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​​​​​Remote Learning​

​​​​​​​​If you are considering movement between the two learning models, please consider the following:

  • Due to many changes required at the school level and student wellness and achievement, we do not encourage families to go back and forth between Remote Learning and In-Person Learning.
  • ​Changing between learning models does have an impact on staffing, physical distancing and space allocation. Please be patient with us as we take the week of December 14 to place students in classrooms. Once you complete the survey, updated information (i.e who your teacher is) will not be immediate.

      
  • Similar to if your child were to change schools, the curriculum is not connected and taught in the same order at every school. The units of study will not necessarily match up so there may be gaps or overlap in a student's programming if they move between the two modes of learning.
     
  • French Immersion Programming is not offered in Remote Learning. All students will receive a minimum of one period of Core French per week of 40 minutes.

     Similar to many Boards in Ontario, ALCDSB is experiencing a shortage of qualified teachers. We are working hard to keep up with demand for more qualified teachers. Class sizes is a factor that our Board takes into consideration. 

  •  If your child transitions to a new learning model, they cannot switch back immediately. Future dates for transition will be announced in the coming months.

Other important information about Remote Learning (Elementary

  • ​ALCDSB opened a Virtual School for Remote Learning in September, 2020.
  • The school day begins at 9:00 a.m. 
  • There are opportunities for students to transition between In-Person Learning and Remote Learning. This must be done in consultation with your school principal. Please note this return may not be immediate and is depending on individual school scenarios. 
  • Educators for the virtual school will not be the same as students' home school teacher, but all educators are ALCDSB staff. 
  • The units of study will not necessarily match up with the In-Person Learning schools, so there may be gaps or overlap in a student's programming if they move between the two modes.
  • French Immersion cannot be provided in the virtual school. All students will receive a minimum of one 40 minute Core French class. 
  • ​Remote Learning will consist of a combination of synchronous (live) learning and asynchronous learning (not delivered in real time and may include activities such as watching pre-recorded videos, completing assigned tasks, independent work or contributing to online discussion boards. 


​Sample timetable for students in Grades 1- 8  Remote Learning: 

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Block 1 (90 minutes)​
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Body break (15 minutes)​
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Learning Block 2 (75 minutes)​
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (60 minutes) Students​
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Team time- Teachers​
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Learning Block 3 (60 minutes)​
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Body Break (15 minutes) ​
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Independent Work (45 minutes)​

Sample timetable for students in Kindergarten Remote Learning: 

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Learning Block 1 (90 minutes)
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Body Break Activities (15 minutes)
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Learning Block 2 (90 minutes)
12:15 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Lunch (50 minutes) Students
12:55 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Independent Work 


Remote Learning (Secondary)

  • ​​​Secondary students will participate in Remote Learning through their classroom teacher at their home school. Secondary students will not be part of the new virtual school.
  • As part of the Ministry of Education guidelines, Grade 9-12 students will receive a minimum of 225 minutes of synchronous learning.
  • For students who return to In-Person Learning, students must do this at the beginning of an Octomester and in consultation with their school principal.
  • The school day will be the same time frame as the student's In-Person school

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  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.