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Principal's Message

Online Learning

We have done it before and we will do it again... together! It was a hard good-bye this afternoon and we hope that students felt how much they are cared for and how much we will miss them for the next few weeks.

We have shared with them that it is 20 teaching days and we will stay connected.

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Attendance

Please be mindful that we will continue doing attendance each period. If you know your child will not be able to make their google meets please call the office so that we can mark them as excused.

Brightspace platform

All staff and students will be using the Brightspace online platform. Students will require a digital device with a camera and should have received instructions from teachers on how to log on and navigate the learning platform.

Brightspace Support Videos

Please see the links below for both student and parent guides.

Student Brightspace page:

https://eips.brightspace.com/

Username: Use the EIPS student email address

Password: Use the EIPS student password

If a student needs help with a password reset, contact the school for assistance.

Watch this video to learn how to navigate the Brightspace environment

Parent/Guardian Brightspace page: This is GREAT information to help your children.

https://eips.brightspace.com/d2l/local

Brightspace Parent/Guardian guide Click here

The Division will be hosting a Brightspace for Parents Information Session next week.
Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
Parents will join via Microsoft Teams

Digital Device

If you require a digital device the school has some student Chromebooks available please contact the front office. There will be a $100 deposit placed on your Powerschool Parent Portal Account that will be removed once the Chromebook is returned in the same condition.

Schedule

Students will be following their current timetable (on Powerschool) and bell schedule. We will have our normal lunch break and then the student will be online for their afternoon classes. Classes begin at 8:35 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. after lunch.

Meet links will be posted on your Brightspace course page. The purpose of the Meet is to provide meaningful instruction to all students in the class related to the material or lesson for the day.

Expectations

We expect our students to be fully engaged in their learning just like in the physical classroom. All cameras will be on, so the teacher can see and interact with their students during the lesson. All assignments are to be completed and submitted through the Brightspace classroom.

Etiquette and expectations for online meets is as follows:

    1. Leave your camera on, mute your microphone when not answering a question, use the Raise your hand feature?
    2. Do not share the meeting code with any other students.
    3. Inappropriate side conversations /comments will result in omission from the meet and possible further disciplinary action.
    4. Attendance will be taken for each block.
    5. Be safe. Be respectful. Be your best.
    6. Be aware of your environment while on camera

Student and family support

The administration and our school counselor will continue to work with students and families, sharing mental health resources and information. A list of Mental Health Resources for Families is available on the Division website.

Jessica Smith

Principal

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