Lakeland Ridge Weekly Update!
Thursday, May 6, 2021
New Provincial COVID-19 Measures
Hello Lakeland Ridge Families,
All in-school classes are cancelled throughout EIPS from May 10-20. May 7 is a professional learning day for staff and a school closure day for students. In-school classes resume on May 25, 2021. During this time, students will move to a temporary online-learning model—similar to how students learned earlier this school year. Those students who have already transitioned to temporary online learning will continue to do so until May 25.
Every day, students will log on to Brightspace and select their scheduled subject—either language arts or mathematics. Immediately, students will see teacher updates, learning information, required assignments, quizzes and links for virtual instruction. Please click here for a copy of the Elementary Schedule. Elementary teachers will be reaching out to their families before Monday with more information.
Junior High Students
Every day, students will continue to log on to Brightspace and follow their regular in-school learning bell schedule. Once logged on, students simply need to select their scheduled subject. Immediately, they will see teacher updates, learning information, required assignments, quizzes and links for virtual instruction.
We understand that these changes create a number of challenges for our students and families. Please know that our first priority is the safety and well-being of our Lakeland Ridge families. If you require a Chromebook, or need assistance please contact the office.
If you require a Chromebook, please contact our front office. We have some student Chromebooks available for pickup.
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. Please see the links below for both student and parent guides.
Student Brightspace page:
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.
Brightspace Parent/Guardian guide Click here
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 are as follows:
Leave your camera on, mute your microphone when not answering a question, use the Raise your hand feature.
Do not share the meeting code with any other students.
Inappropriate side conversations /comments will result in omission from the meet and possible further disciplinary action.
Attendance will be taken for each block.
Be safe. Be respectful. Be your best.
Be aware of your environment while on camera.
Upcoming Dates and Events
May 7 - No Classes (PD Day)
May 11 - School Council Meeting @6:30pm via Google Meet (Final Meeting of the Year)
School Council Meeting Agenda
May 21 - No Classes - School Closure Day
May 24 - No Classes - Victoria Day
May 25 - ECS Virtual Information Night @ 6:30pm
May 26 - Junior High Virtual Information Night @6:30pm
Visitors in School
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 masks properly.
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.
Virtual Information Nights
Kindergarten - May 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Junior High - May 26 at 6:30 p.m.
More information will be shared, including links to the event, as we near the events.
The 2021-2022 School Supply sheets were sent home with your child. If you choose to participate and order your child’s school supplies through Write On Stationery, 10% of your total order will be returned to Lakeland Ridge School as a fundraiser.
Family Resources- Mental Health for Youth
Alberta COVID_19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub. Alberta’s government partnered with the Kids Help Phone and Jack.org to create this hub where youth, educators and parents can find easy-to-access tools and supports.
Additionally, the youth-focused resources on this hub include:
· Jack Chapters – Youth-led, community-driven mental health advocacy clubs at schools or in the community.
· Jack Talks – Mental health presentations delivered to young people by young people.
· Jack Summits – Mental health conferences developed by youth, where young people within a region connect, strategize and learn from one another.
· Do Something – Tools to take small, simple steps that make a big difference to youth mental health and the mental health of others.
· Be There – Tools to support someone who may be struggling with their mental health.
Additional mental health resources available to support students, families and school staff: