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March 16, 2020 - 4:15 pm

 

I would like to update everyone on the e-learning procedures we will be implementing.

The challenge facing us at TDSO is that a significant amount of families do not have multiple computers at home. This poses a challenge to have simultaneous live classes being taught. With this in mind, we will be using several different models. The teachers will be reaching out directly to you with information regarding what will be transpiring.

This week we will begin the online e-learning on Wednesday.

Kindergarten - Grade 4 should Daven every day at 9:00 am. You will receive a Davening video for you to use with your children. Morah Dina will be in touch with Grade 1 parents directly to arrange Davening. 

Each parent will receive an email from the school with a link to set up a school Google email account for their child. This will allow the teachers to send an invitation to them to join their virtual Google Classroom. Here is a link to a brief tutorial on how Google Classroom works: https://youtu.be/xfgqtCi7hdo. If your child’s teacher reaches out to you that they are teaching in a different format, please ignore this step. 

In Google Classroom, the teachers will post lessons in both video and written form. There will also be assignments, homework and even assessments there as well. In the Google Classroom there is also an opportunity for students to communicate directly with their teacher. Each teacher will have a period of time daily when they have “Office Hours,” when they will be on the computer (in their classroom) and available to any questions from students in real-time. They will communicate directly with their students what time their office hours will be. 

As a roll-out of this learning platform, this week in Grades K- 4 there will be a daily General and one Judaic studies class. In Grades 5-8 there will be one English, one Math and two Judaic classes daily. Grades 5-8 are expected to Daven on their own. 

We are hoping next week we will offer the entire schedule or as close as possible. 

Given the nature of instruction, each period will be shortened. Instead of 50 minute periods, periods will be shorter in length.  

On Monday next week, everyone will receive their child’s report cards. In addition we will still have our scheduled Parent Teacher Conferences. The office will be sending out an email asking parents which teachers they wish to meet with. A schedule will be generated and the teachers will be phoning all parents instead of meeting face to face. 

Next week we will increase the amount of teaching materials being offered and I will send out another email with details about that at the end of this week. 

In the meantime, should any parent or student need to access the building, please contact me directly. I am also available to discuss any other school-related issues that anyone may have. Please feel free to email me and I will respond in a timely fashion. 

Our prayers go out to those who have contracted the Coronavirus that they should have a Refuah Shlema and that the world should be spared any more suffering from this illness and all illness. Amen!

March 16, 2020 - 4:15 pm

School will be open today from 1:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for students to pick up their books and belongings

Last names from: A-L from 1:30 - 2:30pm
M-Z from 2:30 - 3:30PM 

Our prayers go out to those who have contracted the Coronavirus that they should have a Refuah Shlema and that the world should be spared any more suffering from this illness and all illness. Amen!

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For questions or information email Rabbi Boruch Perton at rabbi.perton@torahday.ca.