SJES eLearning

Follow Gov. Ralph Northam’s recommendation to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School moved to an eLearning model. Below you will find links to resources in support of this model.

Google Classroom Tutorials

Here you will find step-by-step instructions and tutorials to assist families in using Google Classroom.

Parent Guide to Google Classroom

See your work for a class

Turn in an assignment

Take a photo and submit assignment using a mobile device (video)

Write notes on your work

Open your Classroom Google Drive folder

View and edit Microsoft Office files (Chrome extension)

eLearning FAQs

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions. You may also send us your questions by filling out our contact us form.

How much time should our family allot for eLearning daily?

We recognize that supervising the learning process for your children while fulfilling work responsibilities and other obligations is a great challenge. With this in mind, it is our goal to make the eLearning experience as easy and efficient for you and your family as possible. Additionally, we want to strike a balance between ensuring adequate minutes for learning while allowing plenty of unscheduled time for your family during this difficult period. To accomplish this goal, each day we will plan for three hours of instructional time in the core content areas (religion, reading, language arts, math, science & social studies) with the fourth hour reserved for “special subjects” (art, music, P.E., computer, library & Spanish). Fridays will be designated as a “Catch up/Enrichment Day” for students to finish any incomplete work while others may choose from optional learning enrichment that the teachers will be providing. No homework will be assigned over the weekend.

What do I, as a parent, do if I do not understand the assignment requirements?

We recommend you follow the Rule of Three! It is understandable and expected that the children will have many questions because they are working with a much higher level of independence than in the past. A good strategy in this regard, and one that will allow your child to take the lead in the learning process, is to encourage them to read through the directions thoroughly. If they have immediate questions, invite them to carefully read the directions a second time. If they are still unsure of what is expected, at that point ask them to present the question to you. This process will help our students to increase their level of personal responsibility and autonomy. Of course, if the instructions are unclear after you have reviewed them, please do not hesitate to reach out to the teacher for more information.

Are there any plans to cancel testing in the spring?

ACRE and Scantron assessments have been cancelled. Discussions continue regarding Algebra/Geometry and World Language Exams. Any updated information received will be shared as soon as possible.