallas County, St. Philip’s School and Community Center will be changing how we operate effective Monday, March 23. At this time, all events, activities and non-essential programming has been suspended. Our Executive Leadership Team is assessing this crisis and our adjustments daily, along with the rest of the country. We will manage week be week assessments of all we are doing and its impact on students, external programming, and our surrounding neighborhood.

We will keep this page updated with the latest communications about our response to COVID-19. 

Parent FAQs

St. Philip’s School and Community Center will be closed through April 3, 2020.  We will communicate with you in the event school needs to be closed beyond the April 3rd date.

Currently, there has been no determination and the St. Philip’s School and Community Center Board of Trustees is evaluating this situation.

All academic excursions are canceled. This includes 3rd Grade- Sky Ranch, 4th Grade-Austin/San Antonio, 5th Grade-Civil Rights Trip and 6th Grade-Grand Canyon. Families will be reimbursed for payments already made for these excursions.  We are working on possibly offering these excursions at a later date.

Yes, assignments will be graded and entered into the gradebook for students in grades 1-6.  Additionally, early childhood students will receive feedback on their assignments.

Students will not take the CTP-V this school year.  The Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) is working on a plan for next school year.

 - Monday, March 23, will be a remote faculty workday. 
 - All faculty will post learning materials and assignments by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at which time students will be expected to begin assignments.
 - Distance learning, including synchronous class meetings, will begin on Tuesday, March 24.

 - Teachers will communicate to students and parents via Renweb/Parent’s Web and email. Below are the steps to view the assignments and lessons on Renweb/Parent’s Web. 
 - All assignments will be posted in Renweb/Parent’s Web by 8:30 am each day. Students will have 24 hours to complete daily assignments. 
 

All faculty will have office hours to allow them to work with students that have questions pertaining to an assignment.  Additionally, faculty will be available via email from 8:30am-4:00pm

 - Be sure your child can log in to all online programs for their grade level (Benchmark Literacy, Aleks, Google classroom, etc.)
 - Familiarize yourself with Renweb/Parent’s Web and how to access assignments

 - Prayer: The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective (James 5:16). Please continue to pray for everyone that is impacted by COVID-19. 
 - Volunteer at Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry at St. Philip’s School and Community Center. Please complete the sign up here.
 - Work together! Many parents are still working and need help with childcare during the day.  Please reach out to other parents in your grade level to see how you can help. It STILL takes a Village!
 

 - Reliable Wifi/Internet access
 - I-pad, laptop, or Chromebook, etc. with keyboard, webcam and microphone for synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. Pre-K2-Pre-K4 can use cellphones to access classroom content. 
 

 - See the Internet Service Providers information at the bottom of this page.
 - Beginning on Monday, March 23rd, St. Philip’s School and Community Center will provide free WIFI for St. Philip’s families. Parents can access WIFI by parking in the St. Philip’s parking lots. 
 - If you NEED technology at home, you may check out a Chromebook on Monday, March 23rd from 10am-2pm at the school.  Please remember that we have limited resources and may not have enough Chromebooks for all students.  Priority will be given to students in 2nd -6th grade.  If you need a Chromebook, please complete the Google form by 8pm on Sunday, March 22nd.  You will receive a confirmation email if we have a Chromebook available for you. 

Each student will have 24 hours to complete his/her required activities. Additional time will be given depending on the rigor of the assignment, if circumstances warrant it or if required per accommodations.

Amounts of work are largely dependent upon the grade level. A student will not be asked to complete unreasonable amounts of work, and activities should not require initial instruction from parents/guardians or other caretakers. A student may need some assistance just as he/she would on typical homework. If work becomes overwhelming and time-consuming, please contact your child’s teacher

 - Establish a daily routine to support with learning
 - Incorporate prayer and devotion as part of your routine
 - Identify a comfortable, quiet space so you can work effectively
 - Check online communication regularly
 - Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty, showing your learning
 - Communicate with teachers regularly
 - Ensuring that our children adhere to online policies and making sure comments and communication are uplifting and kind
 - Take breaks, play, be active

Distance Learning Resources

Parents we understand that distance learning can and will be stressful for both you and your child(ren). We want to provide you with as many resources as possible to help with transitioning and maintain a positive distance learning experience.

Free Wifi for 60 days through Charter Communication-Spectrum, call 844-488-8395

Free Wifi for 60 days through Charter Communication-Spectrum, call 844-488-8395

BrainPop- “Kid Tested, Teacher Approved”
 
Storyline Online- Enjoy Storytime with Celebrities 

Science Mom and Math Dad- Great Engaging videos for math and science

Zoom- Setup virtual playdates, collaborative learning time, parent support meetings, etc.

ABC Mouse- If your teacher has sent you a code to redeem please enter it after clicking this link.

Virtual Field Trips

Daily Devotionals- Make these a part of their morning routines.

Online Learning: 8 Tips to Get Your Child Ready

Three Strategies To Survive And Thrive If Suddenly Faced With Homeschooling

Bravewriter- Free online conference and Writing resource

Free Sample Schedules for Reliable Family Routines. For children with ADHD, reliable schedules and easy-to-follow routines can make a world of difference. Here, learn how to create effective routines for waking up and going to sleep — two common trouble spots. 
 
Learning at Home: Sample Schedule & Resources for Elementary School Students with ADHD
 
Free Webinar Replay: Coronavirus Crash Course for Parents: Keeping Kids with ADHD in ‘Study Mode’ While Home from School.

Are You CoronaSchooling? Daily Schedule Advice for ADHD Families  A daily schedule comforts and guides children with ADHD through uncertain times — namely, the coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Use this expert advice to keep your child happily learning and achieving goals while also social distancing and working from home and banding together as a family.

Working from Home? Telecommuting Strategies from Adults… 
 
Coronavirus - Brainpop

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus  (Recommended for Early Childhood)
 
How To Talk To Children About Coronavirus

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Coronavirus, Online Learning, Social Isolation, and Cyberbullying: How To Support Our Students

Any information or suggestions in these resources are solely the opinion(s) of the author(s) and should not replace the advice of appropriate medical, legal, therapeutic, financial or other professionals. We do not test or endorse any product, link, author, individual or service listed within.

How to Access Homework in ParentsWeb

Start at our school’s website, https://www.stphilips1600.org/

Click on the Homework tab. On this page you can view the homework for each child listed, by selecting their name in the drop-down student menu. The homework is defaulted to view by the week. You can change the week, by selecting a different week in the drop-down menu. You may also choose to sort homework by the date or by the subject from the drop-down menu.


 

INTERNET SUPPORT

To support families that may not have access to the internet, some internet service providers are offering free services to include hotspots. The following information is a quick overview based on what is listed on their indicated webpages. For questions regarding benefits offered by your internet service or wireless service provider, please contact them directly. The information listed is subject to change based on the provisions of each service provider; therefore, please contact the service provider for updates and accurate information.

AT&T:
Unlimited AT&T Home Internet. All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through its Access from AT&T program. AT&T will expand eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. AT&T will offer new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service. AT&T is suspending broadband usage caps for their home internet customers. That means no overage fees while people are home using more data. AT&T won’t terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer due to an inability to pay their bill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – and AT&T is waiving late payment fees for those customers. To learn more visit AT&T. AT&T internet information is taken from https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.  Contact: 1-866.861.6075 or 1-855.220.5211.

COMCAST (Xfinity):
They are offering free access to its Xfinity WiFi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the first 60 days. It's also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can't pay their bills. The company is also providing 60 days of free basic internet service to new customers. Comcast has announced additional steps to help ensure people stay connected. To learn more visit Comcast. Comcast internet information is taken from: 
https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19 and https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/16/utility-cable-internet-phone-coronavirus-covid-19/5060084002/. Contact: 1 (800) 934-6489.

Metro-PCS: visit: https://www.metrobyt-mobile.com/ongoing-updates-covid-19

SPECTRUM:
SPECTRUM will offer two free months of internet and WiFi services to new customers in households with Pre-K to 12 or college students who need remote education. This discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet services. SPECTRUM will waive any installation or pre-payment fees to help get you started.  You can qualify for SPECTRUM’S offer if you:
 - Have a student of qualifying age at your service address with remote education needs
 - Have not subscribed to their internet services within the past 30 days
Information is taken from: https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-internet-offer-students. Contact: 1-855-243-8892 or 1-844-488-8395.

T-MOBILE: Providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users. Information is taken from: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/16/utility-cable-internet-phone-coronavirus-covid-19/5060084002/. Contact: 1(800) 937-8997 or from your T-Mobile phone: 611.

VERIZON: For more about Verizon, visit: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus or https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/covid-19-faqs/ Contact: 1(800) 922-0204 or (800) 922-0204 (*611 from your Verizon Wireless mobile phone).