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March 25, 2021

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As was announced late Friday March 19, all schools in the Regina Catholic School Division will move to online learning effective Monday, March 29th and will run until Thursday, April 1st.  Face-to-face learning will continue until the end of this week March 25; any students who are absent between Monday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 25th are invited to follow the concepts covered in class as communicated by teachers through their regular Seesaw or email messages.   As was the case in December, the staff at École St. Angela Merici are committed to continuing to provide engaging learning opportunities for our students even if we are connecting with them remotely.  

At École St. Angela Merici we will be scheduling staggered morning and afternoon lesson times:

•          Kindergarten to Grade 2 students will meet with their teachers from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and from 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
•          Grades 3 to 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
•          Grades 6 to 8 from 11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.  and 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

We are staggering the lesson times to allow for families who have multiple children sharing devices, and we realize that not all students will be able to log on at their class’ assigned lesson time.  You will receive more information from your child’s classroom teacher as to what tasks and assignments need to be completed.

During this week of online learning participation is mandatory as teachers will be covering curriculum content; this is not supplemental, optional learning.  Some teachers may offer recorded lessons for those students that can’t log on for their scheduled lesson, and all teachers will provide the lesson materials and activities required for independent work.  Teachers will also be accessing their prep time as it falls in their schedule and will communicate with you as to when they will not be available.  

Staff will be working in the building from 8:45 a.m.  to 3:45 p.m. and the office will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If your child will not be participating in online learning due to illness or other circumstance, please call the office to report their absence as per usual practice.  

Teachers will be taking attendance each day; however “attendance” will be determined a little differently; as long are students are participating and engaging in some way in online learning (joining live lessons, submitting work, completing Seesaw activities, emailing the teacher, etc.) they will be considered “present.” 

Any families who do not have access to a device may request to borrow one from the school; please contact Mme Wahl at m.wahl@rcsd.ca to submit a request.  Pick-up of these devices will be on Thursday, March 25th.