I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and had an opportunity to enjoy the lovely weather. I expect that there might be some anxiousness as we head into this coming week – online learning for our Grade 7-9 students, and continued face to face learning for our Grade 6 students. Last week, teachers took time to prepare students as well as possible for the transition to online learning, particularly given that teaching and learning will look quite different from our experience in the spring.
Grade 7-9 students will follow their regular schedule. While each day will look differently (some days full class instruction, and other days one on one or small group check-ins, depending on how confident students are in their knowledge and understanding of the assigned tasks), it is important that students check in with teachers daily to ensure they understand the work, and are marked present for each class. Check-in possibilities can be personalized, but it is important that students stay connected to ensure success.
We are in the process of supporting families who do not have computer access, and we will reach out tomorrow as we navigate sharing resources. On Friday, we gave all students contact cards that identified people they could reach out to if they were struggling with wellness, that being said, please reach out if you or your children have any questions – we are here to help.
While Hub families have received information with regards to conferences, this is simply a gentle reminder to book conversations with your child's teachers. Hub family conferences are this coming Thursday, December 3 (1:00 – 4:30PM and 5:30 – 7:30PM) and Friday, Dec 4 (9:00AM – 3:00PM). Again, please reach out if you have questions.
We continue to be here to support you in whatever way possible, in the meantime, take good care.