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MEN OF INTEGRITY
MENTORING CHATS WITH STUDENTS
MENTORING CHATS WITH PARENTS
Similar to the student set-up, the mentors will conduct their chats for Term 1 of the school year online. Mentors and parents can make use of any communication medium to coordinate among themselves the schedule of their chat anytime during mentors’ office hours. Likewise, enough time should be given to either the mentor or the mentee’s parents to adjust for any rescheduling of chats. Google Meet will be the recommended platform for chats with parents though parents may request to use their preferred platform.
The Guidance Services will continue to be available online. We will provide online guidance talks such as Psychoeducation for Students, Coping Skills, and Maintaining a Positive Attitude During the Pandemic. The primary platform that the Guidance Department will use for private counseling is doxy. me. This it platform is secure as has encryption features on both the counselor and the client sides. It is also HIPAA and DPA compliant. Parents shall receive an online Informed Consent Form before the start of the school year. It shall detail the guidelines and protocols for this available service.
Despite nationwide restrictions on liturgical services, our chaplains have been providing spiritual help through different online platforms. Announcements are posted in the official Southridge Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PAREFSouthridgeSchoo/). These online activities (usually via Zoom or Facebook live) include Holy Mass, meditations for students and alumni, First and Fourth Sunday Recollections (for fathers, teachers, and alumni), and Doctrine Classes for Dads (every Saturday 11:00 AM via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/485722646).
All of the Parents’ Forums this school year will be held online via Zoom. Normally, each level meets three times a year (two for SHS). Depending on how the rules of the community quarantine will evolve in the coming months, the initial plan is to have several levels grouped together based on the current needs of the parents and developmental stage of their sons for a joint forum. Special topics on needed parenting skills at such times will also be introduced. The schedule of the forums for this school year will be placed in the school’s general calendar for the information of all parents.
Sports and physical activities are an integral part of Southridge education. We will continue to have a varsity program that is adapted to the online-learning environment using Google Meet. The immediate goal of the program is to keep our student athletes fit and healthy for their eventual participation in competitions. Participation in the program will be completely voluntary, and fees for the services of the coaches will be collected as appropriate. Student athletes will receive an academic incentive in PE class, but they will not be completely exempted from the subject.
Our teachers are educational leaders who take pride in their profession. They pursue excellence by doing their work extraordinarily well and by seeking continuous professional improvement. They take further studies and attend faculty development seminars in Southridge and other universities and venues.
In their interaction with their students, they show genuine concern, and empathy to them especially during their mentoring sessions. They find ways and means to transform learning into a joyful experience. They consistently manifest loyalty to the school and actively engage in effective home-school collaboration through periodic meetings with parents.
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