Circular from the Principal: October 21, 2020

Dear Marist Parents and Guardians,

Peace be with you and your family!

Kindly be reminded of the following changes in the calendar of activities as announced in the circular dated August 21, 2020:

1. Viewing of Report Card

1.a. The viewing of the report card of the First Quarterly marks is moved to October 31 starting at 9 AM.

1.b. Please observe the following steps to access and view your child’s/ward’s report card.

  • Log in to portal.maristschool.edu.ph [the school’s Student Online Portal].
  • Type your child’s/ward’s student ID number as username.
    • For old students, kindly refer to the ID issued last school year (2019-2020).
    • For new students, you may inquire thru [email protected] [Request should be done on or before October 23, 2020.]
  • Type the family name as password.
    • Please note that the password is case sensitive. Use only capital letters. Example: Alonzo = ALONZO
    • For family names consisting of two or more words, please do not place any space in between words. Example: De Los Reyes = DELOSREYES
    • For family names with special symbol/s, please do not include the special symbol/s. Examples:
      • Sta. Cruz = STACRUZ
      • Cala-lang = CALALANG
    • For family names with special character/s, please include the special character/s. Example: Muñoz = MUÑOZ (Tip: Use ALT + 165 to type Ñ.)
  • On the left side of the Dashboard, kindly click the option Report Card.
  • NOTE: Technical concerns regarding the viewing of the report card would be gladly accommodated by our IT and Research In-Charge. You may send him a message thru [email protected] or call him thru landline 8942-05-26 to 28 (Local 1964) from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM starting October 31.

1.c. In order to access and view the report card of your child/ward, kindly make sure that his/her account is updated.

  • Only those whose account has been updated will be able to access and view the report card.
  • The statement of account (SOA) can already be viewed on the Dashboard of the Student Online Portal.

1.d. The Business Office is open for payment transactions on October 26 – 30.

  • Onsite payment is accommodated during office hours from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
    • NOTE: Only those aged 18 – 65 will be allowed entry to the campus for any onsite transactions to any office.
  • For bank payment / GCash / bank transfer and others, kindly refer to the details below.
    • Accredited Banks
      • Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
        • Account Name: Marist College, Inc.
        • Account Number: 017-7-01751269-9
      • RCBC
        • Account Name: Marist College, Inc.
        • Account Number: 7589747466
    • Using the Chat Box located at the Online Student Portal, please submit a screenshot of your proof of payment and write the Name, Grade Level, and Section of your child/ward.
    • The Business Office will issue and send your Official Receipt upon validation of your proof of payment.
    • If the bank/online payment transaction is done within October 31 to November 3, the Business Office will verify and confirm the payment once regular operation resumes on November 4. Thus, the viewing of report card for this transaction starts on November 9.

 

2. Parent-Teacher Conference

2.a. The Parent-Teacher Conference is held online on November 5 – 6 and 9 – 13.
2.b. The PTC is conducted during the designated Student-Teacher Consultation time of the grade level as stated in the manual of the Marist VIOLETS.

  • Kindergarten, Grade 1, 2, 3, and 5 [2:00 – 3:00 PM]
  • Grade 4 and 6 [9:00 – 10:00 AM]
  • Grade 7 – 10 [11:00 AM – 12:00 NN on Monday – Thursday and 10:00 – 11:00 AM on Friday]
    • NOTE: Modifications were done on the schedule of consultation time for the junior high school during the middle part of the First Quarter to accommodate the asynchronous sessions of certain classes; thus, the indicated schedule above is different from that in the manual.
  • Grade 11 and 12 [2:40 – 3:30 PM on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday]

2.c. Kindly observe the following procedure.

  • Using his/her Gmail account, the parent/guardian who would like to arrange for a conference with a particular teacher sends an email to the concerned assistant principal.
  • The concerned assistant principal sends the parent/guardian a reply containing the Google Meet details (date and time of meeting and meet link code to use).
    • The arrangement for the date and time of the meeting with a particular teacher is on a First-Come-First-Served basis.
  • During the appointed date and time, the parent/guardian uses his/her Gmail account and given meet link code to access the Google Meet and waits for the teacher to accept his/her to the meet.
  • During the conference itself, the parent/guardian is advised to be mindful of limiting the meeting time within 10 minutes.

 

3. Midyear Break

3.a. The midyear break starts on October 26 (Monday); online classes resume on November 4 (Wednesday).

3.b. There are no synchronous and asynchronous activities to be conducted on October 26 – November 3. Kindly use the time as a breather for your child/ward to rest and re-energize.

3.c. All offices are closed during the midyear break to provide respite for all personnel. [As previously mentioned, the Business Office is open on October 26 – 30.]

  • All personnel will have their annual retreat on October 26 and 27.
  • All online communication sent by parents to the varied offices during the break will be attended to once regular operation resumes on November 4.

 

Also, re guidelines for class suspension in cases of typhoons or other circumstances:

“[The] DepEd [Department of Education] reiterated that the rules on automatic suspension of classes remain the same: Storm Signal No. 1 suspends classes in kindergarten; Signal No. 2 suspends classes in kindergarten, elementary, and high school; and Signal No. 3 suspends classes from kindergarten to college – including graduate schools and government offices.” (Hernando-Malipot, 2020)

For your information and guidance. Thank you very much and God bless!

 

Truly yours,

(Signed)

Mr. John Benjamin C. Balatbat
Principal

 

Noted and Approved by:

(Signed)

Br. Allan J. De Castro, FMS
President

 

Reference:

Hernando-Malipot, M. (2020, September 14). DepEd says class suspensions may still be declared in distance learning. Manila Bulletin. https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/14/deped-says-class-suspensions-may-still-be-declared-in-distance-learning/?fbclid=IwAR2Tcyi730HuTSoKPcqtcBItT9ey8ViadI8XnqebxdlmbQ_xDFxzoaHfzB8