Supporting Students Learning at HomeSeptember 7, 2021
One of the impacts the current surge of COVID-19 is having on our community is student absences from school due to being diagnosed with COVID-19, or being identified as a close contact. The Department of Education has not authorized local school districts to provide real-time virtual instruction for students during the school day using tools like ZOOM, which creates challenges in providing “live, real-time” support for students while learning at home.
Below we’ve provided information about what families should expect when a student must continue learning while off campus.
What happens when my student has to learn from home?
Elementary: When a family is notified that their student must remain at home, learning community leaders will reach out to provide a date and time for instructional materials to be picked up from the Main Office. Information packets will include instructions for students regarding required work and resources for practice or additional learning activities. Please check Supporting Students While Learning at Home for some tips on how to help your student stay on track with school if they are absent for an extended period.
Secondary: Secondary students’ best resource is Canvas. When off campus for an extended period, students log into their Canvas course to access class assignments. Families may access their student’s courses from the Canvas page on the web after creating a Family Canvas Account. Please check Supporting Students While Learning at Home for some tips on how to help your student stay on track with school if they are absent for an extended period.
Families are also reminded to participate in the 2021 Blue Wave Virtual Meet and Greet to learn more about their students’ teachers and classes.
Virtual Blue Wave Meet and Greet | Thursday, September 9
Information and instructions about how to participate in the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave Virtual Meet and Greet will be shared at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 9. Short videos will be shared via email and posted on the web that introduce each teacher, their learning goals, learning tools, learning assignment make-up strategies and more.
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