Hopefully! Pacifica is planning in-person small group activities with proper safety protocols for academic testing, science labs, studio time, sports practices, and student life acitivites.
These events would start September 8th and will be optional. More details will be released as the plans are formalized and as resources are allocated.
Most faculty and staff are scheduled to work from campus two-three days a week.
In the meantime, to reduce potential exposure, we are currently not allowing any visitors or parents on campus without an appointment. If you would like to see a faculty or staff member, please email them and schedule a time. You do not need an appointment if you are simply picking something up or dropping something off.
Even though we are meeting digitally, all Pacifica rules and policies still apply.
If a student is late to attend the virtual meeting near the beginning of class, the teacher will mark that person tardy. If a student does not complete any of the work assigned for the period, the teacher will mark that person truant.
The same logic applies to any type of misbehavior. Teachers have been strongly advised to give points frequently, which will result in cumulative effects like Saturday School or suspension. All disciplinary consquences will come into effect retroactively when we return to on-campus instruction.
We ask that all students wear appropriately academic clothing to virtual class. Gentlemen must wear a shirt, and please do not attend class in pajamas. All clothing must be modest and support an academic atmosphere.
Additionally, students should find a professional place to do their work, like a family room table or a desk.
Google Meet-Specific Issues
If your internet is too slow for the video to work properly, turn off video and join just through audio.
If your internet is still too buggy even for that, call into class using your phone. Each class has a unique phone number and pin that can be found in Google Calendar. Simply select the name of the class and follow the "Join by Phone" directions in the bubble that pops up.
General Internet Issues
If your internet is not working at all, please contact your teacher or Mr. Soria (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately. You should still be able to complete many assignments by going through the Canvas app on your phone. That will use some mobile data, but it shouldn't be significant.