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  • Continued Learning Update for All Parents

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Principal's Message

April 3

We hope, in these unprecedented times, that you are doing well, that you have found a slower pace and have established routines in our ‘new normal’.  By now, you should have received a call from at least one of your child’s teachers, as we try to connect with every student’s family to determine what technology is in the house and to see how they are doing mentally/emotionally.  Teachers are working from home using their personal devices so the calls will be from an “unknown caller” if you have caller ID.  If you would like to reach out to your child’s teacher please use email. See the link below for our SJAM STAFF DIRECTORY.
Every week your child’s homeroom teacher will be sending out an update through School Messenger on Friday, beginning today.  The purpose of the CLASS UPDATE is to highlight the lessons and activities your child should have completed in the past week.  We also want to include some suggested activities and exercises to support mental/ physical health for the next week.  If you do not receive the HOMEROOM UPDATE today please call the school on Monday at 403-777-7670 and let us know.
Please keep in mind the Ministry of Education has directed us with clear guidelines for learning during this time: an average of 10 hours of learning/work per week with a focus on the four Core Subject Areas:  Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies.
Below is a suggested weekly schedule for our SJAM families:
Weekly Schedule
Monday to Thursday:                                                                 
Staff Meetings                                 9:00 – 10:00
Science & Math Grades7/8            10:00 – 11:00                     
Humanities (LA & Social) Gr 9       11:00 – 12:00                    
Humanities Grades 7/8                   1:00 – 2:00                          
Science & Math Grade 9                 2:00 – 3:00
Science & Math Grades7/8/9         10:00 – 11:00
Humanities Grades 7/8/9               11:00 – 12:00
Staff Meetings                                12:00 – 2:00
The times above are suggestions for students and their parents to set a routine.  We realize each home is different and has their own schedule with complexities.  Teachers will be present for their specific times above and will also be available outside of these times during our school day between 8:15 and 3:15.  Please use email to contact your child’s teacher which is available on our website: SJAM STAFF DIRECTORY​   
Every Monday teachers will upload a Weekly Plan for your students. All teachers will be available each day. Each teacher may have variability with his or her weekly and daily plan but each plan will fit into the general schedule above.
We also realize this can be a time of great stress and anxiety. We have supplied the given links below for anyone struggling in any capacity at this time.
Community Resource Links
Please see the attachment for a complete list of resources
COVID-19 Community Resources .pdf ​
Take care of yourselves!
Darren, Andrea & Chris

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Sir John A. Macdonald School

6600 4 St NW Calgary, AB, T2K 1C2
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Mr Darren Toews
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Ms Andrea Byrne
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Christopher Hooper
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Ms Teresa Martin
Althea Adams

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