Transition to remote learning - January 4 to 8

Transition to Remote Learning, January 4 to 8
Posted on 01/02/2021
Remote Learning

As you know, due to the province-wide shutdown, the school will be shifting to remote learning for the week of January 4th - 8th. During this week students will learn from home and will not attend school. 
The only exception is students in our GLP program. These students will attend remotely on January 4th, 5th, and 6th. Mr. Heijdens and Ms. Leger will be contacting families who had previously selected in-person learning to determine if they would like to return to in-person beginning 7 January 2021 or to continue remote learning until all in-person learning resumes.  Parents/guardians of students in this program are encouraged to select the option that would best meet the needs of their youth and family.  Small vehicle transportation may be available for in-person learners in our GLP program beginning 7 January 2021. 

Transition Day on Monday, January 4th 

Monday, January 4th will be a transition day and the regular school day schedule will not be followed. The school staff will be meeting at the start of the day to plan for the transition and arrange for the distribution of technology. Teachers will use this day to adjust their programming, reach out to families to discuss student needs, ensure access to passwords, and provide information about class schedules. 

Families should also use this day to transition to remote learning:

You can find instructions about how to access the Google Classroom and other information about remote learning here.

Schedule for the week of January 4th-8th

  • After the transition day on January 4th, students and teachers will follow the regular school timetable for start time, nutrition breaks, and recess. Students will have a total of 300 minutes of learning time, some of that time will be teacher-led (synchronous) and some will be independent work on assigned tasks (asynchronous). Some subjects, such as physical education will take place asynchronously this week. 
  • The school day schedule is below. The homeroom teacher will provide more detailed information about the daily schedule, which subjects will be taught when, and when students will be learning online, and when they will be working independently.





8:45 am

School Bell Start

Please log into Google Meet at the start of the day. Daily attendance is taken at this time.

8:47 am

First Learning Block

The teacher will advise when to log onto Google Meet and when to work independently.

10:45 am

Nutrition Break (lunch)

Please have a snack ready for your child

11:05 am

Morning Recess

Active play outside is encouraged if possible

11:30 am

Second Learning Block

The teacher will advise when to log onto Google Meet and when to work independently.

1:30 pm

Nutrition Break (lunch)

Please have a snack ready for your child

1:50 pm

Afternoon Recess

Active play outside is encouraged if possible

2:15 pm

Third Learning Block

The teacher will advise when to log into Google Meet and when to work independently.

3:15 pm

School Bell Ends

School day ends

Access to Technology and/or Wifi

If you require access to a Chromebook, the school has a limited number available and may be able to lend one to you. If you do not have access to the internet because it is not available where you live, there are a small number of hotspots available. Please use this form to request a Chromebook, or call the school directly to make your request. We will be offering curbside pickup for Chromebooks on Monday, January 4. Pickup will take place outside the Holland doors of the school where the parking lot is located.

Teachers may be recording Google Meetings to post on Google Classroom to support students that are absent or may need to revisit a lesson. This form is available for you to complete if you do not consent to your child being recorded in a virtual meeting.

Parents can expect an email from the homeroom teacher on or before January 4th with more specific information about your child’s class schedule. 

Thank you for your support and understanding as we work through this transition. We look forward to a warm virtual welcome to all students on January 4th.

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