Providence pioneered Online Learning Days well before the pandemic made remote learning necessary. We knew that students would need to be comfortable with online learning for their futures, we just didn't realize how quickly that future was coming.
Our prior experience running O.L.D.s were the main reason why we were able to transition to remote learning in March of 2020 without missing a single instructional day.
What you need to know for September 17, 2021
Students will not come to school for classes on Friday, September 17. Students will work from the comfort of their homes or outside locations, which gives them the agency to determine their own schedule and pacing. Students will need reliable access to the internet and a computer.
Teachers will post assignments to their Schoology sites for all EVEN classes (blocks 2, 4, and 6), with work due by the end of the day or the next class period, depending on the assignment. Teachers will not be immediately accessible during these Online Learning Days, which will occur each month. See our Master Calendar for O.L.D. days scheduled throughout the year.
These O.L.D.s also provide important time for teachers to engage in professional development and collaboration that has an immediate impact on their instruction, which ultimately benefits our students – your children.
Part of our time together on Friday the 17th will be spent on adult faith formation, ensuring our faculty and staff understand what it means to be a part of our Catholic faith community where we believe the diversity of all our religious traditions and beliefs enhances our individual and collective experiences.
Other planned professional development for the 2021-2022 school year includes designing project and problem-based learning opportunities, mental health first aid training, equity, and social justice initiatives, and instructional strategies that serve diverse learners. We are a community of lifelong learners and our calendar reflects our priorities.