G3 students and families,
We would like to start by saying thank you for your support today and patience as we prepare the learning resources and finalise/tweak lesson plans to accommodate for remote learning which commence in full tomorrow starting at 7:50am.
The program will run very similarly to when we went online in January. The full schedule will be entirely inline with the timetable of a typical day in school. Class timetables for G3A, B & C can all be found below for your reference. I would suggest printing a copy and having this visible in your child’s learning environment (this remains the same as last time).
A daily timetable will also be shared with all students, via Google Classroom at 7:50am each morning. This outlines the day’s tasks and also the times at which they will take place, again we are aiming to keep the remote learning as close to a nominal school day timetable as possible. Therefore, when the students would normally have PE, they will attend a remote learning PE class. Alongside the daily timetable, students will also see a video, from their homeroom teacher explaining what will be happening on that day. Please encourage your child to watch the video each morning and if they have any questions to bring those to the homeroom session from 7:50-8:10 each morning.
You can find an blank template below for your reference:
It is important that students are reminded that ALL specialist classes will commence with a Google Meet Video Call regardless of whether the class will be taught fully on video or partly synchronous and partly asynchronous. We will be reminding the students of this as we go. Therefore when it is time for a specialist class, students will enter the Google Classroom of that subject and click on the link at the top to join the Google Meet Video Call.
As always, the weekly planning will be posted on a Friday and next week’s planning can be found here. In addition, we will be sharing a ‘What you will need for next week’ which includes information about any resources that will be required for the following week’s lessons.
You can find the document for next week here:
We are well rehearsed in working remotely and felt the program ran smoothly the last time, we are hoping for the same outcome and hopefully we will be back on campus before we know it. If students are stuck at any time, we have reopened the G3 Padlet helpdesk which is monitored throughout the school day : https://padlet.com/jennifer_ja/ao2v3ayktvdzmqst
Students can also comment on Google Classroom Posts or email your homeroom teacher for specific questions:
For parents, we will be hosting a weekly parent meeting on a Wednesday @ 8:10am-8:50am, please feel free to join us at this time to ask any questions that you may have or share your experiences. You can find the zoom link on the email copy of this message, the link will remain the same for each week’s meeting (hopefully this will just be the two).
Helpful reminders for being successful in remote learning:
- Try and wake up at the same time everyday.
- School is from 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Have a healthy breakfast.
- Get ready for school – wear a school shirt.
- Have your materials ready, and your learning space clean and organized.
- Log into google classroom and Check the schedule for the day, post questions in the comments.
- Watch the morning video. Post question or comments.
- Join the G3 morning help desk (padlet) if you have questions about the learning activities for the day. (There will also be a daily homeroom Google Meet where you can ask any questions you may have for the day ahead).
A huge thank you again for all of your support and we look forward to working with you through this time.