Learn @ Home Begins

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Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

I am writing to you today to confirm the news from the Minister of Education that our school will remain closed until at least May 4, 2020 as part of the provincial effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19. 

We have been working with the school board on a plan so that learning can continue while students are at home. Information about the TLDSB [email protected] plan may be found on the TLDSB website. Information will continue to be added to this page so please check back regularly.

Our teachers will be reaching out to you in order to determine what method of delivery of learning work best for your family. They will be sending you a link to a google form to collect this information.

We want to support you and your student(s) in their learning as much as possible.

For our Grade 7 and 8 students, Learning at Home will focus on the following curriculum areas:

  • Math
  • Literacy
  • Science
  • History and/or geography

Teachers will be assigning an average of 8-10 hours per week of work encompassing these curriculum areas. This learning will be evaluated and a final report card will be written based on this learning.

Teachers will also be giving you a schedule of open “office hours” where they will be available, by the method that works best, for conferencing and working “live” with students.

We understand that as parents, you have enough happening in your lives without becoming home schoolers. As such, I’ve directed our teachers to provide programming that is engaging, curriculum based and supported by teachers. We do not want this to be a make work project for our parents. Please reach out to your teachers for support when needed.

We miss our students. We are committed to keeping them as safe as possible while still learning. At this time, this means learning at home. We are looking forward to the day when we will be back together physically, enjoying the energy that our community brings.

Stay safe and wash your hands,

Sheila