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Online Learning Programme Resources

San Silvestre School continues to be closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic and on the instructions of the Peruvian Government. During this time we will be providing full online learning for all our students. It is our firm hope that if we all work together your daughters will continue growing and learning - perhaps now more than ever. We would ask every parent to take a keen interest in your daughters’ learning and provide them with opportunities to share what they have learned. Every new experience has to be perceived as an opportunity and fortunately we now have the technology to support us as we make every effort to keep our girls motivated and learning every day.

Please make sure you visit this Online Learning page frequently to find the latest news.

Remember our school motto I am, I can, I ought, I will - now is our time to truly live this!
Keep safe, keep well, keep calm and keep in touch.

Online Learning Programme Plan

ONLINE LEARNING PLAN SENT TO MINEDU - MARCH 23RD

Please find attached in the following link our online learning plan presented to Minedu in March

LINK TO DOCUMENT

ONLINE LEARNING PLAN SENT TO MINEDU - MAY 2ND

Please find attached in the following link our online learning plan presented to Minedu in May

LINK TO DOCUMENT

Monthly Fees and School Costs

Continuing with our policy of ensuring transparency we are complying with the presentation of information about the monthly fees and school costs during the current situation in accordance with the Legislative Decree 1476 published on May 5th.

LINK TO LETTER

"Reprogramación Adaptada" - May 21st

Please find attached in the following link our "reprogramación adaptada" presented to Minedu in May

LINK TO DOCUMENT

Communications

Learning Support and Socio-Emotional Platforms

Early Years Socio-Emotional Platform

We have developed this online platform in order to be able to share with you information and activities that can be useful.

LINK TO PLATFORM

 

Primary Learning Academic Platform

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide you and your daughters with the very best provision we can during this difficult time, the Primary Learning Support team have developed this platform which will hopefully give you some insight into how best to help your daughters as they learn under these new conditions. We will be adding more information at times so do please save the link to your bookmarks and check back regularly! 

LINK TO PLATFORM

Primary Socio-Emotional Platform

We would like, with this new platform, to be able to help you by sharing information with you, creating a space that allows you to have moments that generate calm, enjoyment and relaxation in this time of stress, worry or demotivation.

At the same time, this platform will allow us to connect with our emotions and with those of others.

LINK TO PLATFORM

Secondary Socio-Emotional Platform

Through this platform we would like to provide you with advice, information and useful data for the well-being of not only the students but of the entire community.

LINK TO PLATFORM

Frequently Asked Questions

Early Years

  • When will we go back to school?

    Recently, our president Martin Vizcarra declared that there is no definite date for the start of classes. This does not mean that classes will not be starting again this year but we must wait for this information to be confirmed. We have every hope that it will be before the end of the year. However, in anticipation of this possible situation, we have planned and designed a recuperation Learning Plan in favour of our students for the following phases of recuperation. This plan is complementary to what we are doing through online platforms. San Silvestre is and will be dedicated to your daughters’ education. We are, therefore, aware of the importance of being able to emphasise in times of adversity.

  • Can we not participate in Online Learning?

    As professionals and educators we are very concerned about this question. We consider Online classes to be very important and we should not neglect them for three reasons:

    1) Despite not coming to school, the girls are having a structure and forming habits that, when they return to school, will help them adapt and enter into a routine with more ease. The activities that their teachers send are of utmost importance since these will allow the girls to keep up to date with the vocabulary, songs, phrases and concepts which are introduced on a daily basis.

    2) The social-emotional well being of all our girls is also of great importance to us. Therefore, it is essential, at this time, that they remain intellectually active and interact with their teachers and peers as much as possible.

    3) Not all girls adapt in the same way, some of them will take more time. For this reason, we are convinced that continuing the programme this year is the best way to ensure that girls are ready to meet the challenges of the following year. That is why we advise you to continue with the online learning. Otherwise, the girls' performance can be affected when they return to school and it might be difficult for them to reintegrate again.

  • Will there be a recuperation plan in Early Years?

    The girls' needs in Early Years are very different from those in the other two sections of the school. Although teachers are working hard preparing the online classes, we understand that the learning in our section must be attended in a diverse way and with different approaches. We therefore are committed to all our students and have strategically planned out the recuperation phase. Below you will find the phases in detail:

    • Phase 1- We will continue with the online classes during our May holidays to make the most of the given time.
    • Phase 2 - Once we return, the school timetable will be extended for one hour.
    • Phase 3 - We will run a diagnostic test with all our students to ensure they have reached their targets at each year level.
    • Phase 4 - If we notice that some of our students are nor ready to face the next school year, we are fully committed to support them so that they can achieve the established objectives. However, this goes hand in hand with parents´ commitment to follow our online programme.
    • Phase 5 - We will continue teaching until December 18 instead of December 11 (This means that there will be one more week of classes).
  • Can we extend the Zoom Sessions?

    Starting Bimester 2, in addition to the Zoom group sessions, individual sessions will be added with the teachers; as well as phonics and phonological awareness sessions for Reception and Grade 1 as well as Guided Reading for Grade One.

    It is important to emphasize that as a school we strictly follow all stipulations given by the MINEDU who advise that children in the Early Years and Foundations stagea should not be online more than an hour per day.

  • Do we comply with the requirements of the UGEL and the MINEDU?

    The School carefully complies with presenting the documents requested by the Ministry of Education. On March 23, the Online Learning Programme was presented, which, at the time, contemplated an initial closure of 2 weeks. This week we have sent updates to the online learning programme to MINEDU for the remainder of the 2020 school year. This learning plan is posted on the extranet platform and parents who wish to access it. However, aware of the importance of continuing to develop our students' learning, the School has clearly planned the four phases described above, which will be continually reviewed as we receive additional information on the duration of the closure of schools. We will keep you duly informed about progress in this area.

    This week we have submitted all the new requirements requested and our recent implementations for the Second Bimester.

    http://directivos.minedu.gob.pe/recursos-de-gestion/planeamiento-y-desarrollo-institucional/orientaciones-para -el-desarrollo-del-ano-escolar-2020/instituciones-privadas

  • My daughter does not want to participate in Zoom classes, what can I do?

    Not all girls feel comfortable in front of the camera, this is a new experience for them. We therefore recommend that you do not force your daughters to participate and allow them to gradually adapt until they feel confident enough with this new learning dynamic.

    Our Psychology Department is always aware of the emotional development of our girls and their adaptation to the online programme. If the problem persists, please do not hesitate to contact Sandra Montero and / or Annie Bromberg.

  • My daughter does not want to do the homework after the Zoom class, what should I do?

    All girls react differently to change. If for some reason you as parents are finding the tasks very difficult and your daughter's attitude is not positive, we ask that you contact the teacher. She can give you guidelines to help and modify activities based on your needs. Do not think at any time that you are alone, we are here to accompany you in this process.

  • If I don't want my daughter to return to school this year, what happens?

    It is important to emphasize that all girls must meet the goals set for each grade. If permission to return to school is given and you as parents choose not to send your daughter, we ask that you continue with the option of Online Learning from home. This will be done by the teachers via live streaming. Likewise, it is important that they continue to carry out the activities that are sent daily to prevent your daughters from falling behind in their learning. 

    I would like to emphasize that online classes, in addition to forming habits, allow girls to organize themselves better, developing their autonomy and independence. That way they will be ready for when they have to go back to school.

    In the same way, they keep up their contact with the English language, increasing their vocabulary and understanding instructions and phrases.

  • How do you plan to help families once we return to work and our daughters stay home?
    • As from Bimester 2, all our classes are being recorded. We will send the links of these classes so that you, the parents can see them, when it is more convenient for you.
    • All the learning objectives will be posted on the “Google Sites” platform and the activities will be accompanied by explanatory videos in English made by their teachers, thus giving them greater academic independence. These videos have been designed with the intentions with our girls in mind to do the day's activities at home whilst you are working.
    • Our ICT teacher will be teaching special classes for our older girls in order to help them access their online classes independently.
    • We will also be offering classes to those who are caring for your daughters to give them guidance on how to access the Zoom and the links in Online Learning.
    • In the same way, we understand that not everyone at home speaks English, and that is why the instructions that accompany the activities will be written in Spanish to facilitate access to the programme by other family members (such as: aunt / or, brother / sister, grandparents, nannies, etc).
  • What will happen to my daughter's place if I withdraw her from school this year?

    We would like to inform all parents that we cannot guarantee your daughter's place for next year. As a school, we have a waiting list and it is our policy to fill them. 

    “Temporary withdrawals” are not an option.

  • What is the procedure I should follow if I decide to withdraw my daughter from school?

    A detailed letter should be written addressed to the Head of Early Years explaining the reasons for your decision to withdraw your daughter from school.

    This letter will be forwarded by Julia Martinez (Head of Early Years) to Ruth Percival (Headmistress) and Valeria Talleri (Head of Admissions) to consider the case.

  • Where can I find the links to the different Zoom Sessions?

    All the links will be available in a special section within each grade’s “Google Sites”. There, you will find links to the Academic Care and Student Care platforms, as well as the links to all the morning group sessions, individual (or small group) sessions, phonics sessions (Reception), guided reading (Grade One) sessions, specialists sessions and the “Meet and Chat” sessions.

    Google Sites:

    Nursery

    https://sites.google.com/sansilvestre.edu.pe/nurseryonlinelearning/home

    Pre School

    https://sites.google.com/sansilvestre.edu.pe/pre-school-2020/home

    Reception

    https://sites.google.com/sansilvestre.edu.pe/ss-reception-online-learning/home

    Grade One

    https://sites.google.com/sansilvestre.edu.pe/grade-one-2020-online-learning/home?authuser=1

  • How will I know what materials will I need for the Zoom Sessions, Specialist sessions and daily activities for each grade?

    All the materials that will be used during the week will be posted on Monday in the “Google Site”, so that you can have them ready ahead of time.

    For Monday activities you will not require any additional material

  • Why can we not login after a Zoom lesson begins?

    As per school policy, all teachers send an invitation to the Zoom meeting. When you connect, you automatically go to the "waiting room" and from there you are invited to enter the meeting. Once 5 minutes have passed, for the safety reasons we lock the Zoom session. When this happens we can no longer see if someone wants to enter.

    We ask for everyone´s consideration and punctuality. It is not fair to make others wait when they have logged in on time.

    As adults, it is our duty to teach and promote punctuality in our daughters. We believe this is a lifelong skill and this is the ideal age to teach it.

Giving in the time of COVID-19

Shipibo-Konibo Community in Cantagallo
Shipibo-Konibo Community in Cantagallo

    Unfortunately, we have received the sad news that three members of their community have passed away this week as a result of COVID 19. MINSA has been at their community this week and has taken 1,000 fast-tests, and 80% of them have resulted positive. They need our support more than ever because they have no access to water or the products necessary to disinfect and fumigate the whole community. We are committed to continuing supporting them and one way in which we could begin providing some relief is by participating in a wonderful workshop on the Shipibo-Konibo language and culture they are giving this weekend for the San Silvestre Community via Zoom. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to write to servicelearningcouncil@sansilvestre.edu.pe or alassus@sansilvestre.edu.pe

    Website: https://servicelearningss.wixsite.com/sansilxshipibokonibo

Juntos desde Casa - with Fundación Oli
Juntos desde Casa - with Fundación Oli

    A huge thank you to all of those who have supported the #JuntosDesdeCasa campaign with Ex-Alumnas and Fundación Oli. Together, we have achieved our internal goal as the San Silvestre Community and the donation for 7,500 protection kits has been delivered to Iquitos! This would not have been possible without you!

    Fundación Oli remains with the 30,000 kit goal still in mind for their second phase of this campaign. Let's continue our support so that more heroes in Peru can keep receiving the protection they need to protect us.

    Donations should be deposited in the following accounts:

    BCP Soles: 193-2029045-0-03 / CCI: 00219300202904500328

    BCP Dollars: 193-2018116-1-19 / CCI: 00219300201811611919

    Yape: 955 436 831

San Silvestre Solidarity Fund
San Silvestre Solidarity Fund

    San Silvestre has opened a SOLIDARITY FUND aimed at supporting those parents who are currently having financial difficulties caused by the pandemic. In a display of the solidarity which characterizes our community, we would like to invite parents, teachers, Ex-alumnae or even members beyond the community to make donations into this fund. In particular we would like to invite parents who are in a position to pay the full monthly school fees to pay the 10% discount into this fund with the aim of helping their daughter’s friends remain part of our school community. Any amount will be gratefully received and will go towards avoiding girl’s having to leave our school. 

    Donations should be deposited in the Banco de Crédito into either of the savings accounts shown below: 

    Account in Peruvian Soles: Nro.191-96889690-0-70 / American Dollars: Nro.191-96889706-1-87

    Please could anyone making a donation send a copy of the deposit voucher made to these accounts to the following mail: donaciones@sansilvestre.edu.pe. The corresponding certificate will be issued in accordance with “Resolución de Intendencia Sunat No. 0210050005378” This certificate will be sent by mail within two working days after receiving the donation. Thank you in advance for your support. 

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