Continuity of Learning – What does that mean?

Dear Parents and Guardians

I wanted to write this letter to let you know that the Staff at St’a7mes have been thinking of you and the kids since the announcement came out last week that all in class instruction was to be suspended until further notice.  We know this is a difficult and stressful time for all of us especially the kids so we wanted you to know that we are here to help and support our community and families.  We will get through this together. 

Since this is an unprecedented event, we have been busy planning what the continuation of learning will look like for our students. While the learning experience will not be the same or a perfect replacement, the staff will find ways to engage and encourage learning throughout this period.  Please tell your kids that they will get a grade for this year and will continue on to the next grade level. 

If you have a child that is on track to graduate then they will also be eligible to graduate.  We know Grade 12 students are very concerned about their grades and graduation.  The schools and district are making this the highest priority.  The staff will be available to help and support the students in any way they can. 

Again, since we are taking direction from the Public Medical Health Officers and the Ministry of Education, the answers to some of your questions may not be available until we are further into our planning stages.  We are going to explore pick up and drop off options, support for our IEP students and those working on a support program as well as our K-12 students with an online learning environment.  Please be patient as the staff and District look into the best options for all our students. 

Say hello to your (our) kids and tell them we miss them already!!  For further updates you can also see our website:  www.seatoskylearningconnections.com 

Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning. 

Colleen DeVeyrac – Acting Principal St’a7mes School – Learning Connections