The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Chief and Council approved the Lloyd S. King Elementary (LSK) Return to School plan for September 2020. There will be consultation with LSK parents/caregivers, teachers and ongoing meetings with the LSK Working group to finalize the details of the plans. The Working group will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and amend plans as necessary.
The following was outlined for LSK’s Return to School plan:
The first term (September 2020-February 2021) will be taught online. Staff will be utilizing Brightspace/D2L to better support students and families.
Beginning in November/December 2020 the working group will take part in discussions to determine if the second term (February-June 2021) will continue online or if the covid-19 infection rates are low enough to return to in-class learning.
Students will begin their studies online September 14, 2020 and the school year will end June 30, 2021. Participation will be required as the term will be graded.
Staff will be expected to work at the school during this time, and will provide office hours for students/parents to reach out with additional questions.
Apple iPads will be provided for at home use for the first term so that each student will have a device. Each device will be equipped to access wifi, LTE, or USB (pre-uploaded learning materials) depending on their internet capabilities at the student’s home. Devices will be property of LSK school.
A phone survey will be conducted in the next week with each family to determine which type of device they will require for their children.
Data packages will be purchased for those without unlimited internet access and who are not in a connection dead-zone.
Apple can provide learning sessions for teachers, parents and caregivers and students to provide additional supports.
In regards to Special Education, we are working on a model that will best meet the needs of students. Updates will be shared when available.