SMCS Virtual Learning Guide

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics & Service since 1960

Follow the steps below to learn...No Matter What!!

Step 0: Build a Regular Routine

Regular Wake Up Times: Now is the time to get ready for the 8:30AM check in that starts Aug. 17. Please practice routines at home (including nap time for PreK) to make the transition a bit smoother.

Mask Usage: Our virtual learning time will fly by and in-person will be phasing in September. Over the next weeks of virtual learning, if you have not already, get your student used to wearing a mask for extended periods of time and practice proper mask usage. A special video featuring Dragon SUPERSTARS will show proper usage during Back to School Meet the Teacher Night!

Step 1: Review Virtual Learning Schedule

START 8:30AM: The virtual day begins for ALL at 8:30 AM. We will have an all-school morning assembly, prayer, exercise, music, and fun.

Immediately after students will log in into their teacher's Zoom for a full day of learning. Students must check into the beginning of class and end of class.

END 3:15PM-3:30PM: At 3:15pm each day, all students will log into closing day ceremony for prayer and fun!

Step 2: READY, SET, GO!!

Expectations that will help us all make the best out of your virtual experiences!
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Step 3: Log into your Google Classroom: One Stop for ALL your learning tools

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is our one-stop shop to organize all of your learning. Google Classroom is where teachers will post/collect assignments and have your live link to log into Zoom.

We will put your students into ALL of their google classrooms. You will get your sign-in during the carline and can join the classrooms starting Aug. 13.

Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020

Step 4: Test out Zoom. For Live Lessons we will Zoom!

Zoom: Online Web Conferencing Tool

Zoom is where students will see LIVE lessons and connect with their classmates and teachers.

EACH google classroom will have a link to connect to Zoom and all school devices will have Zoom already on the device for you.

Zoom for Kids: How to Set Up the Zoom App for Students and Parents

Step 5: Set up Ren Web/Facts Account for Grades, Financial Account, FACTS: Parents Web

Stay plugged in to your student's academic needs! Please make sure you have a family account on Ren Web/. Attached is a tutorial to create your account in english and espanol.

District Code for St. Monica's: SMC-TX

Step 6: Take a deep breath and PRAY with us!

We are spending out inservice reflecting on patient trust. We are with you to keep on learning all of this technology together.

Join us in our in-service prayer--patiently trusting in the slow work of God.


Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.

We should like to skip the intermediate stages.

We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.

And yet it is the law of all progress

that it is made by passing through some stages of instability—

and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you;

your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,

let them shape themselves, without undue haste.

Don’t try to force them on,

as though you could be today what time

(that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own goodwill)

will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit

gradually forming within you will be.

Give Our Lord the benefit of believing

that his hand is leading you,

and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself

in suspense and incomplete.

Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin

Saint Monica, PRAY FOR US!!!