Learning Models: On Campus, At Home, Remote Campus

On Campus

In this model, St. John’s will deliver instruction on campus with students present while using all available on-campus spaces to maximize physical distancing during the school day and creating cohorts of students to limit contact chains and minimize transmission.

Employees and students will follow additional health and safety protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Education Agency (TEA), and Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS).


At Home

We recognize that when operating in an on-campus state, there may be students whose families choose for them to remain off campus for the first nine weeks (mid-semester) due to health concerns or individuals or cohorts who are required to quarantine at home for a specified period of time. These students will participate in St. John’s At Home. In this model, our physical campus remains open for the majority of students, and specified students continue their learning at home. We will deliver instruction in a hybrid model, with a faculty member assigned to students to facilitate learning through synchronous assistance and asynchronous lessons. Parents will support students as a "learning coach" and ensure they have access to a device, a place to work, and are engaged in virtual learning activities.

Remote Campus

Should St. John’s be directed to close the physical campus for health or safety reasons, we will activate remote learning, in which all learning will take place virtually.

Using the feedback about spring virtual learning received from faculty, parents and students, we have adjusted our approach to provide a more integrated experience for students when they are learning remotely.

St. John’s Remote Campus differs from the Spring 2020 Virtual Learning Program in that it provides an academic program that more seamlessly transitions between on-campus and remote learning. 

Lower School

  • Seesaw class setup redesigned (homeroom/core subjects, specialists separated) 
  • Students will have used all technology platforms (Seesaw and Teams Conferences) regularly during on-campus instruction 
  • Monday through Friday schedule, with instruction scheduled for all school days 
  • Daily live instruction via Microsoft Teams conferences; app installed on all student iPads 
  • Regularly scheduled office hours for each teacher 
  • Coursework outline provided for parents in one-week modules 
  • Seesaw activities posted in a structured, pre-determined order 
  • Activities will incorporate both individual and group work 
  • Attendance required 
  • Formal and informal assessments conducted 
  • Report cards will include academic performance as well as engagement 
  • Expanded student support resources available to students and families 
  • Additional chapel experiences

Middle School

  • Microsoft Teams class setup redesigned for consistent organization and presentation 
  • Microsoft Teams channels used to flexibly manage group work 
  • Students will have used Teams regularly during on-campus instruction to facilitate remote usage 
  • Students’ on-campus schedules transition directly to St. John’s At Home and St. John’s Remote Campus 
  • Synchronous classes conducted by section rather than by grade level 
  • A-B day block schedule includes longer class periods and more classes per day; all school days included as part of the regularly scheduled rotation 
  • Coursework presented to students in one-week learning modules irrespective of whether students are learning on campus or at home; assignments may span the week and are not limited to a single day 
  • Attendance tracked in each class 
  • Standard grading policy applies  
  • Expanded student support resources available to students and families 
  • Structured advisory curriculum and activities at each grade level 
  • Additional chapel experiences