Guidelines for Online Learning S.Y. 2021-2022

It is imperative that the online classroom is in fact a classroom, and positive behaviors are expected when you communicate with both your classmates and your teachers.  These guidelines for online behavior and interface are known as netiquette which is essentially rules and norms for interacting with others on the internet in a considerate, respectful way.

 

MINOR OFFENSES

These are acts that disrupt peace and order, and the desired learning atmosphere during online classes. These are to be handled by the Class Adviser/Subject Teacher. But, an incident report duly signed by the teacher or personnel concerned must be sent within 48 working hours at pos [at] spas.edu.ph

 

DUE PROCESS

Step 1:   The pupil / student and his / her parents / guardians will be informed by the teacher concerned in writing through the student’s SPAS Gmail account of the offense committed by the pupil/student.

Step 2:  They have the right to answer by sending an explanation three (3) days upon receipt of the said email to the teacher’s SPAS Gmail account.

 

DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

1st

Warning by the concerned teacher and to be documented in the Anecdotal Record

2nd

Counseling by the Guidance Counselor

3rd

Counseling by the CCF Head

 

LIST OF MINOR OFFENSES

1. Using other’s username in logging in online class.

2. Eating while an online class is ongoing.

3. Opening other websites while online class is in progress.

4. Unmuting without permission when the teacher has placed you on mute.

5. Wearing inappropriate clothes that are not suited in online classes (sleeveless, sando, provocative dresses etc.) while attending online classes.

6. Playing games and attending to other things during online classes.

7. Leaving the session without prior permission from the teacher.

8. Improper decorum during student activity/online classes (boisterous laughs, make faces, private conversations, pinching/cleaning nose etc.)

9. Refusing to follow the rules of the specific virtual learning classroom.

 

MAJOR OFFENSES

These are acts that cause serious damage to the honor and dignity of a pupil or a student, as well as to the property, name and honor of the school. These are to be handled by the Committee on Discipline with the Prefect of Students as chairman, the CLEd Teacher, and Class Adviser as members. After the Committee on Discipline has conducted investigations, inspections, summoned parties and witnesses, it shall submit its recommendation to the Principal for final decision. An incident report from the teacher or personnel must be submitted within 24 hours to the Prefect of Students at pos [at] spas.edu.ph before an investigation will be conducted.

 

DUE PROCESS

Step 1:   The pupil / student and his/her parents/ guardians will be informed by the Prefect of Students in writing through the student’s SPAS Gmail account of the offense committed by the pupil/student.

Step 2:  They have the right to answer by sending an explanation three (3) days upon receipt of the said email to pos [at] spas.edu.ph.

 

DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

1st

  • Online Conference with Parents
  • Conduct B- (75%)  in the report card

2nd

  • Online Conference with Parents
  • Conduct C or a grade of 70% in the report card

3rd

  • Online Conference with Parents
  • Conduct C or a grade of 70%  in the report card and will sign the Discipline Probation form (student and parents/guardian)
  • Two days suspension from attending online classes

 

LIST OF MAJOR OFFENSES

1. Sharing of login credentials to others

2. Sharing the link to other students who are not participants of online class

3. Reporting to school physically that violates quarantine protocol and without permission from school authorities

4. Posting of screen shots of the online class on social media without prior permission from the teacher

5. Sending or posting discriminating, harassing, and threatening images or messages

6. Stealing by disclosing/using someone else's code or password

7. Engaging in unauthorized transactions that may incur a cost to the school

8. Recording the teacher or classmates without permission

9. Video recording of online classes

10.Video recording in any form of conversations between students and intentionally sharing it on any social media platforms or any online applications without the approval of the concerned individuals

11. Encouraging, threatening or intimidating students not to attend online class

12. Creating fights between and among students whether visual or written using any social media platforms, online games or any other online applications

13. Participating in audio and video conversations with other students while live broadcasting is done 

14. Making unnecessary, derogatory, offensive, and disrespectful to any other user

15. Displaying and possessing cigarettes or any smoking paraphernalia while attending online classes

16. Deliberately changing files and other information to other students or anyone without consent of the owner

17. Downloading software or any applications that may seem hazardous or uncalled for to the smooth discussion of the lessons

18. Sharing photos, videos, and data about any of the students, faculty, and parents without their approval

19. Bullying R.A 10627

Bullying shall be defined as any severe or repeated by one or more students of a written verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof , directed at another student that has the effect of actually causing or placing the latter in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm or damage to his property creating a hostile environment at the school for the other student, infringing on the rights of another student at school; or materially or substantially disrupting the education process or an orderly operation of the school.

- Any act which causes harm to a victim’s psyche and or emotional well-being.

20. Any slanderous statement or accusation that causes the victim undue emotional distress like directing foul language or profanity at the target, name calling for tormenting, and commenting negatively on victim’s looks, clothes or appearance.

21. Unpleasant instant computer messaging, harassing, threatening, or insulting emails using social media platform, online games, or any other online applications.

22. Intentional posting or sending messages that malign the reputation of the student or teacher or anyone that harms the whole organization

23. Creating harmful or malicious software

24. Using any social media platforms or any application for illegal purposes

24. Hacking/ gaining of unauthorized data in a system or computer

25. Establishing networks or network connections to make live communication including audio and video without prior approval from the owner

 26. Intentionally setting up or creating application that harms the software or hardware

27. Non-submission of modules without valid reason.

28. Blatant disobedience or non-compliance to rules set by the school.

29. Any form of cheating

30.Dishonesty/Plagiarism

31. Any acts similar to the foregoing

 

OTHER REMINDERS

ONLINE ASSEMBLIES

Aside from synchronous sessions, pupils/students should consider assemblies, programs, and similar gathering as part of their educational development.

The following must be observed:

  1. When attending online assemblies, pupils/students must avoid chatting, boisterous laughing, eating and loitering.

       2. The class adviser is responsible for the behavior of the class during online assemblies

       3. Wearing of blouses that are sleeveless, haltered, with plunging necklines and backless, mini-skirts,    

           shorts, tight-fit and low waist jeans and skirts with long slits as costumes or attire during school

           programs and other activities are not allowed

 

Suspension of Classes

1.  In cases of typhoon and inclement weather which can significantly affect the internet connection, parents are advised to listen to the official announcement of the Department of Education and local government officials regarding suspension of classes.  There is no need to call up the school for verification. 

2.  In case of discretionary suspension of classes by SPAS, the school shall inform the parents and the academic community through the official Facebook page of the school (www. Facebook.com/spasofficial) and other means.

 

Earthquake and Fire Drill

The school highly values the safety of its students during online learning. Information safety measures in relation to earthquake and fire is properly disseminated to pupils, students, staff and faculty. Every year, the school conducts earthquake and fire drills to ensure preparedness for any eventuality.