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Weekly Update April 6th to 10th

Christ our God, your love is poured out in death for our sake. Hold us in your embrace as we wait for Easter’s dawn. Comfort us with the promise that no power on earth, not even death itself, can separate us from your love; and strengthen us to wait until you are revealed to us in all your risen glory. Amen.

Distance Learning — April 6th:

As we have been communicating over the last number of days, we will begin our distance learning on the various online learning platforms tomorrow (if you have not heard from your child’s teacher, please check you junk mail/clutter folders in your email). Please use this time to familiarize yourself with the online learning platforms, tools, and to explore the options.  As we initiate this new form of learning, our goal is to help our community and staff feel connected and supported.  Our teaching staff has been working to set up their chosen learning platform and are slowly posting lessons, materials and work for our students. Our goal is not to overwhelm anyone at this time.  We recognize that you are managing work demands, while looking after family members and the learning of multiple children in your home. We as staff members find ourselves in the same difficult situation. We expect that in the first week or so, we will experience glitches, oversights and some frustration. We completely understand that some will need more time to adjust to this new form of learning. Likewise, we ask for your patience and understanding.  If you need help or support, please do not hesitate to contact us or the classroom teacher(s).  

As part of this plan for online learning, the Ministry has outlined the minimum expectations for student work-time in a given week based on learning materials and work assigned by your child’s teacher. The teachers will plan for the following guidelines:
• Kindergarten to grade 3: 5 hours of work per student per week, with a focus on literacy and math (other subjects integrated as appropriate);
• Grades 4-6: 5 hours of work per week, with a focus on literacy, math,
science, and social studies (other subjects integrated as appropriate);
• Grades 7-8: 10 hours of work per week, with a focus on math, literacy, science and social studies

Teachers will be interacting intermittently with students in their learning/teaching platform and will also be available to answer parent questions by email or other established modes of communication. We kindly ask that you allow a reasonable amount of time for responses, especially as we adjust over the next few weeks. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Walking the Path of Faith, Learning and Respect Together,

Mrs. M. Pitt and Mr. N. Laratta

Laratta, NickWeekly Update April 6th to 10th