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Remote Learning (January 5th – 14th, 2022)

Happy New Year!  We hope all has been well with you and your family during this holiday season.

Further to Rainbow District School Board’s communication of January 3rd, 2022, and as you are aware, the Government of Ontario has implemented province-wide restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.  As such, secondary schools will shift to teacher-led remote learning from at least January 5th to 14th, 2022 for all students.

At this time, please know that all Vikings will continue to use the D2L and/or Google platforms as part of this remote learning pivot.  During this current remote learning period:

  • students will be following their current timetables each day beginning on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022;
  • bell times (based on Grade 9-10 and Grade 11-12 coded classes) will remain the same;
  • the week of January 5th to 7th is a ‘Week 2’ with Period 3 and Period 4 on-week instruction occurring through Google Meets;
  • the week of January 10th to 14th is a ‘Week 1’ with Period 1 and Period 2 on-week instruction occurring through Google Meets;
  • students will be receiving synchronous instruction daily through a Google Meet (with the Google Meet code being provided to students by each of their subject teachers);
  • students are expected to be logged-into their Google Meets at the beginning of each period and are expected to remain engaged in their learning for the duration of their lesson;
  • each student will be expected to complete/participate in their online learning each day and are expected to complete any and all work that has been, or has previously been assigned;
  • staff will continue to provide ongoing assessment of student learning, within each of their courses, based on their curriculum and course content delivery;
  • further information regarding culminating activities and examination preparations will be forthcoming. Students should be continuing to prepare for their final course 30% evaluation(s);
  • attendance for classes will be taken each period through a Google Meet Attendance Report;
  • Further to our email to the Viking Community on Monday, January 3rd, 2022, should a student have accessibility issues with respect to technology and internet services, we are asking that families complete the following survey as soon as possible: https://forms.gle/78tCwQfU1Gz6qBbW8.  Over the next several days, the school will be reaching out to parents/guardians for distribution and pick-up of technology;
  • continued instructions will be provided to our Viking students with respect to expectations within the virtual learning environment.

Rainbow District School Board continues to encourage all parents/guardians to visit rainbowschools.ca often, as learning resources are being updated. Therein, Rainbow District School Board also has posted links to information on mental health and COVID-19.  The health and safety of students and staff is our first and foremost priority.

As always, thank you for your patience as we continue on this learning journey together.

Lockerby Remote Learning Information (January 2022)