November 25, 2020
Dear ASD-S Families,
Schools are currently open and unless you have been advised by Public Health or your primary care giver that your child must self-isolate, we encourage you to send your child to school. We have enhanced safety measures in place and learning is continuing face to face. Children and young people look to adults to guide them on how to react to worrying and stressful events. Families are encouraged to talk to their children about their anxieties and remind them to treat one another with kindness and respect, in person and on social media.
We recognize that some of you may not feel comfortable sending your child to school during the Orange phase. At this time, however, teachers at K-8 will not be providing home learning materials or meeting on Teams with students who remain at home. Those who have been informed by Public Health that they must self-isolate will receive learning materials and instruction from their teachers.
At high school, teachers are continuing to post learning materials on Teams, however, we encourage students to attend classes in person on their designated days to receive direct instruction from their teachers.
For those of you who have chosen to keep your child home at this time, we are making available the Home Learning site, which was developed this past spring during the provincial school closure. This site provides families with activities and ideas to support learning at home. We encourage you to also check with your child’s school as teachers may be posting homework and assignments on their Teams site if they are currently using it for this purpose.
Thank you for supporting your children and our educators as we work together to ensure our students continue to receive a safe and quality education.