Officially, the 2019-20 school year resumed on April 6th after a 3 week hiatus, ordered by the Ministry of Education as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first week staff and students figured out how to manage teaching and learning in this unprecedented on-line environment.
Individually, there have been trials and errors; failures and successes - everyone is learning daily. However, there is a constant variable...this is ultimately a team effort. Everyone is in this together.
And there have been numerous examples of this sense of community since Learning at Home began. Sharing, using the Edsby platform or public social media, pictures (Malden Central PS, right Forest Glade PS, far right), videos (posted below), stories and positive affirmations has been regular, intimate and genuine.
Westview Freedom Academy Video
Queen Victoria Public School Video
Tecumseh Vista Academy Video
Vincent Massey Secondary School Video
Belle River District High School
As well, in an effort to bring some familiarity to each day, the Principal and Vice-principal of A.V. Graham PS have been taking turns doing morning announcements, including the national anthem which they post on Twitter (@AVG_Griffins) each morning.