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Update re online learning at Jack James

Hello Jack James students and families,
I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these uncertain times and change in our traditional learning routine.
Over the last couple weeks we have had a number of updates to protect the health and safety of our community which has impacted traditional teaching and learning in our school, however our staff has been working hard to develop online and print resources to support our learners.
As we return from spring break on Monday, March 30 our teachers are eager to reconnect with their students. Although it will look different in each class, and each program, our teachers have all created a D2L online course to connect with their students. This online course will be the platform for students to continue the work in their classes, but also make up for any missing assignments prior to the March 16 cancellation of classes. This may look very different that what a typical class looked like prior to this change, but even our shops & CTS classes have created online learning opportunities for our students to continue to earn credits in their courses.
On Monday students will be receiving emails in their email to access their D2L online courses or they can log on at Brightspace for D2L on the CBE website under quicklinks or via our Jack James School website with their student Id#-
Welcome to Desire2Learn Login Page | Calgary Board of Education - CBE Brightspace by D2L is a powerful and secure personalized learning platform used extensively at CBE.  
We know that not all students have access to internet & technology at home. Teachers will be contacting home on Monday and Tuesday to ask some questions of our students as we are gathering information on students who will need support with accessing technology. We will also provide print materials for students to pick up resources
or personal items.
I will be sending communication home at the end of the day on Monday, March 30 with more information on how we will be planning time for lesson delivery online and how students/families can pick up materials from the school if they do not have access to technology to support online learning.
The school will not be open for drop-in visitors and all we will coordinate times with individuals who need to pick up/drop off work.
Students are encouraged to communicate with their teachers via email, telephone or through their D2L course once they are enrolled, if they have the technology to do so.
Students can also access teacher emails via our school website – About Us à Contact Us à Our Staff or can call the school to leave a message for their teacher to return the call.
Jack James High School working guide for March 30-April 3:
High School
Monday, March 30
Upload students & invite students into the D2L shell created for each of their registered courses
 Establish a school-wide course schedule to avoid conflicts and overwhelming students - this will be communicated home at the end of the day
Tuesday, March 31
Homeroom teachers will communicate & connect with your students by the end of today -email or phone call
In the communication teachers will ask:
Do you have access to a computer, laptop, iPad/tablet or smart phone? (Administration needs this information to facilitate CBE-wide ‘loaner’ program)
Do you have access to the internet?
Is your only option a paper-based learning package?
Well-being check-in with students – How are you doing? How is your family doing? Is there anything that you or your family need assistance with?
Report any well-being concerns you have learned to administration and/or student services.
Wednesday, April 1
Begin ongoing learning with students as per schedule established by Jack James and communicated home
Develop a plan for distribution of print resources for those students requiring this option.
Continue ongoing communication with students.
Thursday, April 2
Begin/continue ongoing learning with students as per schedule established by your school.
Continue ongoing communication with students.
Friday, April 3
Begin/continue ongoing learning with students as per schedule established by your school.
Continue ongoing communication with students.
Report to administration any students teacher have not been able to connect with yet, to determine next steps of action.
Please don't hesitate to email me directly if you have any questions. I will followup with an email at the end of the day on Monday to share updates.
Our main office will be open at 8:30 on Monday, March 30 to answer calls or emails.
Thank you again for your understanding and continued support.
Jennifer Gorkoff​

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5105 8 Ave SE Calgary, AB, T2A 4M1
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Ms Jennifer Gorkoff
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Miss Nancy Farrell
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Mr Warren Ferguson
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