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This Program will allow for a transition period for families who are choosing to have their child stay home for a variety of reasons and are not ready for school full time starting September 10th, 2020.  The Transition Learning Program will include the following general guidelines:

  1. Remote learning will focus on core academics.
  2. Students will need to choose between transition learning support and in-class instruction.  Students are not able to participate in both programs simultaneously.
  3. French Immersion support will be provided.
  4. Teachers will be assigned from the district not the home school.
  5. Students will be required to work independently and/or with adult support in the home. All interactions with district staff will be through computer.
  6. Students will be required to provide their own laptop or tablet.   If this is not possible, please contact your student’s school to determine if one may be available.
  7. Teachers will be available at limited, scheduled times throughout the week to provide instruction and support.  Exact times and schedules will be determined once student groups are created and teachers have been assigned.
  8. Where possible, students will be put into groups with same/similar aged peers to allow for peer interaction.
  9. Students will be able to transition to in-class learning in their home school, Distributed Learning, or Homeschooling at any time during the transition period. Parents will need to consult their school’s Principal to plan for the child’s transition.
  10. Transition learning supports are scheduled to continue until Friday, November 6th, 2020. Parents will need to decide as of this date which educational option they are selecting: in-class learning; Distributed Learning (Island Connect Ed.); or, Homeschooling.

Elementary:

  1. Students continue to be registered at their home school.
  2. Learning opportunities provided in the areas of literacy, numeracy and core competencies.
  3. Students will be required to provide their own laptop, Chromebook or tablet. If a device is needed, the school will provide one, if one is available.
  4. Teacher/student interactions will be electronic.
  5. Where possible, students will be put into groups with same/similar aged peers.
  6. Teachers will be assigned from the district and not the home school.
  7. Online formats present challenges for some services (e.g., EA support, speech-language therapy, and formal observation/assessment from a School Psychologist) which may limit our capacity to offer these services. We will meet student needs as best we can.

Secondary (Grade 8 and 9 only):

  1. Students continue to be registered at their home school.
  2. Learning opportunities provided in English, Math, and core competencies.
  3. No elective courses will be offered.
  4. Teacher/student interactions will be electronic.
  5. When possible students will be connected with peers taking similar courses.
  6. Teachers will be assigned from the district and not the home school.
  7. Online formats present challenges for some services (e.g., EA support, speech-language therapy, and formal observation/assessment from a School Psychologist) which may limit our capacity to offer these services. We will meet student needs as best we can.

We expect the transition learning support to begin sometime during the week of September 21, 2020.