Message to the Ellerslie Family
Student and Parent/Guardians:
I hope everyone is healthy and safe while doing their part to slow/stop the spread of the COVID-19. We paused instruction this week as a Division and also at Ellerslie Campus School. The leadership through this by Superintendent Robertson and his team has been exceptional. Health and safety have been the main focus of students, families and staff. I know many families are eager to get started with learning, but we wanted to respect the process completely at Ellerslie Campus School. We also believe the timing was to our advantage. We have only lost 1 week of teaching and learning prior to spring break and to be real this is always a slower week because of the upcoming spring break and Term 2 report cards have already been released. Students are not as focused and often many families are away at this time. In my opinion we only lost 3 days of teaching and learning. We will have a soft start to our approach to teaching and learning of the curriculum after spring break on Monday March 30. We will focus on re-establishing relationships with students and parents/guardians plus collecting information on what support might be needed. The learning will be different from what we are all used to and all parties will need time to transition (students, parents/guardians and teachers). Be ready to receive a call from your home room teacher on March 30. This call is for parents/guardians as well as students to start the process. Also, keep checking SchoolZone starting March 30th for more information and updates.
The Division will also be releasing some supporting information to support the move to teaching and learning of curriculum. If at any time you are looking for clarity, do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for any supports any time you can also email email@example.com. For kindergarten registration help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be safe and keep practicing social distancing.
Ellerslie Campus School