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Friday 20 March 2020
To: Staff and Families at Immanuel Gawler
Re: Providing ‘Learning at Home’ opportunities for students at Immanuel
This letter is being sent to both staff and families at Immanuel Gawler in response to the current circumstances we all find ourselves in.
At Immanuel Gawler we continue to follow advice provided to us to ensure the health and safety of our community.
I’d like to say a very heart felt thank you to our community for your support of the changes we have enacted, and we fully respect the decisions families make to ensure their health and safety.
It has been our policy at Immanuel that we don’t provide ‘work’ for students when they are away on holidays or when they are away ill. But the current circumstances are different and so we have responded to this to support the current context and our families. This letter seeks to give clarity. Certainly, it’s an evolving landscape and we will continue to communicate with families to the best of our ability.
What we will do….
Early each week we will utilise the Seesaw app to provide Learning Engagements which will include some (approx 2) Numeracy, Literacy and UOI Learning Engagements that are related to current curriculum plans for that grade.
Links will also be provided to other learning opportunities that students may engage in remotely.
Normal reading/spelling homework routines should continue.
Noted below is a set of instructions for accessing Seesaw for ALL students. We have done this so that families can access the platform at whatever stage/timing that they need to. By using the See Saw platform students can upload what they have done (if they want to) so that their teacher can see it as well.
Please note that there is no compulsion on families who are not accessing learning on site to follow or use these offerings.
At this stage, online learning experiences are being provided by teachers as a support to parents and students at home. Teachers are still currently running classes as normal onsite and therefore won’t be able to:
Use work our students do ‘online’ for assessment and reporting.
Mark and or annotate or give feedback to work students produce.
Individualise or differentiate learning engagements to the same level as we would in the normal classroom setting.
Cover all curriculum areas.
Provide alternatives to the Seesaw platform – if you need technology support please contact the front office.
Provide 25-30 hours of learning engagements per week.
Communicate individually with families/students regarding learning engagements that have been set.
As we adapt to the evolving circumstances, we will continue to update families either via email (normal ‘Monday Memos’) or via specific correspondence. Our website will house all documentation sent home as well. We will adapt and be agile as the circumstance change and evolve, so please understand that all of the detail given above could in fact change at any time!!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time for clarification.