As noted late yesterday afternoon, during the province’s COVID-19 update, the government announced new targeted measures in certain regions to slow the spread of COVID-19—which impact in-school students in grades 7 - 9 at Fultonvale. Effective Monday, May 3, in-school classes are suspended for students in grades 7-9.The suspension is for a two-week period—from May 3-14.
During this time, students will move to a temporary online-learning model—similar to how students learned between November 30 and January 8. Every day, students will log on to Brightspace and follow their regular in-school learning bell schedule. Once logged on, students simply need to select their scheduled subject. Immediately, they’ll see teacher updates, learning information, required assignments, quizzes and links for virtual instruction.
Brightspace log in information for students:
Web address: https://eips.brightspace.com/
Username: EIPS student email address
Password: EIPS student password
NOTE: Contact the school for assistance with resetting passwords.
TEMPORARY ONLINE LEARNING: May 3-14
- Each class period starts with attendance, followed by a virtual instruction lesson led by the student’s in-school class teacher.
- Students must join the virtual instruction meetings five minutes before it’s scheduled to begin.
- Student cameras must be turned on during all virtual instruction.
- Once the lesson is finished, students can turn their camera off to work on the related assignment.
- The teacher will be present the entire class period to answer questions and offer further instruction.
- Similar to last time, students will participate in all registered courses, not just core courses—these include physical education, foods, drama, construction, mechanics and more.
- Teachers not currently quarantining will work in their regular classrooms to ensure all classes continue and the appropriate demonstration of course material occurs.
- Students must have access to the internet and a computer, Chromebook or tablet.
- Students who don’t have access to the internet or a computer, Chromebook or tablet, can contact their school to make alternative arrangements.
EIPS understands the provincial-mandated change to learning may create challenges for some families. Please know, the Division’s No. 1 priority is the safety and wellness of students and their families. As such, all EIPS employees are working diligently to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.
Additionally, all school counsellors and support teams continue to work with students and families, sharing mental health resources and information. For a list of resources and supports, visit EIPS Mental Health Resources for Families.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Families are reminded to continue to monitor their child for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 by completing the verbal COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. If you answer “YES” to any of the questionnaire questions, follow its instructions and use Alberta Health Services’ COVID-19 self-assessment tool, or call Health Link at 811, to determine next steps. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to notify the school or Division to ensure the proper cleaning and public-health measures are followed.
On behalf of everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, thank you for your patience, understanding and commitment to learning. Adapting to the temporary online learning is an adjustment for everyone. Our goal is to make it as seamless as possible.