Students in School District 67 (SD67) were set to return to school from spring break on Monday, but as in-classroom learning remains suspended due to COVID-19, students can expect to soon begin learning from home.
At-home learning will be in place until students can get back into the classrooms.
Come April 6, work will become available for students. At this point, the District will provide a Parent Learning Resources web link which will contain free digital learning tools parents and students may access.
School District 67 chair James Palanio said that in the next 48 hours parents can expect to receive guidelines on how to set up their kids to successfully learn in a home environment.
Come Monday, teachers will begin reaching out to each student to assess their needs, and figure out how they will structure their learning going forward; on paper or online.
“We recognize that each family is unique, and your child’s teacher will want to create a plan to deliver learning that will be as relevant and meaningful as possible while being conducted in a home environment,” said SD67 superintendent, Todd Manuel.
Palanio said services provided by the District in the future will include about an hour of learning and/or activities for students to do every day.
However, he said this is subject to change as teachers, parents, and students continue to adapt.
The school district is also simultaneously working to establish support for aboriginal students, as well as continuing to support their essential workers and their families.
“We’re trying to solidify some things here, and keep ourselves rolling along,” added Palanio. “I imagine there’s a lot of kids that are getting a little antsy.”
Manuel said teachers understand switching to learning at home, “cannot replace classroom instruction.”
“We are going to do our very best to keep connected with you, provide resources to keep your child engaged with their learning and provide you with the resources and supports you need to make this time as easy as possible.”
To learn more, visit the District’s website by clicking here.