- May 5, 2020 7:01 PM
What do Online Classes mean at CKS College?
- Orientation Video (English)
- Orientation Video (Chinese)
If parents chose not to register online and prefer physical classes, what is their option? What about the phasing of lessons vis-a-vis the online classes?
Online classes shall start in July. The reason online classes will start in July is so that teachers and students can adjust to shorter class periods per day. Online live classes will be given half day (covering both English and Chinese subjects) and the other half of the day will be devoted to self-study and assignments, as well as asynchronous learning like watching videos.
Those who prefer physical classes shall start classes on August 24 (as announced by DepEd). They will have regular classes in classrooms.
One option is for them to join online classes first for one term. For the 2nd term, they can switch back to regular classes.
Teachers for online classes will also be teaching physical classes. The curriculum will be the same. It is just the teaching methodology that would differ. Exams will either be via on-camera exams or students will be asked to go to school-- that is, if it is safe already.
For families with 3 children or more but only have 1 computer at home, what is their option?
They can use different devices-- like ipads or phones.
For online classes, do the students need to buy physical textbooks also?
The school recommends the use of textbooks but we are still waiting for the availability of e-books from the different publishers
How about Senior High School & College?
Senior High School will likely follow physical classes. But online asynchronous learning is being considered-- depending on needs of students and availability of teachers.
College will start with intersession of purely online classes in July. Regular classes shall be held by August or September. There will be fewer weeks in the semester, but longer class hours. The College department shall issue a separate announcement.
How about pre-school to Grade 3?
Please check out the details regarding Distance Learning Program HERE.
When will be the enrollment for SY 2020-2021?
For physical classes, is the number of students the same?
The school will be maintaining the number of sections. But the class sizes will be smaller, as a number of students shall be moving to online classes. If DepEd requires a specific number of students only, the classes shall be split accordingly.
What about tuition fees?
The tuition fees shall be the same both for online classes and physical classes. The miscellaneous fees shall be lower by PhP 10,000 for online classes.
What will be the technical requirements or specifications for the gadgets (e.g.laptop or desktop) for students' use?
PC: Minimum of Dual Core PC, with 4GB of RAM
Internet Connection: minimum of 5mbps download speed and 800 kbps upload speed
Will there be a dress code for online classes? Are uniforms required for attending one?
Students should wear the upper portion (polo) of their school uniform during the synchronous interaction.
What will be the official platform for Online classes?
The school is considering Google Classroom and Google Meet for the online classes. But we are also considering Zoom for students who are currently in China.
What happens if students will not be able to attend a synchronous meeting due to weak internet connectivity for that day?
Students or parents are advised to call the Discipline Office.
Are teachers made available for consultation or inquiries about the lessons?
Fridays are scheduled as consultation day of students with their teachers.
What happens if a pupil enrolled in an online class for the first term decides to shift to a face-to-face class by second term?
The parents can request to transfer to a physical class through the registrar's office before the end of the first term. They will need to pay the PhP 10,000 difference in miscellaneous fees.