Dear Parents –
Thank you for your patience as we solidified our Distance Learning Middle School program. We are launching this tomorrow, Wednesday 18th.
The attached PDF slides are from each class teacher regarding their CURRENT classes for Block 4. For the next 3 days, we will be following a modified schedule with the sole purpose of getting MS students online; this will look like interacting with the different platforms, trouble-shooting, managing time and schedules, working from home, and advocating for their own needs.
Please scroll through the classes – remember, this is a trial 3 days. this is NOT Block 5. We will update you about Block 5 closer to the time.
On each slide you will see:
a “Google Meets” allocated time for your child join a meeting with thier class teacher and peers in a mini-lesson (they will be invited to this Meet via email and all they do is click the link and join the meeting)
A daily ‘online’ subject area time-slot (where each department will be online to help students via email or in another platform)
3 daily tasks – each will be posted daily on their Google Classroom and explained in more detail.
How parents can support with resources or time
Please have a look through these classes to get an understanding of what is happening for the next 3 days.
Please sit with your child and check their Google Classrooms/emails/Google Calendar
Please look at your child’s emails with them and find the Invitation to Google Meets – it’s a very easy platform to use, and will be the way in which we meet ‘live’ with students. They may need some help getting started.
Please know there will be many questions. It will be messy. Please have patience and be kind to yourself and others. I will send a survey each afternoon for questions/concerns and will answer this each subsequent morning.
I hope you are all calm, safe, and supported.