Q & A on PTCS Temporary Closure (Elementary & Preschool)
1. With the school closures, will the same off days apply that were already on the calendar such as (Spring Break and Parent/Teacher conferences)?
During school closure, the off dates on the school calendar will apply. There will be no e-learning during Spring Break, on Teacher Institute Day nor Parent/Teacher Conference Day.
2. I understand that elementary students will have to log on at 8:20 and 1:30, but will other computer time be needed?
Elementary students are expected to learn from their teachers online from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM except for a half-hour lunch break and short brain breaks throughout the day.
3. Can my child be provided with a laptop?
PTCS has a limited number of Chromebooks for students who absolutely have no other means to access a laptop or a desktop computer. Students who do not have any device to participate in e-learning may borrow a Chromebook from PTCS at a one-time (Non-refundable) cost of $20.00, which is a maintenance fee. There will also be an additional $100.00 deposit at check out for each Chromebook. This $100 deposit will be refunded when the Chromebook is returned to PTCS. To receive the $100.00 refund, the Chromebook must be returned on the first-day classes are resumed at the Pui Tak Christian School campus; and that the Chromebook must be returned in good and operable condition. If there is any damage to the Chromebook, the $100.00 deposit will be forfeited.
Due to the limited number of Chromebooks on hand, they will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you need to borrow a Chromebook, please contact Mr. Fabian Ocampo, the School Office Manager to make the arrangement.
4. It’s presumed that enrichment classes are suspended. Will there be a credit applied to next year's enrichment classes?
All school activities are canceled until school resumes after the Easter break on April 14th. There will not be any Before and Afterschool Program, including tutoring and enrichment classes during school closure. Credit will be applied to future enrichment classes if you have already paid for the classes.
5. I have financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Can I receive tuition assistance?
If God has blessed your family financially, please send in your full, monthly tuition payment so that we can continue to provide education without disruption. If, however, you have experienced job loss due to this global crisis and find it difficult to pay rent and provide food for your family, much less pay for your child’s tuition, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Ho or the admin staff for financial assistance.
You can find out more about tuition assistance here.
小學部的學生將在每天早上 8:30 至下午 2:00 和各自的老師在線上學習，期間會有半小時的午餐休息時間以及正常的課間休息。
培德學校現有有限的 Chromebooks 和台式電腦，會按需要為有困難的同學分配。參與線上學習的同學若沒有任何設備，可以和學校借出一台 Chromebook，和台式電腦並交納一次性費用（恕不退還）$20美元維修費，每台電腦在借出時，還需交納$100美元押金。培德學校開學後的第一天當您退還電腦時，設備應是完好並可以正常運作的，那麼$100美元的押金即可返還給您。若Chromebook 有任何問題，押金恕不返還。
由於電腦的數量有限，我們將採取先到先得的政策。若您需要借出一台電腦，請儘早聯繫學校辦公室主任 Fabian Ocampo 先生。
Q & A on Preschool e-learning
1. Will it be a video conference?
The teacher will be teaching via the G-suite Hangout platform, kind of like video conferencing.
2. Would online attendance be needed next week?
Online attendance for preschool will be needed starting Tuesday, March 17th.
Preschool teachers will need a few hours in the morning to do the final preparations, your child’s teacher and Mrs. Bonnie Ho will be meeting with you via Hangout. Please be on the lookout for your child’s teacher’s invitation Monday morning. The Hangout meeting is scheduled for 12:00 noon. You can join the meeting from anywhere you might be if you have access to a laptop or a computer and an internet connection. The purpose of this meeting is to walk parents through the steps and expectations of e-learning for preschool children. Unlike the elementary students, preschoolers will need parental assistance with e-learning.
3. Is there an alternative if the student cannot be online every day at 9:00 A.M.? If students are with grandparents during the day and the grandparents are technologically challenged, what happens?
E-learning for preschoolers is shorter than e-learning for elementary students. If students are not able to join the “live broadcast” of the e-lessons at 9:00 A.M., they can learn from the recorded lessons, however, only the students who are online at 9:00 A.M. would be able to interact with their teachers and classmates. Students who are watching recorded lessons cannot interact with their teachers and classmates. All major lessons will be recorded and parents will have access to them. If your child misses the live broadcast, please be sure to play the recorded lesson and help your child to follow along. Students are to finish all daily learning activities and turn in their classwork and homework on Mondays.
4. If a preschool child cannot join a live session, how is their attendance going to be counted?
If your child is not able to join the live sessions, please take pictures of your child learning and doing school work and send the pictures to the child’s teachers. You can also videotape your child's learning activity if you like. The important thing is to make sure preschoolers are actively and continuously learning.
5. What time can I pick up the learning packet?
In an outdated email from March 13, the school released info about learning packet pick-up and drop-off.
The school has eliminated pick-up and drop-off of student work packets, in light of more recent developments. Everything will be done electronically, effective March 16th. Your child's teacher will give you instructions on how to do that.
我們的老師將通過 G-suite Hangout 平台進行教學，和網絡會議相似。
學前部的老師需要在早晨進行一些最後的準備工作，您孩子的老師跟何校長將在 Hangout 上與您見面。請您留意老師在週一早晨的會議邀請。Hangout 會議將於中午12時準時開始。只要您有一台筆記本或台式機和網絡，您可以在任何地方參與會議。此次會議的目的是為您詳細的解釋學前部學生將如何進行線上學習。和小學部不同，學前部的學生在進行線上學習時需要家長的輔助。
5. 我何時可以拿到學習包（learning packet）？
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