Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 3
Updated Friday, April 3, 2020 4:00 p.m.
All youth sector students in Eeyou Istchee will now have a dedicated distance learning platform, thanks to a tight collaboration between the Cree School Board’s Departments of School Operations, Education Services, and Communications and Community Relations.
Starting today, students in Eeyou Istchee have access to a unique new Online Learning Platform (OLP). The platform will roll out Grades 1-3 today in both English and French; Grades 3 to 6 and Secondary I – IV will arrive next week. Resources specific to Cree are also available on the site. A specific sister platform is being developed for the Class of 2020 Secondary V students and will launch on Monday. Please watch for this communication which will include information about evaluations for the 2019-2020 school year.
The OLP is a set of activities – from online books and puzzles, to specifically designed projects and games – that can be done indoors or outdoors, at home or in the bush. Material has been carefully curated from leading educational resources; usernames and passwords, where necessary, are provided on the platform so all parents, caregivers, and students have access.
These are not mandatory homework activities, but rather supplementary activities should you wish to become involved in a child’s learning at home during this time.
Despite the difficult times we are experiencing with physical distancing from our extended families, this is an opportunity for children to feel your support of education in a new way.
We plan further communications about online learning on social media and on the radio. Be sure to follow the CSB Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as your school social media.
Working together in these ways, keeping our students as our focus, we will continue to position our future leaders for success.