April 16th, 2021
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,
Following the Province’s April 12th announcement the Board (OCSB) provided the following April 13th update: Schools Will Move To Remote Learning After the April Break.
We’d like to provide you with some information to help prepare for Monday’s transition to online learning.
During the initial portion of the day on Monday, April 19th teachers will be participating in staff meetings and transition activities. As a result, our first day back will be a modified one for students.
By noon on Monday morning students and parents will receive an email message from their respective homeroom teachers. The message will include a link to a document that contains the schedule for the week and Google Meet links for each of their teachers.
Grade 7&8 students will follow a condensed afternoon schedule on Monday, April 19th where they will meet briefly with each of the teachers they would usually see on Monday. The schedule for the day (April 19th Intermediate Condensed Schedule)
Beginning on Tuesday, April 20th, students will participate in full day learning. We will be adhering to our grade 7/8 Online Schedule.
Cohort A and B will engage in teacher-directed instruction every day during school closure. Students can access their Quadmester 4 schedules through their my.studentinfo.ca account.
By 8:15 am on Monday, April 19th students should receive a message from their period 1 teacher that provides work instructions for that morning.
Direct online instruction will begin period 2 on Monday at the regularly scheduled class time (HS). Period 2 teachers will provide students with a Google Meet link prior to class beginning.
On April 20th, and each day that follows until we return to in-person instruction, both period 1 and 2 will occur online. Period 1 teachers will share a Google Meet link with students prior to class beginning on April 20th.
Participation, Attendance and Assessment
It is important to note that student participation in online learning during the school closure will be key to their continued success. As was the case during the January 2021 school closure, evaluations conducted over this period will impact final marks regardless of whether it results in an improved final grade or not.
Attendance will be taken each period and will be reflected on students’ report cards.
In general, students will be connected ‘synchronously’ with their teachers 75-80% of the period they are regularly scheduled to be in class. Teachers will continue to provide various learning experiences, not all of which will require online computer-related instruction.
The school has access to Chromebooks that can be loaned to students if one is required to participate in online learning from home. We ask parents to email the school directly at SacredHeart.High@ocsb.ca by 2 pm on Monday, April 19th if your child is in need of an electronic device.
Essential Item Retrieval
Prior to the April Break beginning most students collected their essential learning materials (books, Chromebooks, etc.) and brought them home with them. Students are not able to access the school building during the closure. If your child has left an essential learning item in their classroom please complete the following form by Monday, April 19th at 2 pm: Item Retrieval Request Form. A member of administration will be in contact to make arrangements regarding the item(s).
We look forward to classes beginning Monday.