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AT-HOME LEARNING

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Online Class Schedule

**YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AT YOUR COMPUTER AT THE BELOW TIMES.

Students may choose to view the posted content at their convenience, as long they do so in a way that allows them to keep up with assignments. Some teachers will post a week’s worth of material so students can work ahead.
A-block8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
B-block9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
C-block10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
D-block10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
E-block11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
F-block12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
G-block1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
H-block2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
CLASS INFORMATION
  • Classes ‘meet’ M,W,F.
    You may choose to view the posted content at your convenience (you do not have to be at your computer at the above times) as long you do so in a way that allows you to keep up with assignments. Some teachers will post a week’s worth of material so that you can work ahead.
  • No Need to Check for Work in PE, Weight Training, Study Halls (including Directed Study Hall, and TA).These classes are suspended for now.
  • Each class’s pre-recorded content and documents will be uploaded by the teacher or ready to go by class time each day. 
  • Check Moodle! It will be extremely difficult to be successful with e-learning without checking Moodle daily. Assignments or directions as to where to find assignments will be posted in the top-most section of Moodle. If teachers choose to post materials on a site such as OneNote or Teams, they will put a link on the Moodle page to direct you to that site. If you cannot find your assignments, email your teacher right away.

‘Essential Class Information for E-Learning’ document can be found on Moodle at the top of your class page. This is where the teacher clearly communicates in writing to you how the class will work. 

OFFICE HOURS SCHEDULE

Office Hours Schedule

Are you stuck? Reach out to your teacher or counselor/advisor right away. You can email your teacher and you can talk with them ‘live’ at the following times. Some teachers may prefer to set up a live chat through Microsoft Teams.

Department
Day(s)
Time
Wellness  Thursday 8-9 a.m.
Other  Tuesday 8-9 a.m.
Fine Art  Thursday 9-10 a.m.
Religion  Tuesday 9-10 a.m.
English Tuesday/Thursday 10-11 a.m.
Guidance  Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Math  Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
World Languages Tuesday/Thursday 12-1 p.m.
Science  Tuesday/Thursday 1-2 p.m.
Social Studies  Tuesday/Thursday 2-3 p.m.

 

OFFICE HOURS PARAMETERS
  • Office Hours are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are optional for students. Exception: Guidance: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (If you have a crisis situation, contact your counselor or an administrator right away.) Teachers will be available for live help (video or chat) at the posted time as long as you have emailed them by the start of office hours that day that you need help.
  • If you have emailed and requested to meet during office hours, the teacher opens a video or chat session on Teams and invites students to join the call. You may log off whenever you want (e.g., if your questions are answered in first few minutes of session).
  • Etiquette/Behavior: Teachers will be recording the live sessions. It is important that you are properly clothed and participating from a location that is conducive to learning. These sessions are an extension of the formal classroom. Proper behavior is required for participation. Students who have difficulty with proper online behavior may be asked to leave the session.
  • Some of your questions may be easily answered by email rather than by live sessions.
  • Emailing Your Teachers: Teachers will tell you in writing about their unique policies to responding to email. For example, if you email a teacher at 9 p.m., they might not respond until the next day. This could be problematic if you are working on an assignment at the last minute.
TECH HELP
  • Students may request Technology Help (e.g., resetting passwords, help with logins, troubleshooting Microsoft issues, and other limited issues).
  • Some of your questions may be easily answered by email (M-F, 8-3). If you need live help (video or chat), consult the Technology Office Hours and email to be schedule for a live session by the start of office hours.

Technology Office Hours:
Mrs. Liberty Phillips, 8-10 a.m. M-F | Mrs. Dawn Harbin, 1-3 p.m. M-F

Tips:

  • Check Technology Resources for Students on Moodle for helpful how-to videos and tutorials.
  • Many technology questions can also be answered through Google, YouTube or other Internet resources.
  • Password reset requests can often be made through the application (Renweb, Moodle, etc.)
OTHER
  • It’s Real Class: Teachers have been instructed to give a graded assessment within the first 4-5 class days to emphasize the importance of staying up-to-date with work.
  • Materials Left at School: Did you leave something at school? The building will be open March 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow you time to visit the bookstore, pick up a copy, or retrieve a book.
  • Testing: Each individual teacher will explain how assessments will work in his classroom on the Essential Class Info for E-Learning document posted on the class Moodle page.
  • Worried? Stressed?: Guidance and The Learning Center Office Hours are Fridays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Streamlined information and student/parent resources for the Knoxville Catholic community. Please check back regularly for updates.

Date Changes and Cancellations

  • At-Home Learning: begins Wednesday, March 25
  • Athletics: all athletic events and practices are canceled until April 13. Visit GoIrishAthletics.com.
  • Spring Musical: Little Women: rescheduled to May 1-3, 2020
  • Smoky Mountain Robotics Invitational: canceled
March 23 – President's At-Home Learning Update

Dear KCHS Families,

Greetings from Knoxville Catholic! I hope that all our families are doing well and staying healthy as we continue to deal with the fallout from this terrible pandemic.

Today, we opened our doors for students to come by to pick up necessary materials as we prepare for the onset of at-home learning.  Even though we were all aware of social distancing, I must say it was good to see some students today.  Frankly, I was surprised to see so many and given the recent order from the Knox County Health Department to stay home unless there is an essential need, I realize it may be a while before we see students again at KCHS.

We will not be opening our school tomorrow as originally scheduled due to the recent order from the KCHD.  If students are in need of any materials, please let me know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Our guidance team would like to remind our students that they will be keeping office hours daily from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Monday through Friday.

School Counselors

Learning Center

Should parents or students have a need to contact the school, here is a list of appropriate emails

Lastly, Pope Francis has invited all Christians of the globe to unite on Wednesday, March 25 at noon to pray the Our Father together — so that as the entire world is suffering from the pandemic, so the Lord might hear all of Christendom united in prayer. (On that day, Catholics and many Christians are celebrating the Annunciation, the day Gabriel visited Our Lady and thus the feast of the Lord becoming flesh within the womb of the Virgin.)

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Pope calls all Christians to pray Our Father together, March 25 at noon

Pope Francis invited all Christians of the globe to unite on March 25 at noon to pray the Our Father together — so that as the entire world is suffering from the pandemic, so the Lord might h…

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I will keep you posted on any further developments. My prayers for the continued good health of our community.

God bless,

Dickie Sompayrac
President
Knoxville Catholic High School
9245 Fox Lonas Road
(865) 560-0518
Dickie.Sompayrac@knoxvillecatholic.com

March 21 – President's Update

Dear KCHS Community,

As we progress through spring break in anticipation for our shift to at-home learning, our plan is to communicate often with our community as each day seems to bring about more questions as we continue to deal with this unprecedented virus. 

Allow me to begin by saying that my heart goes out to all of our seniors. This year has been incredible in large part because of the leadership of our senior class. With the uncertainty of the remaining days of this school year, let me simply say, I am sorry; the Class of 2020 deserves better!

A few questions that have surfaced over these last few days – What will happen with AP exams, spring sports, the spring musical, the honors ceremony, school office hours during at-home learning, the senior retreat, prom and even graduation in midst of this pandemic?

Certainly, things can change and likely will, but here is what we know today:

  • At-home learning will begin on Wednesday, March 25.
  • Honors Ceremony – has been canceled , but students will still receive their honors along with a public acknowledgment of their award.
  • AP Exams  – The College Board has just confirmed that all AP students will have the opportunity to take shortened AP exams that cover material covered through early March, on-line from home.  More information on these details will be coming home soon.
  • Spring Musical – has been moved to the first weekend in May provided we are back in school by that time.
  • Senior Retreat – has been canceled.
  • Spring Sports – everything is still called off through April 13. No decision has been made beyond that point.
  • Prom – no official word on prom, however, there is a chance we could look at postponing to a later date in an effort to make it happen.
  • Graduation – one way or another this will happen. 
  • School Office Hours during At-Home Learning – while students can stop by on Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to pickup any necessary materials, the school will NOT have official office hours, as we adhere to the social distancing recommendations of the CDC. Please email or call the school with any questions or concerns. Speaking of phones –they are currently not working at Catholic High, but we hope to have this resolved shortly.

That’s it for now. For those of you who will be traveling home over these next couple of days, may your travels be safe!

God bless,

Dickie Sompayrac
President
Knoxville Catholic High School
9245 Fox Lonas Road
(865) 560-0518
Dickie.Sompayrac@knoxvillecatholic.com

March 16 – President's At-Home Learning Update

Dear KCHS Students and Parents,

As a follow up to the news of our school’s shift to an at-home learning environment, I wanted to share with you some information that hopefully will provide some clarity moving forward: 

  • We will officially begin at-home learning on Wednesday, March 25, .
  • Everything that we do will be channeled through Moodle.  Making sure that students have Moodle access is imperative.
  • The school will be open for students who need to come by to pick up any necessary materials on March 23-25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Students must check their school email for updates and information.
  • We will provide tech support from afar for students who are in need.
  • We have created a link to our school’s web site for Coronavirus updates for our community –https://www.knoxvillecatholic.com/coronavirus-updates/

On Wednesday night of this week, we will be sending out a document that will provide more guidance and structure to the at-home learning schedule. We know that these times are unprecedented for all of us as students, parents and educators, and we know that there will undoubtedly be some hiccups. Please bare with us and stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Enjoy the rest of your spring break! 

God bless,

Dickie Sompayrac
President
Knoxville Catholic High School
9245 Fox Lonas Road
(865) 560-0518
Dickie.Sompayrac@knoxvillecatholic.com

 “How marvelous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!” – Pope Francis 

 Named Top 50 Catholic High School 

National School of Excellence 

Knoxville Catholic High School, in partnership with parents and supporting parishes, is dedicated to teaching the Gospel, igniting a love for learning, and nurturing individual growth in body, mind and spirit, as students are prepared to be Disciples of Christ who influence a constantly changing world.

March 16 – Superintendent's Update

March 16, 2020

Dear families in our diocesan Catholic schools:

As you know from previous communication, diocesan officials, school leaders and I have been actively monitoring the coronavirus situation. With the new guidance released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health department officials, we have determined that it is time to shift to at-home learning rather than in-school learning. All of the Catholic schools within the diocese will be closed through April 13, 2020. As stated in prior communications, all athletics, extra-curricular, fine arts, fundraising, and other school-related events are suspended. We will continue to evaluate and assess this situation and make further decisions as needed.

While conducting in-home learning, schools will continue to deep-clean the facilities targeting COVID-19, MRSA, flu and common cold viruses. Teachers and administrators are prepared for at-home learning.

Due to the staggered spring break schedules, at-home learning will begin for Chattanooga area Catholic Schools on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Schools in the Knoxville region and St. Mary’s in Johnson City will begin at-home instruction on Monday, March 23, 2020. St. Dominic Catholic School will begin at-home learning on Monday, March 30, 2020. Please refer to your individual school’s communication concerning procedures and format.

Iowa Assessments for elementary students will be administered beginning the week of April 20, 2020.

Given this difficult time, rest assured that we are all praying for the health and welfare of all. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you have any concerns or recommendations as we proceed with our alternative learning practices.

In Christ,
Dr. Sedonna Prater
Superintendent of Catholic Schools

March 13 – President's Update

Dear KCHS Community,

As we head into spring break, please read this letter from Dr. Sedonna Prater, Superintendent of Schools.

We know that the Coronavirus will be on everyone’s mind over the coming days and weeks and it continues to be our plan to keep our community informed of any development as they occur, especially regarding any shifts to an “at-home” learning environment after spring break. Our teachers are preparing for this likelihood.

Please be assured of my prayers for you and you your family over this break!

Dickie Sompayrac
President
Knoxville Catholic High School
dickie.sompayrac@knoxvillecatholic.com

March 13 – Bishop Stika's Statement

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP STIKA ON CORONAVIRUS AND DIOCESAN PROCEDURES
MARCH 13, 2020

The Gospel of Matthew (14:26-33) teaches us that faith in Christ, even when things seem impossible or hopeless, can lead to miraculous moments. It was Peter’s lack of faith that prevented him from walking on water, and it was Jesus who rescued him.

Without question, due to the coronavirus, we are living through unusual circumstances. The lives and health of people have been impacted directly, and many of us are feeling the effects of the pandemic in other ways, whether it’s concern over the economy or something as common as shopping.

In recent weeks, and especially over the last few days, we have been faced with more questions than answers.

To help address some of this, I recently issued a formal decree to our pastors and priests detailing specific actions that will be implemented at all Masses during the coronavirus pandemic. All of these mandates have been formulated after much prayer and reflection, and they are all canonically sound.

At this time, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville has no plans to cancel sacred Masses at any of its 51 parishes and mission churches, including the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. I have offered special dispensations for those who are unable to attend Mass. All of this is explained in the decree, which I encourage you to read.

Additionally, I am asking our pastors and priests to use prudence when scheduling or deciding to cancel non-sacramental parish events like classes or Lenten fish fries.

Finally, for those who are unable to attend Masses, our diocese and the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will be offering the broadcasts of Saturday and Sunday Mass celebrations on our websites, dioknox.org and shcathedral.org.

Throughout history, the Catholic Church has stood strong and been a refuge for the world when we have faced struggles. During this time of uncertainty, I ask you to pray for this Intercession of Mary, and also the Memorare.

I also pray that you find peace and comfort in your lives and that you remember the hope that Christ brings to us with his promise of salvation, especially when times are uncertain.

March 12 – COVID-19 President's email

March 12, 2020

Dear KCHS Community,

As we continue to monitor the developments of the spread of the Coronavirus in our country and region, we have made the decision that students will NOT report to school tomorrow, Friday, March 13, so that we may spend the day helping prepare our teachers for the possibility of a shift to at-home learning and the virtual (on-line) classroom environment. We ask that students gather all necessary books, technology, materials and school supplies before leaving school today in the event we shift to remote learning following Spring Break.

Our school and diocese will remain in close contact with the local health department and the CDC, and keep our school community informed as news becomes available. Please visit the https://www.cdc.gov/ to stay informed.

We continue to pray for all of those folks whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19.

God bless,

Dickie Sompayrac
President
Knoxville Catholic High School
9245 Fox Lonas Road
865-560-0518
dickie.sompayrac@knoxvillecatholic.com

March 13 - Catholic Schools Superintendent Update

March 13, 2020

Dear diocesan school families:

Since early February, we have been monitoring the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health pandemic daily by adhering to the guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, Catholic Mutual, the Health Department, and state officials. We will continue to stay informed and act accordingly, as we are committed to the health and safety of our families, parishioners, and overall community. School leaders have provided regular updates on our schools’ efforts to prepare for an outbreak as the situation has evolved. We will continue this practice of responsive communication. However, with the disease now established in our state, and with spring break in the process or coming up shortly, we are intensifying our responsive action.

For our school communities, the current risk level associated with COVID-19 is low. Recognizing the evolving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important to know that our actions may change quickly. Therefore, I encourage you to be attentive to all communications from your schools.

At this time, our schools have taken the following actions. (1) Each school has been conducting thorough and deep cleaning of their facilities. (2) Teachers have reinforced proper hygiene habits and have discussed healthy interactions and safeguards to prevent the spread of contagious disease. (3) In addition, teachers are preparing for an instructional shift to at-home learning rather than in-school learning should the schools have to close for an indefinite period. The shift to “at-home learning” will likely come in a variety of forms, as different schools and different grade levels will address this in various manners.

Since the contagion pattern is not well understood, decisions to protect the health of our community and the broader communities to which we belong, without creating unnecessary disruptions to the normal pursuit of our educational mission, is of utmost importance. This balanced approach has led us to the following decisions regarding travel, field trips, extra-curricular events, fundraisers, and non-essential meetings.

Extracurricular events, co-curricular events, school-sponsored events, field trips, and non-essential meetings are suspended through April 13, 2020. The Catholic Schools’ Office will assess the situation further at that time. School-sponsored travel to Washington D. C. will be cancelled for the remainder of the year. Summer travel programs will be evaluated in April. These guidelines represent our best judgment, at this moment, about practical steps to reduce the risk for ourselves and for each other.

The steps we are taking to protect the health of the community may involve significant inconvenience and personal sacrifice; please accept my gratitude in advance for your goodwill and understanding. During this time, our students may experience fear and anxiety about this illness. It is important to be honest about the disease with care and concern, but also model the calm assurance that children need from adults to feel safe and secure. I have complete confidence in our school communities’ ability to pull together with intelligence, kindness, care, and concern for the common good of all.

In Christ,

Sedonna J. Prater, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Knoxville

PRAYER FOR THE SICK

Courtesy Bishop James Vann Johnston, Jr.
Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph
KCHS Class of ’77