- May 5, 2020 7:01 PM
What do Online Classes mean at CKS College?
Is the online class registration only a survey? Is it required?
It is for registration purposes. It is not a survey. Only those who registered will be invited to the orientation.
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.
答: 在線課程將於7月開始，好讓老師和學生可以適應每天較短的上課時間。 半天的在線直播課程(包涵英文和中文)，另半天的時間讓學生做功課或自修，觀看視頻等異步學習。
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?
Yes, there will still be physical books for some subjects. For other subjects, there will be online materials.
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?
Pre-school to grade 3 will be offered in-school physical classes only.
When will be the enrollment for SY 2020-2021?
Enrollment will be in June, after grades are released.
When will parents receive the final grades & assessment slips?
Grades are still being encoded. The Registrar's Office is developing a platform for grade viewing. If the portal won't be ready by the time the ECQ is lifted, the Registrar's Office shall email grades, along with assessment for SY 2020-2021, to parents.
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 different, as these would be much lower for online classes.
What are the minimum tech requirements?
PC: Minimum of dual core CP, with 4GB of ram
Internet Connection: minimum of 5mbps download speed and 800 kbps upload speed