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All classes will be synchronous (live) today. Student cameras will need to be functional and on for:
  • Attendance in the first five minutes of class, and,
  • Discussion, at the discretion of the classroom teacher
    • Cameras need to be on for some portion of class
    • You can blur your background in Meet, under “change background” when you click the three dots in the lower right corner -- however, this does use up a lot of CPU power due to hardware acceleration, and will slow down your Chromebook. Not recommended.
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Students do not need to be in your uniform, but should be presentable. However, being in uniform may sharpen focus and give students the mindset of being in school. The daily schedule includes 5 minutes between classes as a break, and a longer lunch than normal.
 
The daily schedule is as follows:
  • Start of the Day: 7:50am 
  • Live Broadcast M/T/Th/Fri from the office at 7:50am (No live broadcast on Wednesdays)
    • Morning Prayer, Mission Statement, Pledge of Allegiance, and Daily Announcements
  • 1st Hour: 8:00am - 8:45am
  • 2nd Hour: 8:50am - 9:35am
  • 3rd Hour: 9:40am - 10:25am
  • 4th Hour: 10:30am - 11:15am
  •  Break for Lunch: 11:15am - 12:00pm
  • 5th Hour: 12:00pm - 12:45pm
  • 6th Hour: 12:50pm - 1:35pm
  • 7th Hour: 1:40pm - 2:25pm
Teachers will advise which days will be synchronous (live Google Meet, lecture, discussion and more), and which will be asynchronous (students have work to do during the appointed time for the hour, but the teacher will not broadcast). There are a minimum of two synchronous days per week.
 
During live sessions, teachers may lecture for part of the hour, have participation in discussion, and ask students to break off into groups (through google hangouts/meet) to discuss and complete work. Lectures will not always last the entire period, and attendance is taken at the start of the hour. Attendance is taken on asynchronous days by completion of an activity -- an exit ticket, classroom comment, email or other check-in. It must be done by an appointed time in order for the student to count as being “present” for the day.
 
There is no live instruction on Wednesdays -- it is a work day, so the schedule is flexible. Teachers will be available by appointment (for a meeting) or by email (for a question).

Counselors are also available by appointment.
 
At present, Bishop Foley Catholic will return to school on Wednesday, December 9th.
 
The daily schedule is as follows:
  • Start of the Day: 7:50am 
  • Live Broadcast M/T/Th/Fri from the office at 7:50am (No live broadcast on Wednesdays)
    • Morning Prayer, Mission Statement, Pledge of Allegiance, Daily Announcements
  • 1st Hour: 8:00am - 8:45am
  • 2nd Hour: 8:50am - 9:35am
  • 3rd Hour: 9:40am - 10:25am
  • 4th Hour: 10:30am - 11:15am
  • Break for Lunch: 11:15am - 12:00pm
  • 5th Hour: 12:00pm - 12:45pm
  • 6th Hour: 12:50pm - 1:35pm
  • 7th Hour: 1:40pm - 2:25pm
November 15, 2020
Following the Epidemic Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
 
Bishop Foley Catholic will be required to move instruction online starting Wednesday, November 18. Students and faculty will be in session as scheduled on Monday, November 16. Students who are having any technical issues with Chromebooks, or need to turn in any forms/paperwork/etc., can tend to any related business prior to Wednesday. Teachers will be ensuring that students who need to make any adjustments to allow use of Google Classroom or Meet to continue instruction virtually do so during these days. Starting Wednesday, we will be on a virtual schedule for three weeks.
 
Details regarding this change are developing, and updates will be made as soon as additional information is available.
In the event of a movement to Virtual Learning, Foley’s weekly schedule for a five day week will be:
 
  • Four days a week with a rigid hourly schedule of all seven courses, and one day designated as a work day for students and planning for teachers. The "work day,” during which there is no live instruction, will be Wednesday
  • All classes have work assigned every day during the 4 active days, with at least two synchronous meetings (live and on camera) of teacher and students each week
  • The other two days may have asynchronous assignments (not live), or maintain the same synchronous schedule. Teachers will decide individually which days will have a live, synchronous class meeting during the week, and will inform students of the schedule using Google Classroom
  • Should a closure occur during a week we are not scheduled for a full, five-day week of school, the work day may be moved or omitted to allow for more instructional time
  • Students are expected to work on each class during its appointed time, which will be as follows:
    • Morning Prayer, Pledge and Announcements -- broadcast daily from the office at 7:50am (YouTube Live -- all other classes meet via Google Meet)
    • 1st Hour: 8:00am - 8:45am
    • 2nd Hour: 8:50am - 9:35am
    • 3rd Hour: 9:40am - 10:25am
    • 4th Hour: 10:30am - 11:15am
    • Break for Lunch: 11:15am - 12:00pm
    • 5th Hour: 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    • 6th Hour: 12:50pm - 1:35pm
    • 7th Hour: 1:40pm - 2:25pm
This page is updated regularly with releases to the school community regarding COVID-19, and how policies and procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus are implemented at Bishop Foley Catholic High School. The required COVID-19 dashboard document is posted immediately below, along with other recent updates.
 
 
As we continue to take all measures to protect the Foley Family, this update and attached documents are included to prepare families for what would cause such a quarantine to be necessary for their student, and how long home isolation would last under direction from the Oakland County Health Department and CDC.
 
 
The documents immediately below, discussed in the video, are a great resource. Use them to prepare a plan for an unfortunate situation before you find yourself in one. Provided by the Oakland County Health Department, they follow CDC guidelines on when you can be around other people after an infection or exposure to an infected person. 
This presentation goes over the Phase 4 Guidelines for the AOD Preparedness Plan, and what that will look like for BFC in particular. 
 
 
This is the Recording of a Live Stream Q&A held on Monday, August 3rd
 
Additional Information can be found at these links:
 
 
 
Distance Learning Guidelines (for remote instruction in Phases 1-3) 
 
 
CDC Guidelines regarding Symptomatic Screening and its limitations, including questions for parents to assess children at home, and a chart that shows commonalities between symptoms of COVID-19 and other common illnesses