WEEKLY UPDATE

May 25 to May 29, 2020

St. Augustine School June 1

 Restart Plan Update

 

Thank you for filling in the Parent Survey by the Friday deadline last week.  For our school's June 1 restart, we will have 126 students returning spread out over the week.  Of these students, 33 are children of Essential Service Workers.   These 126 students will be divided into two groups:  Group A and  Group B.  Here are some specifics:

  • Group A

    • children whose family names begin with A to L

    • will attend school Mondays and Tuesday only

  • Group B  

    • children whose family names begin with M to Z

    • will attend school Thursdays and Fridays only

  • Wednesdays will remain remote learning from home for both Group A and B students, except children of Essential Service Workers who require it

  • The school day will be from 8:30 to 3:00 for all students

  • Only children of Essential Service Workers will be attending school more than two days, as required

  • Other details to be finalized, emailed to you, and posted on the school website by Monday, May 25 will include:

    • Staggered Drop-off Schedule

    • Staggered Pick-up Schedule

    • A link to Frequently Asked Questions

    • Final WorksafeBC COVID-19 School Safety Plan

N.B.  As this situation is moving and changing rapidly, the information contained above is current as of May 24, 2020 but may be subject to change pending new information. 

MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE

  • FRIDAY, MAY 8

    • VIRTUAL THEME DAY - SCHOOL COLOURS DAY

  • SUNDAY, MAY 10

    • HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!​

  • MONDAY, MAY 11

    • VIRTUAL THEME DAY - SUPER HERO DAY

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

    • 9:30AM SCHOOL MASS

    • UNIFORM DAY

  • FRIDAY, MAY 15

    • VIRTUAL THEME DAY - SCHOOL COLOURS DAY

  • MONDAY, MAY 18

    • NO SCHOOL - VICTORIA DAY​

  • MONDAY, MAY 25

    • PRO-D (NO SCHOOL)​

  • TUESDAY, MAY 26

    • NO SCHOOL - PLANNING DAY

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

    • FEAST OF ST. AUGUSTINE​

  • SUNDAY, MAY 31

    • PENTECOST​

NO SCHOOL

MONDAY, MAY 25 - PRO-D

TUESDAY, MAY 26 - PLANNING DAY

PARENT RESOURCES

Our complete Parent Resources link is available on the school website as part of our Communication Hub.

REFERENCES

Below are new documents recently made available on the Ministry of Education website regarding the K-12 Education Restart Plan include:

UNIFORM ONLINE

NEAT Uniforms has moved online during this time of pandemic. 

Please, read their LETTER TO PARENTS and have a look at their E-POSTER.  The online Focus Week for St. Augustine School is June 2 to June 7.  Parents must now place their order online following the instructions in the parent letter. 

OUTDOOR

EDUCATION 

In our efforts to keep all the wonderful things we would typically be doing at this time of year, our teachers worked to have Outdoor Education themes embedded in their plans last week.  Wonderful work, everyone!  Here is a video of the Intermediate Virtual

Outdoor Education 2020!

BROADWAY SUBWAY UPDATE

Since January 2020, the St. Augustine Broadway Subway Project Advisory Committee has met with the BSP team, the City of Vancouver, Translink, VPD, and Transit Police on several occasions to discuss how to best mitigate the impact of the proposed station and bus loop.   We will provide another update soon.

REMOTE LEARNING UPDATE
 

ESSENTIAL!  Parents, please, ensure you start each week by reviewing your class' Weekly Overview on the school website HUB.  The content is not only different each week, but there may be some exceptional ZOOM links and other information that your teacher has set up  and indicated for specific to the week.  

HAVE A LOOK!  Please, visit our school website for a new Learning Commons and Literacy Resources link created by Mrs. Moffat.  PHE, Music, and French also have LIVE learning blocks now.   Be sure to look at their Weekly Overviews, as well.

 

REMINDERS: 

  • All students are expected to  check in daily for attendance during at least one of the three  Learning Blocks (9:00-10:00, 11:00-12:00, and 1:30-2:30). 

  • There are NO Learning Blocks Wednesday afternoons, only the 9:00am and 11:00am Learning Blocks.

  • Remember to limit your child's daily learning to the following:

    • Primary (K-3): 1-2 hours maximum daily​

    • Intermediate (Gr. 4-7): 1-3 hours maximum daily
       

A REVIEW OF KEY ASPECTS OF REMOTE LEARNING AT SAS

  • Do not forget to use the communication hub on our school website to begin your week.  Scroll down towards the middle of the page to view classroom links for announcements and the week's overview.  Teachers will have their links updated before Monday of each week.

  • In an effort to streamline communication between home and school and to make communication more efficient, all learning opportunities, lessons, and assignments will be explained and communicated EXCLUSIVELY on the website and through SeeSaw and/ or Google Classroom.

  •  SEESAW *- Kindergarten to Grade 3 and specialists (PHE, Music, and French) are using Seesaw to post learning activities. 

*N.B. For Seesaw, parents/students should be using the CLASS app and NOT the Family App during remote learning to access the learning activities and to post work.

  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM - Grades 4 to 7 and specialists (PHE, Music, and French) are using Google Classroom to post learning activities.  Some intermediate classes are using a combination of Seesaw and Google Classroom.  Your teachers specify this in their weekly overview.

Mary, mother of eternal light, good Joseph faithful and just.

Jesus, morning star so bright, in you we put our trust.

On this day we praise and thank you for the mighty works you do;

As we face this new reality, we keep our hope in you. 

Amen.

St. Augustine School

Contact: office@saschool.ca 

tel: 604.731.8024 • fax: 604.739.1712 

2154 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC  V6K 0E3 Canada

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