Dear Vanier students and families:
Halleluiah, He has risen! Truly, He has risen!
On behalf of all staff of Vanier Catholic Secondary, I bring you warm Easter greetings. Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection remind us that all things are possible through God. We hope that these warm, lengthening days inspire a sense of rebirth and renewal.
We hope that your long weekend was joyous, despite the lack of being able to gather as we usually do with family and friends. Thank you for making those sacrifices for the sake of our collective health.
This week will see the commencement of learning from home on Thursday. Tomorrow, all students will receive emails from their teachers outlining what the remainder of the year’s learning standards will be, along with details about how students will interact with teachers going forward.
As a reminder, the expectation is that all Grade 8 and 9 students will have a total of 10 hours per week of teaching and work time. Grade 10-12 students will have 3 hours per week per class for teaching and work. Student and family well-being are our top priority, so please communicate with teachers if adjustments are necessary.
At this time, we still do not have approved protocols for the handling of materials (e.g. locker contents, technology items, assignments and learning materials). We have been advised that these will be in place tomorrow afternoon and we can begin making arrangements for pick ups or deliveries as soon as we verify our processes will be safe and hygienic. When pick ups or deliveries of materials is ready to begin, we will send out another email to everyone. Thank you for your continued patience.
However, we are now in a position to begin arranging for the loan of technology. We have a very limited number of laptops, iPads, and keyboards that we can loan. These are our priorities (in order):
We understand that, for many families, it will be convenient to have an additional device in the household. We simply cannot provide enough devices to meet those who desire them for convenience’s sake. Please keep the following in mind when assessing whether you need an additional device:
To request a device, please follow this link or call the school at 667-5901.
We have heard some anxieties with regard to assessment, grading, and report cards. Here are some key messages from us:
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.
Ryan Sikkes, principal and Jeanette Gallant, vice-principal
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