School District 71 is looking at ways to make sure students are taught despite not being in class.

The district sent out a letter to parents and guardians Friday afternoon explaining what the plan is going to be moving forward.

For now, the district says it’s still in the process of reaching out to parents.

“This past week, our schools and staff have been working extremely hard reaching out to parents and students. Our goal from the start was to make a connection with our families and develop a supportive network for our students. Our teachers and support staff will use these
initial connections to develop means of moving forward in both the delivery and communication with regards to learning opportunities” read the letter.

The district also says it’s looking at ways to help get childcare support for parents.

“Our mandate also includes the need to develop and create spaces for childcare and educational program support for the children of our frontline essential service workers. As a district, we are continuing to develop these plans and we will soon be able to begin a phased roll-out of the programs.”

The district added different learning options are going to be discussed over the next couple of weeks and could come in a variety of different ways.

“Teachers, principals/vice-principals and support staff have been busy exploring new ways to support children learning from home. They are learning new online platforms, sharing ideas/ resources with colleagues and finding meaningful learning experiences, which are age-appropriate for their children.”

“How this looks and what form it takes will vary from grade to grade, teacher to teacher and school to school depending on several factors, including available technology at home and how families are able to support their students in their respective learning journey. Rest
assured, our overall goal is to provide each student with the support and care we have provided to date,” continued the statement from SD71.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding the future of learning for your child, reach out to School District 71.