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Nov 27

​Hello SJAMMERS, we are shifting to Online At Home Learning on Monday, November 30th for our students in the regular program.   With the exception of our students in our 3 Special Education classes of ALP, PLP and TASC who will attend classes in the building as directed by Alberta Education, students and teachers will follow their current timetable by logging into their D2L course and participating in lessons.  The timetable can be found at this link .  
As part of each class, there will be a live online connection at the beginning of the scheduled class (take attendance, state the learning intentions for the lesson, state the plan for the period) and a live wrap up conclusion to the class.  The class could include mini lessons, small group teaching and/or responding to individual questions.  We understand that there may be issues with all students logging into their class at the appropriate time and we are encouraging students and/or parents/guardians to connect with the specific teacher to let them know of any problems we can solve together.  Teachers will also be recording direct teaching portions of their lessons to support those families that are sharing technology.   We want to stress that student attendance will be recorded every class as normal and assessment will be ongoing throughout the at-home learning period.  Staff are in the school building this time and we are able to answer all of your questions so please reach out to us by email or phone (403) 777-7670.   Technology Considerations We were able to provide loan computers for many of our families today.  A priority list has been created.  We are making efforts to provide the families that need tech at least one computer.  Students that did NOT receive a computer but are on our list (i.e. the family emailed Mr. Bliss to request a computer) will be addressed on Monday.  We will call your home as soon as the computer is ready to be picked up. Thank you for your patience.Important details re: borrowed technology:·         Take care of equipment, the replacement cost is indicated on your agreement.·         If your device came with a box, please return it in that box.·         Keep your device charged.  If the device loses power then you will have to return to the school in order to get the device to work again.·          Low cost internet (Telus for Good) ​·         Parent Technical Support    https://cbe.ab.ca/support/Pages/help.aspx​ 

We know that this transition may be difficult for some of our community members but we encourage all of our students to do their best.  Please take advantage of this new learning opportunity this month and embrace the challenge.  In our assembly at school today we shared the following quote:“Always do your best.  What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
Og MandinoPlease do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.Enjoy your weekend!Darren, Andrea & Chris

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Sir John A. Macdonald School

6600 4 St NW Calgary, AB, T2K 1C2
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Principal
Darren Toews
Assistant Principal
Andrea Byrne
Assistant Principal
Christopher Hooper
Education Director
Teresa Martin
Trustee
Althea Adams

School Information

Grades
07-09
Enrolment
766
Programs
Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:20 AM
Dismissal
3:15 PM
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