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Elementary Virtual School Family Newsletter

Elementary VS Family Newsletter - March 2020

Newsletter Translations - March 2021:
Bengali PDF - Bengali Word
Gujarati PDF - Gujarati Word
Hindi PDF - Hindi Word
Punjabi PDF - Punjabi Word
Tamil PDF - Tamil Word

Elementary VS Family Newsletter - February 2021 

Newsletter Translations - February 2021:
Bengali PDF - Bengali Word
Gujarati PDF - Gujarati Word
Hindi PDF - Hindi Word
Punjabi PDF - Punjabi Word
Tamil PDF - Tamil Word
Urdu PDF - Urdu Word

Elementary VS Family Newsletter - January 2021

Newsletter Translations - January 2021:
Bengali PDF - Bengali Word
Gujarati PDF - Gujarati Word
Hindi PDF - Hindi Word
Punjabi PDF - Punjabi Word
Tamil PDF - Tamil Word
Urdu PDF - Urdu Word

Elementary VS Family Newsletter - December 2020

Elementary VS Family Newsletter - November 2020
 



Parent/Caregiver and Community Volunteer Process 

We have a wealth of expertise and resources among our family community. Several parents/guardians have shown an interest in supporting Virtual School classrooms. As with volunteering at in-person school, a "cleared" police check must be provided by volunteers prior to working with students. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form:

Parents/Caregivers and Community Volunteers

This form asks you to provide the Learning Centre, class code for your child and the teacher’s name. If you do not have this information, please ask your child’s teacher.

This form will include a question asking for confirmation and providing information regarding having a valid Police Reference Check. If you have any questions about the application you will need to contact the Police Reference Check (PRC) office at 416-393-0759 or email   PoliceReferenceCheckOffice@tdsb.on.ca.

If you require financial assistance to offset the cost for the PRC ($20), please speak to your in-person school principal to subsidize the cost. Alternatively, you can contact the Parent and Community Engagement Office at 416-397-3529.

If you have any questions, please connect with the Principal for your Learning Centre.
 


Virtual School Updates 


Code of Conduct

Virtual learning is a new experience for students, teachers and parents/guardians in response to COVID-19. While virtual learning is taking place at home, the same responsibilities and expectations of students and parents/guardians apply as they do for in-person learning. This includes existing board policies and procedures such as the TDSB Online Code of Conduct.

Outlined within the TDSB Virtual Schools Code of Conduct are guidelines and expectations for schools/educators, students and parents/guardians as well as information regarding privacy issues and expectations related to online learning.  


Daily Synchronous Learning Requirement

Students take part in synchronous (live) learning throughout the day with maximum class sizes and synchronous (live) learning times (outlined below). The synchronous learning time requirements align with the Ministry of Education’s guidelines for virtual learning

Grade 

Maximum
Class Size

Daily Minimum Synchronous
Learning Time Requirement*

JK/SK

29

180 minutes

Grades 1-3

20

225 minutes

Grades 4-8

35

225 minutes

*This is in addition to asynchronous (independent work) learning time.

 

 

Structure of Day

  • Elementary Virtual School begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. each day. Lunch is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Students will be assigned to an online Homeroom with a Homeroom Teacher who will also be online.
  • Daily attendance will be taken.
  • Students will have 300 minutes of learning opportunities (synchronous and asynchronous) each day.
  • Large Group Instruction will be scheduled for 40-50% of the day, depending on grade level.
  • Guided instruction (small group), synchronous (live), “Check & Connect” (small group or individual) will also be part of the learning process.
  • Independent work will be made available in Brightspace.
  • The online Homeroom Teacher, DECE for Kindergarten where applicable, and prep subject teachers will deliver the grade-appropriate Ontario curriculum.

 

Exemptions

Learn more about requesting to be exempted from the minimum requirements of synchronous learning.

Expectations for Synchronous Learning by Grade

 

Synchronous Learning 

Kindergarten

Grades

1-3

Grades

4-6

Grades

7-8

Whole Group Instruction

5-6 sessions per day for short periods of time

4 sessions per day

4 sessions per day

4 sessions per day

Guided Instruction and Independent Work (Teacher oversees work and is available for questions)

2 sessions per day

2 sessions per day

3 sessions per day

3 sessions per day

Synchronous (live virtual) Check & Connect

2 sessions per day

2 sessions per day

1 sessions per day

1 sessions per day

Time in Minutes

180

225

225

225  

 

 



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