Health & Wellness in School
Scenario 3 - At-Home Learning
Our teachers and staff have learned a great deal this fall about supporting students online, and we are confident that our teachers will move successfully to online learning when required. It is important to recognize that at-home learning will look different from what your child may have experienced last spring.
On Tuesday Nov. 24, Premier Jason Kenney announced important new health measures for all kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the province.
Changes for Grade 7-12 Students
- Move to at-home learning starting Monday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Jan. 8 (except during winter break)
- In-person classes will resume starting Monday, Jan. 11, 2021
- There are no changes for Grade 7-12 students in CBE’s Hub online learning or CBe-learn
Changes for Grade K-6 Students (including Early Childhood Services)
- Continue in-person learning until winter break starting Friday, Dec. 18
- Move to at-home learning during the week of Jan. 4 to Jan. 8, 2021
- In-person classes will resume starting Monday, Jan. 11
- There are no changes for Grade 1-6 students in CBE’s Hub online learning or CBe-learn
- More information on this announcement is available on the government’s website.
Grade 7-12 At-Home Learning (Nov. 30 until Jan. 8)
From Nov. 30 to Dec. 18, and for the first week after the winter break, students and teachers will continue to follow their current timetable online, including any complementary courses. That means that students will be expected to log in at the usual time for the beginning of their classes. Attendance will be taken. Classes could include short lessons, group work sessions and responding to individual questions. Teachers will continue to assess your child’s learning while they are at home, and they may be recording parts of their lessons to support families that are sharing technology.
Kindergarten to Grade 6 At-Home Learning (Jan. 4 until Jan. 8)
More information will be provided to elementary school families about how their children will be supported learning online from your school before the winter break.
If you need technology for your child to learn at home, schools do have limited numbers of Chromebooks for students to borrow. Families will need to return these devices to schools once in-person classes resume. Please contact your school with any requests.
A parent support desk is also available for any families experiencing difficulties with the technology or learning platforms. More information can be found on our website.
We know that this transition may be difficult for some families. We want to assure you that we remain committed to your child’s well-being and to supporting their learning needs to the best of our ability. There is an extensive list of supports starting on page 18 of the province’s 2020-21 School Re-Entry Guide.
Your school will be providing additional and more specific information If you have any concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher.