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LKDSB Virtual Learn at Home Elementary School
typing on laptopLearn 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 availability. 

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.