Hello Westmount Mid-High Community,

Thank you for your patience this week as we worked through planning for after the break. We hope you are all well. We have a few updates, based on current information and the recent Alberta Education News Release, March 20, 2020.

Course Selection in PowerSchool has been extended until April 5, 2020. Descriptions of the courses being offered are on our website in the different Course Handbooks: https://www.westmountcharter.com/grade-5-12-programming/

PowerLearn will be the main platform we will be using to support teaching and learning. If teachers are supplementing with other programs, apps, and such, there will be a link in PowerLearn for access.

The weekly schedule for posting learning materials, Grades 5-12, is as follows:

  1.     Monday – Science
  2.     Tuesday – Humanities
  3.     Wednesday – Math
  4.     Thursday – Bonus classes (Complementary, PE, Band, Fine Arts, CTS)

This is the only day new learning material will be posted to PowerLearn. Posting is scheduled for 8:30 am on the identified day and will begin after Spring Break. Communication and support about the learning will be ongoing throughout the week. Please feel free to connect with your child’s teacher during that time.

Digital ‘School Hours will be 8:30-3:30 on school operational days (e.g. Not Good Friday). During school hours, staff will be available to respond to emails and support learning.

30 Level and AP courses

For students enrolled in 30 level or AP High School courses, teachers may be posting information and material for review over the ‘Spring Break’. It will be indicated this is for review and teachers will be on break and not available for support until April 6th.

Focus of Student Learning (from Alberta Education News Release, March 20, 2020)

Grades 4-6  Education content will continue to focus on language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy outcomes, and there will be opportunity to incorporate science and social studies outcomes through cross-curricular learning. Teachers will assign an average of five hours of work per student per week.

Westmount Charter MH – Complementary teachers will provide optional activities to support students and families, but these will not be assessed. 

Grades 7-9  Education content will focus on core mathematics, language/literacy, science and social studies curriculum outcomes.  Teachers will assign an average of 10 hours of work per student per week.

Westmount Charter MH – Complementary teachers will provide optional activities to support students and families, but these will not be assessed. 

Grades 10-12  Education content will focus on specified and core courses required for high school graduation requirements, including language (English, French and French language arts), social studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. Content from other courses will be delivered. Teachers will assign an average of 3 hours of work per course per week.

Reporting

All Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests and Grade 12 diploma exams are cancelled. Under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. Students wishing to do so should speak to their teacher and school administrator.

For any courses started, schools will complete them with the student to the best of their ability, provide a final mark and award credits.

Every student will receive final grades and will receive a report card, appropriate to their grade level.

Student items still in the school, a pick-up time will be communicated after the Spring Break.

We wish you a restful and relaxing Spring Break with your family at home and remember…

Wash your hands

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