Catholic Academy of Bridgeport Goes the Distance with Great Success
Like our students, our faculty and staff worked entirely from home during the pandemic. In preparation for this, we worked for a week to survey families and make sure that every student would have access to technology, including lending school Chromebooks as needed. Thanks to distance learning:
- Each student in grades 3 – 8 had Google classrooms set up, and emails and access codes were tested before they were sent home.
- Students in grades PreK – 2 had prioritized websites where families could log on to access teacher videos, projects, etc.
- Google Meet was used at all grade levels to check in with classes.
- Each principal set clear expectations for teachers to check in with students and families, and teachers are required to check in with students either individually or as a class daily through their school designated portal (Google Classroom or the website) and to check in with families at least once a week via phone call or direct email.
- Principals established a regular plan for meeting with their faculties via Zoom or Google Meet. Each campus met with their faculty and staff at least twice a week, to collaborate, problem solve and provide content and tech support.
- Our Executive Director met with the principals as a group via conference call twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays to check status, and discuss issues as we forged ahead. She was also available to all principals as needed any time via phone and email.
- We provided content in all subject areas including PE, Art, Music and Foreign Language.
If you watched or heard on the news what other area schools were doing, the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport far surpassed them. When we say we offer “Something More” we truly mean it — even in those challenging times. We hope you felt confident and at peace knowing that your child continued to receive a strong, holistic, supportive and personalized education, even if at a distance. Thank you for partnering with us to help make that happen!