We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiday season and that you continue to remain safe and healthy. As I congratulate Mr. Currie on his promotion to Superintendent, I also look forward to working with the students, staff and Lambton-Kingsway families. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Currie and Ms. Norton to ensure as smooth a transition as possible during this time. It would have been great to greet students and parents in-person on January 4th but as the Ministry of Education has directed all students to learn remotely from home for the week of January 4-8, the introductions will have to wait until our return to the school.
The LKS staff have been prepared for the possibility of remote learning. Teachers will make use of Google classrooms to provide instruction and communication about the learning plans for the week. Monday, January 4th will be a day that teachers will be connecting with students, setting expectations for online learning, confirming access to the digital platforms and beginning work for the week. Teachers will be following the Ministry of Education requirements which will include whole class and small group instruction and independent work times. There may be times during the day when your child has been assigned work to complete while the teacher is working with another group of students, however, the teacher will be available throughout the day as they will be following the regular classroom timetable.
We will continue to keep you informed of any further updates from the Ministry of Education and the TDSB in regard to remote learning.