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Stage 2 School Start Up - Communication Aug 28th

​Start Up Communication.pdfFAQ.pdf

Dear Heritage Park Families,

Thank-you for your continued consideration and patience as we work to develop our restart plan for the 2020/2021 school year.  We understand you have many Health and Safety (H&S) related questions and want to assure you we are working hard to ensure all H&S protocols outlined by the Provincial Health Authority (PHA) will be in place to provide a safe learning environment for your child’s return to full-time in-class instruction.  

Part of this work involves significant changes to building access, movement flow, and scheduling.  We have altered our timetable to meet requirements outlined by the Ministry of Education (MOE), and will be continuing to work over the next week or so to finalize the details of our HPMS plan.   Please review the information below for information about the structure of the 2020/2021 school year at Heritage this year.

School Day

The school day at Heritage Park will run 8:55 am-2:56 pm every day except Wednesdays.  On Wednesday students will be dismissed at 10:58 am.

Quadmesters aka β€œQuads”

The academic year will be a quarterly rotation model in which students take two classes at a time for a 9ish-week period. There will be four quarters for the year and students will complete eight courses for the year. Classes will be approximately 2.5 hours long with in-class breaks.

 

Quarterly

Rotation

 

Quad 1

September 8th β€“ November 13th

Class 1: Block A

Class 2:  Block B

Quad 2

November 16th β€“January 28th

Class 1: Block C

Class 2:  Block D

Quad 3

February 1st β€“ April 23rd     

Class 1: Block E

Class 2:  Block F

Quad 4

April 26th β€“ June 29th

Class 1: Block G

Class 2:  Block H

 

Block Rotation

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

Class 1

Class 2

Class 1

Class 2

Class 1

Class 2

Class 1

x

Class 1

Class 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Class 2

Class 1

Class 2

Class 1

Class 2

Class 1

Class 2

x

Class 2

Class 1

 

Learning Groups/Cohorts

Students will be assigned to cohorts of 60 students or less.  Cohorts are a requirement from the PHA to reduce the potential of Covid-19 transmission and to aid in contact tracing.

General

  • Timetables- Student schedules will be available during the week of Sept 8th
  • Lockers- Lockers will not be in use (fees will be refunded if they were paid)
  • Masks- Masks will be required in shared spaces where physical distancing is not possible between students from different learning cohorts, i.e. hallways, washrooms, etc.  Two reusable masks will be provided by the School District to each student
  • School Supplies- Our list can be found here: https://hpms.mpsd.ca/Documents/School%20Supply%20List.pdf

First Day of School aka β€œOrientation Day”

There will be no students at school on Tuesday, September 8th or Wednesday, September 9th.  These two days will be used for site-based planning and Health and Safety orientation for HPMS Staff.

Grade 7 students only will attend Thursday, September 10th  from 8:55 am- 2:56 pm.  Grade 8 & 9 students will attend Friday, September 11th  from 8:55 am- 2:56 pm. 

There will be further details about what this orientation and transition morning will look like over the next week or so.

Information Still to Come

FAQs

  • Please see the attachment for some further information about frequently asked questions

 

Again, we appreciate your patience as we work to ensure a safe and successful September return to school.   In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!


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Stage 3 - Teacher/Counsellor Schedules - Starting June 1st

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christina.kennedy@mpsd.ca5/26/2020 12:18 PMAttachment5/26/2020
RAISING RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL LEARNERS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

On MAY 26, 2020, you are invited to attend a COMPLIMENTARY Remote Parent Session providing valuable resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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www.saferschoolstogether.com

We are proud to be partnering with the Ministry of Education to bring this fantastic opportunity to BC Parents of school-aged children!

On MAY 26, 2020, you are invited to attend a COMPLIMENTARY Remote Parent Session providing valuable resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

"RAISING RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL LEARNERS IN THE AGE OF COVID-19" 

Tuesday, May 26 2020 from:
12:00pm - 2:00pm PST OR
3:00pm - 5:00pm PST

This Parent Presentation will focus on increasing your understanding and awareness of safety in the remote learning world. Being social is such an important part of your child's growth and that has become much more difficult with 'shelter in place' orders in affect. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying (and more commonly – cyberexclusion), the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites, and you need to be there to provide support and guidance during this critical period. Finally, to better equip you for your digital parenting strategy, a snapshot of the current video conferencing platforms, trends and concerning apps will be provided.

This session is being offered at 2 different times on May 26, 2020. 
Please visit the following link to register for whichever session works best for you:

12:00pm - 2:00pm:
https://event-wizard.com/RaisingResponsibleDigitalLearnersMay2612pm/0/register/   

3:00pm - 5:00pm:
https://event-wizard.com/RaisingResponsibleDigitalLearnersMay263pm/0/register/   

 

 


aleksandra.crescenzo@mpsd.ca5/22/2020 3:54 PM5/22/2020