Mercy's Distance Learning program is used when there is a campus or county concern that requires faculty and students to not be on campus. The goal of Distance Learning is to continue to provide a rigorous and engaging academic learning experience through a digital platform.
As we transition to Distance Learning amid concerns of COVID-19, we have created this webpage as a hub of information for expectations and protocols for students during Distance Learning Days (DLD).
It is vital that learning continues during Distance Learning, and school will be held in accordance with the A/B block schedule. Under this plan, students, faculty, and staff are expected to be available and actively engaged in teaching and learning from 7:55 am to 2:30 pm each day.
Students and families should read the information provided carefully, and contact individual teachers, the students' counselor, or Mrs. Conklin with any questions.
As always, our goal is to support the whole student. Mercy is more than an academic learning environment - it's a community, a culture, and a mindset. We plan to do everything we can to maintain the Mercy connection that they know any love, and support them the best we can as we all adapt to this new normal. Our faculty are continuously building and collecting resources for our students, families, and staff. Please click the below buttons to access the links and resources.
We encourage you to familiarize yourselves with opportunities that are available to both our parent and student community. These opportunities will be led by our faculty and staff and include sessions and activities such as College Counseling, Wellness Challenges, Lunchtime Meditations, and opportunities to speak with Administration. Specific Zoom links can be found in Schoology.
- Adhere to the Distance Learning Schedule.
- “Attend” class remotely through Schoology.
- Check in on Schoology for attendance each period.
- Remain available to that teacher during that 80-minute period.
- Free dress is the DL dress code. You can still receive a uniform infraction if you are dressed inappropriately during a video conference.
- Internet access is required.
- Do not gather in large groups. School closures are intended to slow the spread of the virus.
Click HERE to download the Distance Learning Expectations slideshow for students and families.