Middle School Synchronous Remote Learning Model

Academic Expectations

  • Students in synchronous remote learning will be rigorously engaged in all classes through face-to-face interaction with teachers, independent practice, break out rooms, special area classes, tutorials, individual assistance when needed during office hours, and other strategies implemented to address student needs. 

  • Teachers will implement blended instruction, continuing the project-based learning approach in which St. Gabriel’s students thrive and deeply engage.

  • Students will be expected to submit work in a timely manner through the portal designated by the teacher.

  • Elective classes will continue in the distance-learning format.

  • Teachers will be accessible via email for prompt and timely feedback

  • The teacher’s class activities, assignments, syllabus, and plans will be updated weekly

  • Students can expect the same standard of rigorous engagement in the remote instructional format as in the real-time classroom format

  • Grading of work, whether in a remote or in-person platform, will be the same.

  • Students will be expected to wear standard dress code shirts whether attending class remotely or in-person, in accordance with uniform guidelines in the Student Handbook.

  • Students will be required to adhere to all behavioral expectations in accordance with guidelines in the Student Handbook, whether attending class remotely or in-person.



  • The bell schedule for synchronous remote learning and in-person will remain the same.

  • Students will access their Interactive Learning Plan on the MySGCS platform. In their Interactive Learning Plan, students and parents can view their individualized daily class schedule. Interactive links on their daily calendar will take the student to the teacher’s class Bulletin Board containing plans, assignments, instructional materials, the Zoom link for the class, and announcements from the teacher. Students will also be able to communicate directly with the teacher through an internal messaging system or simply via email. The Interactive Learning Plan will also show the bell schedule to indicate start and end times of each class.


  • The Advisory system will continue with programs for student engagement to meet and address their social emotional needs. The Advisory provides an additional layer of support and mentoring. The student’s Advisor will remain one of their main points of contact.



  • All teachers, staff and students will receive training on the various digital platforms and multimedia applications to be implemented prior to the start of school.

  • Parents will also be afforded training on various digital platforms and multimedia applications being implemented prior to the start of school.

Catholic Identity

  • Friday all-school Masses will be live streamed via Zoom from Incarnate Word Chapel for students and teachers to attend remotely. The virtual link to Mass will be distributed to parents so that families may attend from remote locations.

  • Weekly class Masses will also be live streamed via Zoom from Incarnate Word Chapel for remote students to attend during the classes’ respective Religion class periods on their designated Mass day. The virtual link to Mass will be distributed to parents so that families may also attend from remote locations.

Interactive Learning Plan

  • Throughout their schedule, students will engage with teachers in face-to-face instruction and guided practice, participate in discussions and collaborative projects, complete independent activities, and may set appointments for one-on-one guidance and support. See below for the Quick Start Guide to MySGCS Middle School Interactive Learning Plan.