Nov 27
Weekly Message Nov 30 - Dec 4

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) & Students

Items in this Update:

  • Transition to Online Information
  • PLP programs continue in-person learning
  • Continue Reporting Positive Cases of Covid-19 to the School

Important Upcoming Dates 

  • Nov 30 – Dec 18   Regular Classes online
  • Decr 4, 2020         ​PD Day – No School for students
  • Dec 18, 2020         Last Day of Classes
  • Dec 19 – Jan 3      Winter Break
  • Jan 4, 2021           First Day back from Winter Break
  • Jan 4 – Jan 8        Regular Classes online / PLP may                                 return to in-person learning​

Transition to Online Information

All HUB students continue with their current HUB classes and schedule.

On Tuesday, November 24 the Alberta Government announced that in-person classes will be moving to online learning from Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 18 and after the winter break from Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 8. PLP (Paced-Learning Program) will continue with in-person learning. Parents of these programs received an email earlier today with more details.

Staff at Jack James are prepared to support all of our students as we move to online with virtual classes, videos, lessons, assignments and assessments. D2L Brightspace will be the primary place for students to access their virtual classrooms and assignments. To access course material and information students must use their student educbe email, not a personal email. If students need a password reset please call the main office. Next week all teachers will be working in the school. If your student needs to pick up materials or drop off completed work they must make an appointment with their teacher ahead of time. Students will have access to the school, but only when they have a pre-booked appointment with their teacher. Students can only access the school to drop off completed work or to pick up assignments or supplies.

Teacher's email addressed can be found on our website – About Us --> Contact Us --> Our Staff

Teachers will be delivering lessons and assignments related to all of the outcomes in their program of studies during this time of online teaching. Students are expected to fully engage in all virtual lessons and complete all assignments and assessments to the best of their ability. Grades will be updated with these online assessments/assignments and students will receive a final grade including the online work assigned. Attendance will continue be taken for each period students are enrolled in a class. Please continue to call the attendance line should you student need to be excused from a class for an appointment or illness.

Students will follow their regular Monday to Friday Schedule during the at-home learning. Friday's Homeroom/Jag Time will be used for assignment completion and students are not required to check in for this class.

Our January final exam schedule is currently under review. Information regarding final exams will be sent to families next week. We understand the stress that online learning puts on our students, therefore:

  • Diploma exams are optional, as announced by the Alberta Government.
    • Students can decide whether to write up to the morning of their scheduled diploma exam.
  • Non-diploma final exams:
    • It is essential that students continue to prepare and review course materials and concepts, so they are prepared to move forward to the next level of the course.

Please note that schedules, dates and plans could change depending on further direction given from the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Education an/or the Calgary Board of Education.

PLP – System programs continue in-person learning -PLP will continue with in-person learning. Please see the email sent this morning for more information or contact your student's classroom teacher.

Calgary Transit will discontinue express routes for schools with only Grade 7 to 12. They have also indicated they will waive the administration fee for the return of December adult and youth monthly passes.

 

Continue Reporting Positive Cases of Covid-19 to the School

Should your student test positive for Covid-19 please continue reporting it to the school.

If you are reporting a Positive Covid-19 case to the school on a weekend or after school hours please email jackjames@cbe.ab.ca.

If you are reporting a positive Covid-19 case during school hours you can call 403-248-4054 ext. 0 to reach the main office.

Sincerely,

Jen Gorkoff
Principal​


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