Learn at Home requires daily attendance, 300 minutes of student learning each day, includes all
curriculum areas, and frequent, live contact with a teacher during school hours.
Students will be removed from their home school and enrolled in a virtual course through a newly
created Learn at Home Elementary School. Learn at Home classes will not be associated with
student home schools. The Principal of the Learn at Home Elementary School, Mr. Chris Moore, will
communicate with all Learn at Home students before the start of school.
Student attendance will be taken daily. Families will be contacted in the case of an unreported
absence to ensure the child’s safety and well-being.
The school day will be:
- 8:50 am School day begins, attendance is taken;
- 8:50 am - 9:30 am Period 1;
- 9:30 am - 10:10 am Period 2;
- 10:10 am - 10:30 am Morning Break;
- 10:30 am - 11:10 am Period 3;
- 11:10 am - 11:50 am Period 4;
- 11:50 am - 12:30 pm Lunch;
- 12:30 pm Afternoon begins, attendance is taken;
- 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm Period 5;
- 1:10 pm - 1:50 pm Period 6;
- 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm Afternoon Break;
- 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Period 7;
- 3:10 pm Dismissal
Student learning daily minimum learning time by grade level:
• 180 minutes of live (or synchronous) learning each day.
• 120 minutes of on-demand (or asynchronous) learning each day.
GRADES 1 - 8:
• 225 minutes of live (or synchronous) learning each day.
• 35 minutes of on-demand (or asynchronous) learning each day.
Exceptions to the synchronous learning minutes should be discussed with the Learn at Home
Elementary School Principal.
Students will have frequent, live contact with their teacher. Live (or synchronous) learning will include
text, video, or voice communication that allows teachers to instruct and connect students in real
time. Live learning supports the well-being and academic achievement of students with immediate
feedback from teachers and student to student interaction. Live learning will include whole class,
small group, and individual interactions.
On-demand (or asynchronous) learning is not delivered in real time. It may include watching prerecorded video lessons, completing assigned tasks, or contributing to online discussion boards.
Students will Learn at Home using LKDSB provided platforms:
• SeeSaw (Kindergarten - Grade 6)
• Google Classroom (Grade 4 - Grade 8)
• Google Meet Video Conferencing (Kindergarten - Grade 8)
Live (synchronous) learning does not constitute ‘supervision’ and the school cannot be held
responsible for student behavior/accidents that happen at home.
LKDSB will assess whether there are students who need access to a device or Internet and take steps
to distribute school resources to ensure students can stay connected, wherever possible, to learning.
For families who have elected to participate in the Learn at
Home option, the requirements for synchronous learning may
be accommodated on an individual basis.
There will be limited opportunities throughout the year to return
to face-to-face learning if you chose for your child to begin the
year in the Learn at Home model. Students and families may
be put on a waitlist for face-to-face learning, depending on
Moving students between face-to-face learning and the Learn at
Home Elementary School is similar to moving physical schools
mid-year. Some gaps are likely as math units, science topics, or
other curriculum areas may already have been taught in the student’s new class. Instructional gaps of
this nature are similar to moving between schools during the school year.
Students who attend the Learn at Home Elementary School will return to the school they attended
in the 2019-20 school year at the November, February, and April re-organization dates unless their
address changes and are in a new school’s area.