NEW K-5 Elementary Online Program
May 6, 2020
New Elementary Online Program – Fall 2020
- Live, synchronous class time balanced with asynchronous instructor-led videos and interactive lessons
- Screen Time and technology will track with ability and age-level in an effort to steadily prepare them for our Upper School (6-12)
- Qualified Elementary Instructors for each grade to teach, assess, and ensure your child’s success
- Full Program will include access to all academic courses delivered by an instructor
- Optional Enrichment available like Art, Latin, and Technology
- A Vibrant Catholic Community for your elementary child to pray with and grow in faith
K-5 Online Program Update:
We will be opening additional sections for 3rd, 4th, and 5th. This means we will be able to schedule families more accurately to their time zone prioritizing EST families in the earlier classes. This is updated on the website, so follow this link for a visual!
Here is a link to our teacher page, we have many of our elementary teachers on the website already, but will update as we add our new 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers to the list. I look forward to an amazing year and cannot wait to get everyone together for our yearly kick-off!
Additionally, note the new time slots for Latin. The interest in Latin 3-5 far exceeded our expectations. Due to instructor scheduling, your child’s Latin class may be scheduled outside of the originally planned Wednesday.
Lastly, after careful discernment we are going to formally incorporate the Religion curriculum into our Monday live class time. Religion will be held for 20 minutes immediately follow the 20-minute Monday kick-off meeting (students will receive a short break in-between to sing a morning song, get a drink, stretch). We felt it was necessary to have dedicated live time to the Queen of the subjects and know this will help our students thrive in their Religion studies this year!
Thank you for your flexibility and prayers during these coming months as we get everyone prepared for Fall.
Start of School Timeline:
July to August – Enroll, Order Books, Get Your Tech & Supplies!
August 3rd – Schedules and Account Information sent to families!
August 6th – Parent Orientation, 2:00 PM Eastern (Option 1 of 3)
August 10th – Tech Appointments and Tech Check Room Available for New Students to test webcam and audio.
August 17th – Welcome Emails from your Teachers, Welcome Videos, and Welcome Week!
August 19th – Parent Orientation, 11:00 AM Eastern (Option 2 of 3)
August 24th – Live classes meet as scheduled for the first time with in-class orientation K-5 and live assessments (K-2). K-2 teachers will email assessment scheduling to families with their welcome letter. The students will have a written assessment to complete and turn in before their live face-to-face assessment. The face-to-face assessment is more informal and a chance for your child to chat with the teacher and answer some basic questions.
August 28th – Parent Orientation, 12:00 PM Eastern (Option 3 of 3)
Ready to Enroll?
If you are not yet enrolled with Kolbe for the 2020-21 school year, please start by filling out the application on our website. If you have already completed the enrollment process, please call our admissions department at 707-255-6499 ext. 2 to add the K-5 online program.
We have received an outstanding response to this program, so we encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. Space is limited!
We are excited to offer the additional student rate to ALL students enrolled in the K-5 online program for our pilot year! Visit our tuition page for more details.
A Note from Kolbe’s New Director of Elementary Online Education
“Technology, when used to support our desired end is a powerful, beautiful tool. It can be used to connect, facilitate, adapt, and it can create communities that would not happen without it…”
Ad majoram Dei gloriam!