Dear DG Families,
We want to take this time to wish all the Mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday!
Given recent announcements in the news about the Province’s Restart Plan there are many questions about the possibility of a return to school for students. While we have no definitive answers right now, we expect this information will come. If you did not see the letter from Superintendent Sheppard, sent May 7th, the link is below. As always, parents will be updated through school and district websites as more details are provided.
Message to Parents
The Delta School District recently sent out an email to all parents. If you have not read it, please take a look at it.
May Long Weekend
A reminder that we are not in session (virtually or otherwise) on Friday, May 15th and Monday, May 18th. This will be reflected with a shorter learning plan that week. We hope you enjoy the break from home learning, as well, and take time to relax and recharge!
2020-2021 Class Placement Information
Although we are still navigating uncertainty with respect to this school year, we are still working through many of our typical year-end tasks. In the coming weeks, we will start to look at next year’s organization and class placements for students.
Some Things to Know about Our Process:
Class placements are important decisions and something that teachers consider very carefully.
FACTORS & CONSIDERATIONS: Assigning students to classes is a very complex task that takes into consideration a variety of factors, including: learning styles and strengths, what a student is able to achieve in relation to the goals of the curriculum, degree of independence in work habits, social and personal needs, age and physical maturity, previous placements, gender balance of class, number of ELL (English Language Learners), etc….
The number of staff members assigned to our school is decided by the Superintendent’s Office and is based on projected student enrolment. Enrolment estimates and class size guidelines affect the configuration of classes, which may also necessitate a particular organizational configuration (i.e. whether or not we have combined or “split” classes and the number of students, per grade, in the class).
SCHOOL-BASED DECISIONS: The professional staff is in contact with children in the school setting for 30 hours a week. Your child’s present teacher, along with other educators who work with your child, have a year’s worth of current, rich information and insight about the conditions under which your child learns best. Therefore, decisions around where to place students are determined through school-based, team decisions, based on their recommendations.
INPUT FROM PARENTS: As our partners in education, parents may also have important information to assist us with the placement of students. Parents are welcome to share with the school personal, educational, or social information that could affect a child’s placement. Our staff will keep in mind this information, along with the above considerations, when building classes.
If you have information about your child and the kind of learning environment in which she/he best works and learns, and you would like to share this information with our staff, please fill in the “Parent Information” form by clicking on the link below. Please complete the form no later than Friday, June 5th.
It is important to note that it is not possible for parents to choose their child’s teacher or make requests regarding other students. Teachers who are currently on staff may not be here next year, may not be assigned the same grade, or may not teach a class configuration that meets your child’s learning needs. Whatever the scenario, we strive to place your child in a warm, caring environment that will maximize his/her learning potential.
Should you have input, please fill in the form by Friday, June 5th. Please fill in 1 form for every child.
Creative Students Community Initiative
Partnership between the Delta Firefighters and the Delta School District May 7 – June 1, 2020
Although schools are closed for in-class instruction, the Delta School District is helping to ensure students continue to have access to food by providing over 125 families with food hampers each week. The Delta Firefighters are joining the cause by donating money for every student’s submission to the “Creative Students Community Initiative”.
The Delta Firefighters will donate $10.00 to the Food Security Program for every submission.
Are you moving?
At the school level, we are beginning to plan for September 2020.
Please let the school know if your child will not be returning to our school in September 2020. Please email the school at email@example.com
Learning at Home Pictures
Thank you to all of you for sharing your learning at home pictures. These pictures are on our website or on our twitter page.
Take good care of yourselves!