Remote Learning at home.

Remote Learning Choices:

Good day Parents / Guardians,

Recently we collected thoughts from parents about how remote learning is going. Families shared a wide range of supports that were needed. These supports were different between families. Across the Lambton Kent District School Board, we are striving to meet the needs of students and families during this time of school closure. We want to support your child’s remote learning based on a preference that will work best for you and your family.

Below are some options. Please let your teacher know what your preference for your child by the typical means of communication (email, SeeSaw).

Please select which of the following 3 options that you would prefer for your child: 

Option 1: Learning On-Demand & Live Teacher Support

  • Student will complete teacher provided work at their own pace.
  • Teacher provides ‘live teacher support’ at least twice per week (via Google Meet or phone calls).
  • Most of the assigned work completed at the student’s pace.
  • Assigned work per student will be approximately 5 hours for Kindergarten-Grade 6 and 10 hours for Grade 7 & 8.
  • Assigned tasks could include questions, reading, writing tasks, activities, projects, pre-recorded video demonstrations, pre-recorded video tutorials, and other items. These will be online activities with classroom teacher leading the learning.
    Option 2: Learning On-Demand
  • Student completes teacher provided work at their own pace for approximately 5 hours for Kindergarten-Grade 6 and 10 hours for Grade 7 & 8.
  • Written feedback provided via email, messages via See Saw or Google Classroom. Assigned tasks could include questions, reading, writing tasks, activities, projects, pre-recorded video demonstrations, pre-recorded video tutorials, and other items. These will be online activities which allows the classroom teacher to lead the learning.

          Option 3: Not at this time

 My child is remains registered at the school, but parents are opting not to participate in remote learning at this time.

If you’d like to change your preference, please let the class teacher know at any time. Your child’s teacher will revisit your choice in 3 weeks.

Your preferences are important, these choices will be honoured. There will be no negative impact to your choices. We are partners to support your child’s learning.

Lexia at Home

LEXIA is an effective literacy program that our board has obtained for the remainder of the school year. Your child is encouraged to complete the program once a day for 20-30 minutes. There are different activities based on reading, comprehension and grammar. Both of my children have been using the younger program version and they enjoy it. I am able to view all progress and adjust programs as needed.

If you have an questions please don’t hesitate to ask: james.hewett@lkdsb.net

The following is a letter from the LKDSB that contains some of the necessary links and more information:

Dear Families,

During COVID school closures, your child can be using Lexia PowerUp Literacy (grades 6-12) at home. Lexia PowerUp Literacy is a computer-based program that tailors instruction to their specific needs. The activities in PowerUp support and build on our English language arts classroom curriculum, developing skills in three areas essential to becoming a proficient reader: Word Study, Grammar, and Comprehension. Here’s how Lexia PowerUp Literacy works:

• Your child begins PowerUp at a starting point that fits his or her academic needs and they will work in online activities throughout the week. Limit sessions to 30 minutes.

• Online activities include direct instruction and feedback as your child learns and practices new skills. • Progress and performance in the program are reported to teachers. Lexia PowerUp Literacy can be used at home for extra practice.

Getting started is easy!

1. To use on a computer, go to our district site specific URL https://www.lexiapowerup.com/?SiteID=7650-1347-6242-4203

2. To use on an iPad, download the free Lexia PowerUp Literacy app from the App Store. (compatible device and internet access required.)

3. It is important that your child works without any help while using PowerUp. All other work your child does at home is recorded and reported to their teacher. This way, teachers can see when help is needed and provide additional instruction.

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