please see the most recent updates from Mr. Bold
Update for Families March 31 2020
We hope you are all well, happy and healthy. These are strange times indeed, but the weather is good and I hope you are taking advantage of fresh air and sunshine. We have been very busy at CEAP over the last few days and have had numerous conversations at the district and staff levels to ensure our kids are looked after. Here is what I have for you:
We are moving carefully through this time. Teachers and district staff are planning next steps. As we do so, it is important that we begin to draw a line between what should have been done BEFORE March 30 and what needs to be looked at AFTER March 30.
While we do this, here are some suggestions for the remainder of week:
Spend time with immediate family, read, check in with friends and relatives via video/audio technology etc. Get outside and enjoy fresh air, and sunshine.
For CEAP Elem students, they may continue to work on resources they were provided by CEAP staff in their resource packages.
For TIDES students work on previously assigned work that has either a)not yet been completed or b)not yet meeting expectations. This may include some Moodle course work.
For full time DL Students or cross enrolled DL students from KSS/BSS using MOODLE: Linear or full year students should now be through 70% of their coursework. Semester two students should now be through 35% of their coursework. Students should continue their coursework until that threshold is met. Once it is reached, please wait for further instructions which will be forthcoming.
Once this threshold is met, and you are awaiting further steps, try to establish a routine – create a daily schedule which provides some structure for the day - set aside for learning; pick an area of interest and do some inquiry on your own; read a book or online article, and then do 15 minutes of written reflection; build in some physical activity. Continue to learn about something you are interested in.
As soon as we can, teachers will let you know about next steps beyond previously assigned work and / or beyond the 35% or 70% course progress level.
New Registrations and course add requests
As you can imagine, with these unprecedented times, the entire education system is in flux. All schools need time to set up the correct supports for students, whether they be a DL school or a bricks and mortar. Like all schools, we have been asked to ensure our present population receives support during this uncertain time. Due to this provincially, DL schools such as CEAP have frozen all new registrations and requested course adds. Please do not ask CEAP or your homeschool to cross-enrol you in CEAP courses.
Student Entry to CEAP Secondary:
We will be allowing students to come to the school on Thursday April 2nd to pick up items they wish to retrieve. Students with last names starting with A-M, will be able to enter from 9:00 to 10:30 and students with last names starting with N-Z will be able to enter from 10:30 to 12:00. We will have very specific procedures in place to ensure cleanliness and social distancing procedures are adhered to.
Hard Copy Assignments for handing in:While working towards your 35% or 70% course progress point, you MAY have completed some learning guides in hardcopy (especially over Spring Break). Obviously from this point on you should minimize handing in hardcopy work by uploading assignments to Moodle course dropboxes. Should you have any hard copy assignments completed however, you MAY drop them off at CEAP Secondary in the drop box daily from 9:00 to 3:00. The box will be brought in daily and will sit for at least 2 days before being opened (in line with health precautions). The work will then be passed on to staff for marking. Please be patient with marking times due to this lag time.
The Ministry of Education is giving districts time to plan for what learning opportunities in the coming weeks will look like. More information about how we will be proceeding will be coming from teachers likely late this week or early next week.
Here is a link to the Ministry of Education’s FAQs that may answer many questions you may have: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/safe-caring-orderly/bc-ministry-of-education-questions-and-answers-continuity-of-learning-k-12-education_system.pdf
If you have questions/angst that you are unable to answer, please connect with principal Don Bold at the school level or to Keven Elder or Gillian Wilson at the SBO.
Message to all Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, Families:
Message to all Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, Families:
We hope you and your families are keeping as well as can be during these unprecedented times. We are in a time of change each day and wish to share with you what may happen next week as we know it today.
· Teachers will be connecting with families at some point during the week via email, telephone or other electronic means.
· Please know we are working on how to support students with their ongoing engagement of learning, including resources on how to talk to children about COVID-19. Please note this is not an expectation of a continuity of curriculum or instruction, but an engagement of learning.
· We will communicate information as we receive it from the Ministry under the direction of the Health Authorities. We will share information and update our website on a regular basis. An FAQ from the Ministry has now been posted to the District's website
As part of our planning we are trying to collect information as to how many families would need to have child care support for children who are too young to be at home alone during the school day and their parents/guardians are working in essential services. The school district needs to know how we can support the planning for this need.
Please reply to COVIDUpdates@sd69.bc.ca indicating the school your child currently attends and the type of child care support you would need so you would be able to continue with the essential work you are doing to support the community.
Thank you and take care,
SD69 Senior Leadership Team
Effective Monday, March 23rd all playground equipment at all SD69 sites will be closed to the public.
On behalf of our Board of Education and our entire staff, we wish you all be best as we do what we can to abide by the directions of the provincial health officer and our local health authority. These are difficult times and our hearts go out to all of you.
We provide opportunities for blended learning, which allows students the option to combine distance learning with optional school-based sessions, enrolment in high school school electives or attendance at community-based learning sessions.