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CSSM - Resilience through the Pandemic

At the start of the pandemic CSSM was among the first schools in the province to adapt to the online modality allowing classes to start on schedule (June) for SY 2020-2021. Here we see one of our former grade schoolers doing a tutorial on handling google classroom prior the the school's adoption of Schoology. the following year.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the education system worldwide. Schools were forced to quickly adapt to new teaching methods and protocols in order to continue providing education to students. One school that faced these challenges head-on was Cavite School of St. Mark.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Cavite School of St. Mark had to close its physical campus and transition to online learning. This posed a significant challenge for the school, as many of its teachers and students had never used online learning platforms before. However, the school administration quickly organized training sessions for teachers and provided computers and internet access to those who needed them. Within a few weeks, the school was able to launch its online learning program.

Despite the challenges of online learning, the teachers at Cavite School of St. Mark were determined to ensure that their students continued to receive a high-quality education. They developed innovative lesson plans and used technology to engage students in virtual classrooms. Teachers also provided one-on-one support to students who were struggling with the transition to online learning.

In addition to academic challenges, the pandemic also posed a significant financial burden on Cavite School of St. Mark. The school had to invest in new technology, provide financial assistance to families who were struggling, and invest in health and safety measures to prepare for the eventual reopening of the school. However, the school was able to overcome these challenges through community support and fundraising efforts.

After several months of online learning, Cavite School of St. Mark was able to reopen its campus with strict health and safety protocols in place. The school implemented measures such as temperature checks, mandatory mask-wearing, and social distancing to ensure the safety of its students and staff. The school also provided additional resources for students who needed mental health support during the pandemic.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Cavite School of St. Mark was able to emerge stronger than ever. The school community worked together to overcome financial, academic, and health-related challenges, and the result was a more resilient and cohesive community. Teachers and staff developed new skills in online learning and technology, which they will continue to use in the future. The school also strengthened its commitment to providing a high-quality education and supporting the well-being of its students.

With the beginning of SY 2023-2024 in sight, we see a promising future ahead for our learners as we are expected the return to normalcy or pre pandemic conditions. Full face to face classes will provide greater learning opportunities that cannot be matched by any online learning activities and social interaction among our students will surely rebound.

In conclusion, the pandemic presented unprecedented challenges to Cavite School of St. Mark. However, through the determination and hard work of its staff and community, the school was able to overcome all odds and continue providing education to its students. The school’s journey through the pandemic serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of community support in times of crisis.

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