As you know, students in K-6 will transition to online learning beginning May 10, 2021, due to our scheduled Professional Learning Day on Friday. The plan is for students to return to in-school learning on May 25.
Students in 7-9 will continue in online learning and will return to in-school learning on May 25.
We put a schedule in place that follows guidelines from EIPS and is hopefully easy to follow and understand. As well, in some cases we hope it allows for sharing of devices, and for your home networks to be able to accommodate increased traffic. While planning, we also realized that we can’t adjust the schedule to fit all family scenarios.
Below is a summary of what Fultonvale’s plan is:
- Brightspace and Google Meet
All content and links to Google Meets will be accessed through Brightspace. Students have been using and practicing Brightspace and should be well versed in accessing.
Please ensure your child is signed in to their Brightspace account, as your child will be unable to access student resources under the parent/guardian account.
2. Daily Instruction
Temporary online learning will take place in a synchronous format. All students will attend virtual classes in literacy (Language Arts) and numeracy (Mathematics) based on this schedule.
Students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. - Literacy (Language Arts)
12:50 – 1:20 p.m. - Numeracy (Mathematics)
Students in Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6
8:10 – 8:40 a.m. - Literacy (Language Arts)
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. - Numeracy (Mathematics)
Will continue to follow the same schedule as they have been for the past week. Monday, May 10 is a Day 5.
3. Daily Small Group Instruction/Support for K-6 Students
Your child(ren) will also receive daily instruction and/or support in a small group. Your child(ren)’s teacher(s) will communicate these details to you directly. Students who are not in small-groups have time to work on assignments.
4. Student Expectations
We understand that online learning can be challenging with younger children. It can be doubly challenging if your Internet cannot handle increased traffic. As a result, if you are a family that is able to, please follow these expectations, outlined below. If you’re not able to, all we ask is that you inform us, by contacting your teacher or the office, of your child(ren)’s participation so we can track as accurately as possible.
As if your child(ren) was attending in-person learning, every student is expected to attend each whole class instruction session and their small group sessions daily. We also expect
- work to be handed in on time.
- work to be completed to the best of her/his ability.
- students to reach out for support if they need it.
- staff to reach out to students if they feel they need support.
As if your child(ren) was attending in-person learning, every student is expected to attend each class and follow your in-school daily schedule.
- We expect students to attend every class (if your wifi is capable).
- We expect work to be handed in on time.
- We expect work to be completed to the best of your ability.
- We expect students to reach out for support if they need it.
- We expect staff to reach out to students if they feel a student needs support.
- Materials and Resources
K-6 teachers have sent materials and resources home that students may need. If your child(ren) forgot to bring something home, you are welcome to come by the school. Please inform us you are coming so we can have materials ready for pick-up in the front foyer.
Teachers will be taking attendance once in the morning and once in the afternoon for whole class instruction virtual sessions. As a result, please let the office know if your child(ren) will not be attending.
Teachers will be taking attendance every period. As a result, please let the office know if your child(ren) will not be attending.
- Helpful Phone Numbers
Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322
Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323
Distress Line: 780-482-4357
SAFFRON Centre Ltd: 780-449-0900
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 780-423-4121
The Support Network: 211
Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868
Mental Health: 780-342-2701