Dear Farrell Families,
While we are out of school, our administration and faculty are dedicated to continuing to provide the best education possible for your son. In order to make this process as user-friendly as possible, I will review three important places to look for information pertaining to academics and our "Virtual Learning" program.
1. Microsoft Teams- https://www.office.com/
All students have a Microsoft Office 365 account. Since November, our faculty and students have been using Teams as a classroom platform. Teachers have been and will continue to post notes, links, videos as a means of teaching. Now, students will be completing and submitting all assignments through Teams. Discussion boards will also be available for each class, as a means of collaboration between students and with the teacher. Microsoft Teams should be checked daily for assignments for all classes. Students are expected to submit assignments and take exams by their due dates which will be posted in the “Assignment” section of Teams.
There will be a tutorial video for students that will be available in this Sunday's email, which will be sent out earlier in the day.
2. School Website - msgrfarrellhs.org
Students have a “Student only” log-in to the website. Students should reference this part of the website for important information, specifically, e-book access, and links to Microsoft Office, PowerSchool, and Naviance (our college and career program). Since our website has just been created, students may not have yet accessed this section of the webpage. Once you click “Students only” a log-in screen will appear.
Log-In: Student's Farrell e-mail address (First letter of first name, full last name, graduating year). For example, John Smith who will graduate in 2023 email would be JSmith23@msgrfhs.org
Password: virfidelis (all lowercase) – Students should change their password in the right-hand corner after they log in.
Look for important information under the “Student Policy and Info” section.
Parents should be checking the “Parents” section of the website for updated information.
3. PowerSchool - https://msgrfarrellhs.powerschool.com/public/
As always, PowerSchool is the place for you to access your son’s grades. It is more important now than ever that you continue to check your son’s progress in his classes. Teachers are instructed to post grades based on student’s classwork, homework, and exams. Please e-mail and reach out to the teacher with any issues you may have regarding the class.
*Please note that any student who needs to pick up a book from his locker, the school will be open on Monday, March 16th from 8-12pm to do so.
We are committed to upholding the strong educational values we have here at Monsignor Farrell, no matter the setting. I am confident that our “Virtual Learning” will enable our students to continue to achieve success in the classroom, while concurrently preparing for culminating exams. We appreciate your continued support and consideration as we adapt to this unforeseen circumstance. We look forward to seeing our students back in the classroom, and our families at Farrell events in the near future. I wish you the best for continued health and safety during this time.
Daniel Fisher ‘05
Assistant Principal for Academics
Monsignor Farrell High School