Looking ahead to 2020-2021!
We have many new initiatives to be very positive about and hopeful for an excellent new school year 2020-2021!
OLMC 2020-2021 School Family Calendar
Please note that the school year is spread a little longer than usual because OLMC Faculty will join the Archdiocese of SF's St. Clare Initiative (see below).
FACTS Premier Integration: This year 2019-2020, we successfully completed our data transfer to FACTS-SIS (student information system), linked FACTS-SIS to FACTS-Financial Management for fully integrated tuition payment and incidental billing, and all academic details can be accessed in the password-protected portion of the FACTS Family Portal. I am confident that parents have been pleased! Please expect to find in 2020-2021 improved usage of FACTS Premier Integration.
St. Clare Initiative for Leading and Learning | Literacy 360 Cohort
Comprehensive Professional Development Program to Produce and Maintain Advanced Literacy Development in High Priority School Communities
OLMC Faculty will join the new Archdiocese of San Francisco St. Clare Initiative for Leading & Learning. As a cohort member of the 3-year SCILL-Literacy 360 professional development initiative, our faculty will devote significant time (~50 hours/year for 3 years) of deep learning to focus on developing strong literacy skills amongst all OLMC students. The Literacy 360 Cohort is designed to promote high-intensity instruction in literacy, including reading and writing, to ensure advanced literacy skills for all students attending priority Catholic schools In the San Francisco Archdiocese. The Literacy 360 program innovates the approach to the daily schedule and ELA instruction in order to respond to the heightened need for Intensive and focused literacy development.
Expected Outcomes: Annual growth and performance goals will be set for each participating school. Goals will respond to the current landscape with the expressed purpose of driving significant student progress on an aggressive timeline. Ultimately, it is the expectation of the St. Clare Initiative for Leading and Learning that all schools in this cohort will exceed the 65th percentile nationally in reading, with less than 10% of the total student population achieving in the bottom tertile, by the end of the 3-year cohort progression.
OLMC Early Childhood Education
Did you know that OLMC is the only school in the Archdiocese of San Francisco that has all three Early Childhood Education options for our littlest students?
Starting in August 2020, OLMC will offer Extended Day for our littlest Padres. PreSchool and TK students will have the option to stay at OLMC until 5:30pm after their school day ends, Monday-Friday. This program will be designed specifically for our PreSchool and TK students; they will spend their afternoons in the TK room and OLMC playground. Because Extended Day is a licensed program, OLMC must follow all the regulations of the California Department of Social Services: the group will be limited to 15 students, a licensed Teacher and Aide will care for the children, and all other health and safety regulations will be carefully followed. Extended Day will be a unique program, separate from A Kid’s Place, which serves our Kinder-8th grade students. Extended Day pricing & schedule.
School uniform guidelines:
WELCOME! We will say good-bye to a few beloved educators and welcome some wonderful new educators to our Mount Carmel community!
2020 summer assignments!
Back-to-School Supply Lists:
Enrichment 6-7-8th grades - will continue!
In 2019-2020, the 6-7-8th grade schedule was modified to include an Enrichment period. Stay tuned here for 2020-2021 updates. Currently, we have a coding/robotics unit on a rotating basis each trimester, starting with 8th in Fall, 6th in Winter, and 7th in Spring. While one class is pursuing the technology enrichment, the other two classes have Enrichment courses taught by the 6-7-8th grade Homeroom teachers as well as a few other teachers offering enrichment courses. More updates for 2020-2021 to come!
FlexZone physical education for ALL students!
All students -- TK-8th grade - now take FLEXZONE with Coach Lilika Teu from the LEMO Foundation. Coach Lilika, along with her colleagues at the LEMO Foundation, have developed and implemented an all new wellbeing program to challenge students to be their best: physically, mentally, and socially.
All adults (parents, guardians, grandparents & friends of Mount Carmel) who want to volunteer on campus with our students, must complete the VIRTUS Online training. Before completing Protecting God’s Children training, participants must first register with VIRTUS Online. Please click on the VIRTUS icon above to access the VIRTUS Registration page.
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