It is important to recognise that the online classroom is in fact a classroom, and certain behaviours are expected when we communicate with students. These guidelines for online behaviour and interaction are known as netiquette. We have to ensure all stakeholders are aware of the expectations for online learning.
Define the physical space for your child’s study – Your child may have a regular place for doing homework under normal circumstances, but this space may or may not be suitable for an extended period of time, as will be the case of virtual learning.
Monitor communications from your children’s teachers on Teams. Teachers will communicate with parents through Teams, as and when necessary. All communications from teachers regarding class schedule, timelines, google hangout sessions and assessments will happen through Teams. The frequency and detail of these communications will be determined by your children’s ages, maturity, and their degree of independence.
Parents are advised to contact their children’s teachers and emails are the preferred mode of communication. However, we ask parents to remember that teachers will be communicating with dozens of other families and hence the communication should be essential, succinct, and self-aware.
Parents are advised to use Parental Control softwares e.g. Qustodio, McAfee Total Protection, Norton Family Premier
Begin and end each day with a check-in. Parents are encouraged to start and finish each day with a simple check-in and centering exercises.
In the morning, ask your child
Encourage physical activity and/or exercise. Make sure your children remember to move and exercise keeping in mind their health and well-being. Our physical education teachers will recommend activities or exercises, but it is important for parents to model and encourage exercise
Remain mindful of your child’s stress and anxiety. Heritage is implementing virtual learning given the unique situation at the moment and will continue to work in collaboration with parents to ensure the well-being of all students.
Monitor how much time your child is spending online. Teachers are creating virtual learning lessons which will have a right balance between online and offline learning experiences.
It is imperative to set rules around their social media interactions. Parents are expected to monitor their children’s use of social media. Help your children maintain contact with friends responsibly. Older students will rely more on social media to communicate with friends.
Please note that Social media apps such as SnapChat, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Facebook are not official, school-sanctioned channels of communication. Remind your children to be polite, respectful, and appropriate in their communications and to represent the school’s values in their interactions with others, this applies for written words and as well as tone of conversation.
Students must comply with the school’s Behaviour Management and Acceptable Usage policy while they are online. Students/ parents/ guardians are not permitted to take photos, screenshots, record videos/ audios of the virtual sessions. All material shared on Teams is the school’s intellectual property and downloading/ circulating/ sharing of content without permission is strictly prohibited.
It is important to recognize that the online classroom is in fact a classroom, and certain behaviours are expected when you communicate with both your peers and your teachers. These guidelines for online behaviour and interaction are known as netiquette.
In the event of remote learning, please use the video guides below to help you. Each topic will have a video tutorial showing the process on a desktop computer and one showing it on a mobile phone.
In this section you will watch how to access Office 365 & how to access MS Teams.
You will need your email address which is the same as your school network username with @sjcs.org.uk added to the end, and your school network password.
In this section you will learn about the different aspects of Teams and where to find them.
In this section you will learn about to join a lesson online that has been timetabled by your teacher.
In this section you will learn about how to find and complete any work set for you by your teacher.