Lakeland Ridge Weekly Update!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Lakeland Ridge Weekly Update

Hello Lakeland Ridge families,

Thank you to all of you for your support over the past few months. While this year's Christmas Break will undoubtedly will look a little bit different, we hope you have an opportunity to rest, relax and connect with family and friends. Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year! Please view our staff Christmas card here.

Christmas Cheer Video

All of our elementary classes would like to send Christmas Cheer to their families.

Teachers have posted a link to their class video in the "Activity Feed" on Brightspace.

Follow the steps below to access class videos:

To log into the EIPS Brightspace for Parents portal, please follow the following steps:

  1. Using a web browser, navigate to https://eips.brightspace.com/d2l/local a. When visiting for the first time, click on “Forgot your password?”
  2. Enter your PowerSchool Parent Portal username.
  3. Instructions to set your Brightspace for Parents password will be sent to the email address on file in PowerSchool.
  4. Navigate back to the main Brightspace login page, https://eips.brightspace.com/d2l/local
  5. Enter your username and password to view all EIPS students linked to your parent portal account.

Note: You will ALWAYS use your PowerSchool Parent Portal username to access Brightspace for Parents, but your password may be different from PowerSchool. Please make a note of this when you set your password the first time you access Brightspace for Parents!

Would we like to extend a very Merry Christmas to all our Lakeland Ridge families.

January 6, 7 & 8 - Online Learning

Just a reminder that all "In-school students" will be learning at-home on line on January 6, 7 and 8 through Brightspace. In-school classes will resume on Monday, January 11 for all "In-school students". A copy of how these days will look can be found here. Information can also be found on our website.

Upcoming Dates and Events

December 22 - Last day of classes for K-6

January 6-8 - Students in K-9 access learning online at-home through Brightspace

January 6 - Early Dismissal Day (On-line classes end by 2:00pm)

January 11 - All In-school students in K-9 return to In-school classes

January 12 - School Council Meeting @ 6:30pm via Google Meet

January 29 - Professional learning Day (No Classes)

Who Wore it Best?

Mom or son?

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Our awesome mailman was surprised by our 2-1 class with a lovely thank you letter and homemade button, just for him! Thank you for all you do for Lakeland Ridge School.
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December and January at a Glance

Attendance

K-6

If you know your child will be absent, late, or leaving early from school, please send a note in their agenda, email or phone the school explaining the reason for that day.



Grade 7-9

Please be mindful that we are still continuing to do attendance for each period. If you know your child will not be able to make their google meets, please email or call the office, so we can mark them excused.

Visitors in School

We want to thank all parents, students, and staff for doing their part to ensure everyone is safe and healthy. Every morning before coming to school all students must complete the daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. Parents are reminded that they need to make an appointment to enter the school, as non-essential visitors and contractors are not permitted in the school or workplace without an appointment. Please call or email the school ahead of time to book an appointment. Individuals should not enter an EIPS building if feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms—fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, nausea, pink-eye. Visitors must sign in at the office (after having made an appointment), practice physical distancing while here and wear mask. The Stay_at_Home_Guide_for_Parents.pdf is a good resources that provides parents with information on what to do when children exhibit COVID symptom.

Brightspace

Brightspace platform

All staff and students will be using the Brightspace online platform. Students will require a digital device with a camera and should have received instructions from teachers on how to log on and navigate the learning platform.

Brightspace Support Videos

Please see the links below for both student and parent guides.


Student Brightspace page:

https://eips.brightspace.com/

Username: Use the EIPS student email address

Password: Use the EIPS student password

If a student needs help with a password reset, contact the school for assistance.

Watch this video to learn how to navigate the Brightspace environment


Parent/Guardian Brightspace page: This is GREAT information to help your children.

https://eips.brightspace.com/d2l/local

Brightspace Parent/Guardian guide Click here


Digital Device

If you require a digital device the school has some student Chromebooks available please contact the front office. There will be a $100 deposit placed on your Powerschool Parent Portal Account that will be removed once the Chromebook is returned in the same condition.


Schedule

Students will be following their current timetable (on Powerschool) and bell schedule. We will have our normal lunch break and then the student will be online for their afternoon classes.


Classes begin at 8:35 a.m. and 1:09 p.m. after lunch.

Meet links will be posted on your Brightspace course page. The purpose of the Meet is to provide meaningful instruction to all students in the class related to the material or lesson for the day.


Expectations

We expect our students to be fully engaged in their learning just like in the physical classroom. All cameras will be on, so the teacher can see and interact with their students during the lesson. All assignments are to be completed and submitted through the Brightspace classroom.

Etiquette and expectations for online meets is as follows:

    1. Leave your camera on, mute your microphone when not answering a question, use the Raise your hand feature?
    2. Do not share the meeting code with any other students.
    3. Inappropriate side conversations /comments will result in omission from the meet and possible further disciplinary action.
    4. Attendance will be taken for each block.
    5. Be safe. Be respectful. Be your best.
    6. Be aware of your environment while on camera

Wolf of the Month!

Every month we collect pawsative referrals from each class and at the end of the month we choose a Wolf of the Month! This month we had Whitnee, Isla, Nora, Jace, Penelope, Marli, and Sawyer chosen! Each received a $10 gift card of their choice! Congratulations!