Times have changed, but our MISSION has not!
This site has been created to address the Distance Learning Program at San Gabriel Mission Elementary School in light of the Covid -19 pandemic.
Since SGMES opened in 1912, learning has taken on many forms. While Covid-19 has changed some of "how" we teach and learn, the most important aspects have not changed; we remain committed to offering a rigorous and robust academic program, attending to the emotional and social needs of our students and being intentional about the ways we stay connected as a Catholic school family.
San Gabriel Mission Elementary School provides a student-centered school setting and small class sizes; this allows for students, teachers and families to bridge the divide and disconnect that is often created by digital learning.
What grade are you interested in?
The Faculty and Staff at San Gabriel Mission Elementary School strive to provide an optimal learning environment
for our students during an unprecedented time.
Our program was intentionally designed to combine best educational practices with a sensitivity for the realities
that many families and students are currently facing.
Our mission to partner with families
for students has never been stronger!
WE ARE MISSION STRONG-
NO MATTER THE DISTANCE!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my child be sitting in front of a computer all day?
What does a typical day look like?
The day looks different for Primary, Intermediate and Junior High. However, in all three grade bands, students will work synchronously, asynchronously, both online and in textbooks or workbooks and will have time for rest and play. All students begin each day with a schoolwide Morning Meeting and end each day in homeroom. Additionally, there are weekly live Music and PE classes as well as teacher Office Hours and homeroom classes, where students will have the opportunity to "meet up" with classmates for socializing. We also livestream Mass weekly. In the lower grades, rest or naptime is scheduled and all students have scheduled breaks, without technology, throughout the day.
How will my child interact with other students?
What time does school start and end each day?
What if my child falls behind and/or struggles?
What other activities will happen virtually?
As a Catholic School, we will work to provide opportunities for spiritual growth with a weekly livestreamed Mass, daily prayer as a school, the praying of the Rosary and in homeroom and whole-school prayer services.