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THE START OF ONLINE LEARNING

The first class of online learning will begin Monday, September 7th. The day will begin at 8:30am and end at 3:00pm. We will continue with online learning until Monday, September 14th.

 

If the Ministry does not make any new announcements, we will start in person learning at the school on Tuesday, September 15th as per the original “Return to School” email sent on August 13th.

All students will attend Sunday, September 27th, provided that there are no new announcements from the Ministry and there are no concerns or violations of school expectations for safety.

Please note online learning schedules may differ from schedules found on Engage. Schedules for JK to Grade 12 online learning can be found below.

 

THE START OF ONLINE LEARNING

The first class of online learning will begin Monday, September 7th. The day will begin at 8:30am and end at 3:00pm. We will continue with online learning until Monday, September 14th.

If the Ministry does not make any new announcements, we will start in person learning at the school on Tuesday, September 15th as per the original “Return to School” email sent on August 13th.

All students will attend Sunday, September 27th, provided that there are no new announcements from the Ministry and there are no concerns or violations of school expectations for safety.

Please note online learning schedules may differ from schedules found on Engage. Schedules for JK to Grade 12 online learning can be found below.

JK to Grade 6

In JK to Grade 6 all students must check in and check out with their homeroom teacher at the start and the end of the day. Check in will be at 8:30am and will involve an overview of what is expected and the schedule for the day. Anyone missing the check-in will be marked absent for the day. The checkout will be at 2:45pm each day. If the student does not check out with the teacher then will be marked absent for the day.

Please note that the Grade groups will send out more information on the online lessons as some smaller group times and one to one sessions will be added. It is important to remember that the younger the students the more assistance they will require at home. Students must sign in at the start time of the scheduled period for their specialty teacher (Art, Music, PE, French, Arabic, Religion, Egyptian Social Studies) as per the schedules below.

Online Lesson Schedules JK to Grade 6:

JK

SK

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7 to 12

The students will be required to check in at the start of their period and check out at the end of their period. Students that do not do this will be marked absent for the period. All deadlines are to be met for assignments or marks will be deducted as per our late policy found in the parent handbook. The schedule for Grade 7 – 12 students follows their timetable on Engage. Please note that Grades 8, 10 and 12 will follow the follow the times as seen in previous years but Grades 7, 9 and 11 will follow a different set of times. This will be carried over to when the students attend the school, allowing us to maintain bubbles for age groups. Also, note students are required to check in and check out at the start and end of every period, however, it is expected in the secondary that some periods will have instruction for part of the period and some periods will be dedicated work periods.

Online Lesson Schedules Grade 7 to 12:

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

GENERAL INFORMATION

In a regular classroom, teachers do not talk, lecture or teach the entire period. There is instruction time, and activity time. Students are expected to sign on at the start of the lesson for instruction and then complete the activity or work. At the completion of the work they are expected to upload it to MS teams for assessment by the teacher. For Grade 7 to 12 students they are to check out with their teacher at the end of the work period.

Please note with MS Teams the students can call or message the teachers at any point like “What’s app” or a phone call if they are working on an assignment. Think of calling in or messaging like raising your hand to ask a question.

Further details for grades or subjects will be provided by teachers on the Orientation Video and/or in follow-up letters.

FINAL WORDS

We appreciate the flexibility of parents in these difficult times. As you can see, we have made many changes and adjustments to our online learning setup from last year. We feel it is very important to keep the times of instruction and questions within the 8:30am to 3:00pm timetable. The MS Teams platform along with the check in and check out aims to keep students on track with this. We want to remind you that all students and parents (for our younger students) can message or call in to their teacher through MS Teams which is like raising hands in the classroom if you have any questions during the lesson or the day. We at Heritage, do believe that it is very likely we will have to go through many stages this year, where we teach online and then are back at school, making it important to stay on the same school schedule. This will mean less adapting with the two formats.

A reminder that the various grades and subjects will send out letters and/or videos to their students with more details for online teaching, as well as guidelines and precautions for when we return to the school.

 

Sincerely,

 

Heritage International School