Bishop Guertin Leads The Way in Remote Learning
From the moment the decision was made to go remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop Guertin has received local and national recognition. Citing the school's seamless transition, effective communication, and engagement of students by recreating the classroom setting and through virtual formation events, the school is being called a "a model for schools across the country."
Online instruction began on March 16th with student only missing one day of instruction in the entire process. Participating in a four class per day rotating schedule, complete with Advisory, has given students a sense of normalcy appreciated by them and their families. Thanks to investments in technology over the years and the platform the school has used for online snow days, BG went from a brick and mortar school to a completely online school in 72 hours. “People really reinvented what they’ve been doing for years and years over a short period of time and that helped tremendously,” says Principal Jason Strniste .
Seeing a need to recreate the strong community feeling for which Bishop Guertin is known, the school has committed itself to weekly formation days. Wednesdays have become virtual formation days, complete with online workouts, baking classes, and networking sessions with alumni. All this adds up to create what has been dubbed the #VirtualNest. Beyond formation days, the school has entirely shifted its traditional spring events online. From the Mr. BG Pageant to Sports Awards Nights, the school is committed to ensuring its students continued to feel known, valued, and treasured during this time.
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