ECS Reopening Plan
Magi Online is offered to families who have a specific family situation that makes distance learning a better fit at this time. Our distance learning program allows students to attend classes virtually for part of the school day while working from home and staying up to date with Learning Objectives.
Students who enroll in the Magi Online will receive supplies and books needed to complete all core and essential activities at home.
Families opting into Magi Online need to inform the school of this choice by completing the online form no later than August 28th. Families who opt to participate in Magi Online will continue with the program until the conclusion of the first grading period (nine weeks), without the option of switching to in-person instruction during this period. At this time, we anticipate a return to classroom learning for all students after the first grading period unless health circumstances make it necessary to offer distance learning for another set period of time.
Will my family have an option for on-campus or remote instruction?
Families will be able to select either on-campus instruction or remote instruction through Magi Online. If a family selects the Magi Online option, it is important to know that selection is for the first nine weeks of school. Please be aware that once the option is made, the student will continue with Magi Online through the nine-week program until the end of the first grading period.
After the initial 9-week grading period, we anticipate all students returning to the classrooms for in-person instruction. The administration will determine if the distance learning program will be offered beyond the 9-week period based on their assessment of the current health situation and the guidance of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Will the Magi Online program be the same as the Distance Learning Program from Spring 2020?
Magi Online will offer students real-time instruction and virtual interaction with students inside the classroom. After reviewing the Spring distance learning experience of this past year, our teachers and COVID-19 Response Team have reviewed the suggestions and best practices learned from the initial period of remote learning during the pandemic. An improved virtual experience has been developed to meet the needs at this time.
Please keep in mind that this past Spring’s distance learning program was mandated for all students by the County and the Archdiocese. Magi Online incorporates distance learning with classroom instruction and real-time experience to create a new virtual learning experience for your child as we begin this new academic year. With this improved program, there will be clear guidelines and expectations that families will be expected to adhere to in order to ensure the learning success of those who participate in Magi Online.
If we select remote learning through Magi Online can we switch to on-campus instruction at anytime?
If you select distance learning through Magi Online, that selection will continue for the first nine weeks of the semester. Once the option is made, the student will continue with Magi Online through the nine-week program until the end of the first grading period and cannot be switched to in-person instruction during this period.
Please be aware that after the initial 9-week grading period, we anticipate all students returning to the classrooms for in-person instruction. The administration will determine if the distance learning program will be offered beyond the 9-week period based on their assessment of the current health situation and the guidance of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Will Magi Online students have a schedule to follow?
Yes – the homeroom teachers will communicate the individual student’s weekly schedule which must be followed.
Will Magi Online students have access to attend mass with the school?
Yes – Magi Online students are expected to log into and attend mass virtually at 1 pm on Thursdays with the rest of the school. A link will be provided in their Homeroom’s Google Classroom.