Programming

Faith-based Education

As a Catholic school division, Religious Education and faith permeation are central to who we are. We seek to nurture your child’s faith through religious education, and through opportunities to participate in prayer (personal prayer and class/school celebrations and liturgies).

 

Face-to-face Education


In Scenario One, in-school classes resume with health measures in place. Just as in any school year, students will be assigned to their classes with a designated teacher(s). When possible, the teachers will move to the classrooms to limit the movement of students in the hallways.

If a student needs to stay home due to illness, their classroom teacher will provide work to support their learning. If the student is away for an extended period of time, there will be an option for the student to be supported online (i.e., scheduled Google Meets, email support).


Online Education

Students who learn online will be part of an online learning group with an assigned teacher from the Division. Online students will remain enrolled at the school where they registered for 2020-2021. If you have not yet registered your child, to get started, please follow one of the links below. Please note: A registration is not considered complete until reviewed and approved by the school Principal

Based on the recent survey results, principals have contacted those parents who provided contact information to enroll their child(ren) in online education. If you did not complete the survey but are interested in online learning, please contact your child(ren)’s school principal. Once your child is enrolled, you will have a teacher assigned who will then share information required for school start-up. The deadline to register for online classes was Aug. 28, 2020.

This learning format will include live online teacher instruction, directed activities, and assignments that students will complete independently. Teachers will focus on the core subject areas (English/French Language Arts, Math, Science, Social, Religion, Physical Education, and Health). Students who are also registered in Sports or Recreation Academies will continue in these programs which are more fully described in the section on Starting School. Options will be provided, when possible. The teacher will assess and report on student progress in these areas. The parents/legal guardians would need supervision of their children in their daytime environment (home, caregiver) but would not require that supervisor to teach their children.

If your child becomes ill and cannot attend face-to-face school, the classroom teacher will continue to maintain contact with your child unless the illness is lengthy. If the illness is longer than one-two weeks, you will have the option to register in online programming. If you are registered in online programming, the online teacher may offer face-to-face opportunities for the class to get together for a safe gathering. The health measures would be fully explained to you. You and your child would decide whether or not to take part in these opportunities.

Home Education

Some parents may confuse doing online education at home with home education. To clarify the difference, online education is provided by the Division, and home education is provided by the parent. Home Education is provided by the parent and governed by the Home Education Regulation. Our Division has prescribed requirements in our Home Education and Shared Responsibility AP 230. A parent may start a home education program at any time but needs approval from a supervising school authority.

International Education

Only international students already in Canada and who have pre-registered for the 2020–2021 school year will be accommodated. The province has indicated that after Canada lifts current travel restrictions and non-essential travel resumes, international education programs can resume. Any international students will need to follow quarantine requirements and any relevant public health orders.

Reporting and Notification Periods

Only international students already in Canada and who have pre-registered for the 2020–2021 school year will be accommodated. The province has indicated that after Canada lifts current travel restrictions and non-essential travel resumes, international education programs can resume. Any international students will need to follow quarantine requirements and any relevant public health orders.

> > > DOWNLOAD: Guideline for Notification Periods

 

Common Course Outlines and Online Materials


A group of 50 K-12 teachers met over the summer to identify essential outcomes to be used by online and face-to-face teachers for common course outlines across our Division. Therefore, students will be engaged in similar learning whether they are in online or in face-to-face contexts.

Also, this group of teachers prepared online lessons and materials for school start-up and will continue to meet throughout the year to further develop this repository of lesson materials. This is an opportunity for us to learn collaboratively and to share across face-to-face and online teaching contexts to support students who may have to switch between face-to-face and online education.

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