WEEKLY UPDATE

June 1 to June 5, 2020

St. Augustine School June 1

 Restart Plan Update

 

We are ready to welcome some of our students back to school Monday, June 1!  For our school's restart, we will have about a third of our students returning spread out over the week,  divided into two groups, Group A and  Group B, following the schedule below:

  • 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 have made arrangements with the school for more than two days of care

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

  • Drop-off

    • 8:15-9:00​

    • Walkers must use the 7th Avenue entrance

    • Drivers must use the laneway (NO drop-off on Arbutus nor on W. 8th)

  • Pick-up

    • 2:45-3:15​

    • Parents picking up by foot must wait along the sidewalk on Arbutus; students will be lined up in the courtyard

    • Drivers pick up in the laneway

If you haven't watched Mr. Yaptinchay's video presentation explaining what school will look like for returning students, please, see below.  Please, be sure to watch this as a family.

N.B.  As this situation is moving and changing rapidly, the information contained above is current as of May 31, 2020 but may be subject to change pending new information. 

MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE

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  • SUNDAY, MARCH 31  

    • PENTECOST SUNDAY

  • MONDAY, JUNE 1

    • BC Education Restart Plan begins

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

    • No LIVE Zoom lessons; only ASYNCHRONOUS support offered on zoom

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

    • New Kindergarten/new families ZOOM social at 7pm

  • MONDAY, JUNE 15

    • DEADLINE:   Talent Show Submissions

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

    • Theme Day:  Fun Day!

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 21

    • Happy Fathers' Day!​

  • MONDAY, JUNE 22

    • Grade 7 Farewell Parade/Celebrations

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 23 & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

    • Return of School Textbooks/ Materials

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 25

    • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 

    • 9:30AM VIRTUAL SCHOOL MASS

    • DISMISSAL AFTER MASS

UNIFORM FOCUS WEEK:  June 2 - 7

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. 

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:

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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