Hopefully by now most of
the dust has settled and families have figured out a routine that works for you
and your child/ren as we continue to engage in at-home learning. I am very much looking forward to our anticipated return to learning together at school on May 25. While daily case rates seem to be trending downward, hospitalizations are increasing. The Calgary Board of Education works closely with the Province and Alberta Health Services to strategically plan for our re-entry to schools in order to reduce risk and protect the health of students and staff.
While learning at home, I know that many of you face challenges with regards to helping your child/ren manage time, remain motivated and to complete tasks. I'd like to share some ideas with you to help you work alongside your learner(s):
- Create a realistic, daily routine. Use pre-scheduled meet times as an anchor and work around those times. We really want to ensure that students check in with teachers during scheduled meets and the rest of the day is yours to organize in a way that suits your family. Attendance is taken during meets.
- Write the routine on a piece of paper/ white board and keep it visible. Here's my “routine":
- If your reality at home means that tasks can only be worked on in the evening, that is ok. Try your best to keep an up-to-date as possible.
- Take advantage of open drop-in times, e-mail your teacher if you need support understanding an instruction or need help with an assignment. Your teacher has your back!
If you require a laptop to support at-home learning, please contact our office directly and we will set a device aside for you.
A special project finally took shape in our hallways this week. This wall wrap is a lasting reminder of one of our students who sadly passed away on November 13, 2017 after a courageous journey living with a rare bone cancer diagnosis. The Thea Roelofsen Legacy Award is given to a student who embodies some of the “Superpowers" that made Thea so special. Students who receive the reward will have their names engraved on a plaque that will eventually be mounted on the wall. Sra. Jackie and I were lucky enough to be the first staff members to view the finished design.
Stay well and please reach out if you need help or support while learning at home.
Sra. Riquelme and Sra. Jackie