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Move to Online Learning

May 5, 2021

Dear Parents and Students, 

As Premier Kenney announced Tuesday evening, all classes for grades K-12 are to be done at home from May 7th - May 25th.   As such, Thursday, May 6th will be the last day of in-school classes at BMC until Tuesday, May 25th.  Students are expected to engage in school online learning with the same structure and academic expectations that we had in place during our previous online classes.  Teachers will instruct on all of the outcomes of the course and students must complete this work to be eligible to pass their courses.  I want to emphasize that student marks may increase or decrease based on the student’s work completion and their assessment results.

It is expected that students will be active learners in their courses through Google Classroom.  Being structured and having a routine is essential for our students to be successful.   Teachers will be facilitating daily Google Meets for Quarter 4 BMC courses and attendance will be taken daily.  This will be done to ensure students are actively engaging in their courses.   Students will be required to be online during the daily regular time indicated by their respective teachers.

If you or your student have difficulties with accessing Google Classroom or joining Google Meets, please contact our office as soon as possible, as we will gladly provide any assistance needed.  

At this time, there is no reduction in services at the school level.  The only difference is in how these services will be delivered from May 7th to May 25th.   We plan to work with and support families however we are able.  If your students are in need of a Chromebook, the school does have a limited amount we can lend to students.  Parents should contact the office before Thursday if they need to borrow one of our Chromebooks.  

Staff will be working both at school and from home, as Premier Kenney encouraged Albertans to work from home where necessary in order to stop the spike.  Staff will be available during regularly scheduled instructional hours.

We recognize that this is not the ideal circumstance for our school community as students attempt to finish the school year.  Throughout this year, our students and staff have displayed an incredible amount of resilience and determination to make online learning work.  We are once again ready to embrace and work through the challenge before us.  We are all in this together and we look forward to having our students back in the school after the May long weekend.  

Sincerely,

Jon Meyers

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