Distance Learning at St. Helena
We are dedicated to partnering with you and your children during this turbulent time. With devices in the hands of all our students, continuing real-time engagement every day has been possible. As a faculty, we recognize that family schedules and home lives differ, so we are committed to working with our students on an individual basis and providing differentiated instruction even while at home.
Our small class sizes provide teachers with a great deal of flexibility. Grades 4-8 use their Chromebooks to meet with teachers on a daily basis, get answers to questions, and even go on virtual field trips. Our younger learners use SeeSaw and other software to see their teachers, classmates, and continue their academic progress. They even are still being read to by their teachers!
Our Summer Long-Learning program will assist in preventing students from learning loss. All of our students will have access to Summer Long-Learning workbooks, meet weekly with their teachers, and participate in community-wide reading projects.
Distance Learning Resources
Call the School Office
Need urgent assistance or have a question that can’t wait for an email? Call Mrs. Stone at the school office. Voicemail is checked frequently or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food for Families during Closure
Minneapolis Public Schools is providing free food for ALL children, 18 and under, during COVID-19 school closure. All families are welcome to participate in this program. Weekly food boxes are available for pick-up
Monday-Friday from 10-2:00 PM.
Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis
The Archdiocese has COVID-19 Resources and Mass options.
A Million Families and A Million Rosaries
The Little Sisters of the Poor have launched a campaign to ask families to pray the rosary for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. The Church of St. Helena has been hosting a virtual rosary often on Fridays at 7:00 PM.
We encourage you to sign up at littlesistersofthepoor.org.
The campaign’s flyer is located here.
Mental Health Resources
Children’s hospital Integrative Medicine clinic has begun a new call-in line as a resource for assistance with this difficult pandemic time we find ourselves in.
It is called “Coping with Covid.”
It is a call-in line. 612-813-7888.
Webinar by Dr. Nolan for parents regarding mental health issues: https://youtu.be/yiaORdsEwdc
As we shift education from Saint Helena Catholic School to Distance Learning, we realize that this is an unexpected change in your child’s education. We hope that these resources will provide some tips and strategies to help you. If you need assistance, we are only an email or a phone call away.
Technology for Distance Learning
Catholic School Center of Excellence (CSCOE) has put technology tutorial videos for parents into a LiveBinder so you can access them from one convenient location.
The password is Parent. http://www.livebinders.com/b/2653010