The Calgary Board of Education said Friday that students and parents can expect to get more information next week about how students will be set up to keep learning during the coronavirus-related class cancellations.
According to a notice from the chief superintendent of schools Christopher Usih, families will start hearing from their school principals and childrens’ teachers next week with details on their plans for continuing teaching the curriculum.
“In the coming weeks, learning will look very different for all our students. We recognize that learning at home presents many challenges for our families,” Usih said.
“We do not expect parents to deliver the same learning that students receive at school, but to do whatever they can to encourage and support learning for their children while classes are cancelled.”
Teachers will be contacting parents to get an idea of what each child’s access to technology is at home, including computers and internet.
“Your school is also making a plan to address the needs of students without these resources and to determine how to support students with paper packages or technology loans,” Usih said.
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The board said teachers will also be getting in touch to let parents and guardians know how they’ll be delivering course material and how to reach out to them if students have questions.
Families can also expect to have a better idea of what teachers expect in terms of assignments, how to submit finished work and any resources and supports that children might need while learning at home.
“They’ll also ask you how you and your family are doing and encourage you to connect with wellness supports and resources available within and beyond the CBE.”
Kindergarten to Grade 9
Kindergarten to Grade 9 students will access their schooling through a number of different platforms, the board said, which will be determined and communicated by each teacher by next week.
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