Faculty FAQ

 

How long will on-campus classes or on-campus events be canceled in response to COVID-19?

We defer to the leading public health and medical agencies such as the CDC, WHO, and LA County of Department of Public Health.  Along with the Board of Regents and all other Prelacy Schools, we are working to ensure a safe and successful learning environment.  We highly recommend that you stay updated by reviewing this webpage dedicated to COVID-19 information and updates; also please follow Pilibos on our Social Media outlets. 

 

What resources are available to Faculty and Staff?

Depending on the grade level and the class, you can utilize all or some of the tools and strategies below:

  • Google Classroom for communication, work assignment and completion, etc. - See Here for Instructions
  • Infinite Campus for grading and communication (especially with parents).
  • Zoom for lectures/discussions in real time, white boarding, sharing your screen, reviewing previous work, and working collaboratively with other members of project teams.
  • Pearson online has access to books and teaching materials. Consult your department chair.
  • Quizizz for creating assessments.
  • EdPuzzle for tracking students’ participation.
  • Class Dojo for communication (I believe some elementary classrooms already use this).
  • myON for Reading assignments.
  • Kahoot for gamifying assessments. (Pro version is free for now)
  • Make your assessments available to all students, e.g. if some students do not have access to a computer or internet, provide an alternate way of receiving information and tracking their participation.
  • Teachers should work with their department chairs, academic directors, and other teachers to ensure that students are able to complete the work appropriately and in a timely manner, keeping in mind both the learning objectives of the course and students’ expectations for assignments and tests.
  • You may also hold your written assessments over a synchronous Zoom session. This would allow you to observe students during the assessment and immediately respond to any inquiry.
  • All instructors also have access to Turnitin. This is most appropriate for final papers or essay type exams.
  • Building an Online Community is a document we have put together to help you navigate the world of online learning. 
     

Will training be provided for the online resources?

Yes.  We will hold scheduled training sessions through Tuesday, March 17.  We will also have tutorials and online how-to guides available. We are also available for one-on-one and small group trainings during the entire time of school facility closure. If you need further assistance, you can always email eantonyan@pilibos.org or your department chairs/academic directors.

 

I have plans to travel abroad during Easter Break. Should I still travel?

You will need to make decisions for your own family about Easter break travel. For international trips, please refer to the list of foreign travel advisories published by the Centers for Disease Control. If you do intend to travel over spring break, even just domestically, please let our School Administration know. Note that you may be asked by Public Health authorities or School Administration to self-quarantine upon your return to Los Angeles and the re-opening of the Schools. Please fill out this form to inform us of your travel plans.

 

I'm feeling sick. What should I do?

If you or anyone you know is feeling sick, it is best to stay home, self-isolate, and call your healthcare provider immediately.

 

What can I do to prevent the spread of any virus?

Pilibos encourages everyone to protect themselves from illness, such as the cold, flu, and COVID-19 by following the recommended actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (Sing Happy Birthday song 2 times).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (6 feet is the recommended distance).
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • If you are sick, please call your doctor to see if you should self-quarantine or make arrangements to be tested.
  • Stay at home, away from others, until at least 24 hours after the relief of an elevated fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines, and seeking immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe.
  • Keep yourself up-to-date on what the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest.
  • Make sure you have a supply of all essential medications for your family.
  • Make a childcare plan in case you or a caregiver become sick.
  • Make arrangements about how your family would manage if there is a school closure.
  • Make a plan for how you can care for a sick family member without getting sick yourself.
  • Remember that self-care for all is very important!