As this very peculiar school year wraps up, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how much I enjoyed a year of learning adventures with your children, and how much I appreciate all the support and involvement of the parents. What a great community we have in our program! After today, the school will be closed and all staff away until Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.
On September 8th, the mainstream school students convene at 9:00 a.m. for a whole-school assembly in the gym to find out their classroom placements. Home Learners do not attend that day. As soon as practically possible on the 9th and 10th, I will be contacting all registered student’s families to book or confirm their Student Learning Plan Meetings. These are very busy days and I will contact everyone as soon as I possibly can. The Home Learners’ classroom is closed on the 8th, as all staff have meetings immediately following the classroom placement assembly, for the remainder of the day. It is important to understand that everyone must attend a Student Learning Plan meeting and their child must complete an Activation Assignment before they are fully registered in the program. That is a Ministry of Education requirement.
As with the rest of the distributed learning world, for Home Learners’, the first weeks of September consist mainly of planning, preparing, and completing individual Student Learning Plans with the teacher, working on and completing each student’s Activation Assignment, and starting (or continuing) their home learning.
Starting immediately, please click onto the calendar page for September to view available dates and times to book for Student Learning Plan meetings in September. Please email me with your 1st and 2nd choice of Student Learning Plan meeting dates and times. I will book people into meeting times on a first-come, first-served basis. Although I will not be accessing my VSB email over the summer, your email will be saved and read upon my return in September. For newly registered families who do not have my email, I will contact you during the first week of the school year. For Waitlist families, I will also contact you if and when I am able to provide you a placement. Otherwise, I am not able to contact people regarding “where they are on the list.”
I will do my best to book people into their requested meeting times on a first come, first served basis, and will email you confirmation on, or shortly after September 9th.
In the event we are dealing with covid closures or restricted returns in September, we will still be meeting for our Student Learning Plans, which in that case will be virtual meetings rather than face to face here at school. We will cross that bridge when we come to it. I have no information regarding plans for opening in the event of a second wave or spike, so if in doubt, don’t worry, and wait to hear from me in September. :-). I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting our new students and families!
Have a fabulous summer everyone!