Inosloban-Marawoy Integrated National High School (IMINHS) scored “strong community involvement” as the key to its successful two-week simulation of the learning continuity plan (LCP).
Principal Elisa L. Surwela shared in a post-assessment conference in the school that majority of the phases of the dry run were carried out fully and smoothly through the coordination and support of its stakeholders from July 17 to August 1.
Two sections of Grade 10 students and two sections of Grade 12 learners were able to jump start the slated alternative delivery of education following the school LCP and the utilization of wireless communications such as phone calls, short messaging system (SMS), Facebook chats, e-mail, and videoconferences for follow-up teaching.
“InoMara is very lucky to be partnered by a lot of people from our community to test the feasibility of our new normal approach to continue the delivery of learning while assuring the safety of everyone amid the pandemic,” said the principal.
She furthered that the delivery of the learning kits to the eight designated drop-off kiosks around the city was made possible through the assistance of the patrol vehicles of Inosloban and Marawoy which were vouched by its barangay officials during a scheduled stakeholders’ meeting. Moreover, she stressed the crucial role of the barangay health workers present during the distribution phase towards recording a 0% corona virus-transmission incident among parents and the teachers.
However, with the institution who looks to offer distant education via the Modular Delivery Learning (MDL) and the Online Distance Learning (ODL) in a 4:1 ratio of its at most 3000 high school students, InoMara admittedly disclosed to be needing few more adjustments with their initial plan given the experiences and challenges during the simulation.
A Parent-Teacher Conference (PTC) is expected on August 7 to orient parents of the final flow of the school system. (Billy Rei M. Pagba, Teacher III, Inosloban-Marawoy Integrated NHS, Schools Division Office of Lipa City)