Message from Mr.Moy as of Thursday, May 7, 2020:
Hello grade 9 students,
I hope you are all well and healthy. As we approach the end of week 6 of learning from home, I want to remind you of a few things:
- Take care of yourselves. Reach out to loved ones and connect with them in safe ways. Although we are staying home, seeing the faces and hearing the voices of loved ones brings joy and positive feelings.
- Try to have some structure and routine. Just because you can wake up in the afternoon doesn’t mean you should. Structure can help life feel normal and it can help you with getting things done.
- Continue your school work and reach out to teachers for help. In addition to keeping you productive, doing school work will increase your marks and set you up for success next year.
Summer school information is out. Go to summer.vsb.bc.ca to learn more. Key points to know:
- It is offered online only
- The program includes only grades 10-12 academic completion courses (no remedial)
- It is six weeks in length from July 2 to August 5, 2020
- Registration opens on May 11, 2020 and closes on June 12, 2020.
The Vancouver Learning Network (vlns.ca) is also offering online courses. Key points to know:
- You can register and begin courses now. You do not need a permission form.
- VLN is also offering grade 10 to 12 courses.
- You have one year to finish a course and can work at your own pace.
If you wish to take the next level of a course in September at Killarney, you must finish your summer school or VLN course before September.
If you have any questions, please email me (email@example.com) and I am happy to help. As the province makes plans to ease restrictions, I’m looking forward to when we can see each other at school.
Message from Mr. Moy as of Tuesday, April 14, 2020:
Hello Grade 9s,
I hope you had an enjoyable long weekend. I know it’s hard now not hanging out in person with many of your family members and friends; however, don’t stop connecting with those you care about in safe ways (phone calls, video chats). It’s especially important during these difficult times.
As we enter week 3 of our temporary continuation of learning model for school, I want to make a few announcements.
- Regularly log into your Office 365 account to check your VSB email and Teams Classrooms.
- Do you need access to Wi-Fi or a computer?
- Continue to reach out to your teachers for support with your courses.
- Do not enter the school until a plan has been communicated about how it can be done safely.
- You are expected to continue to participate in, engage with, and complete your courses to the best of your ability for the remainder of the school year. Make school a habit and a routine, just like before spring break. Habits and routines are things we can control and offer us many positive benefits (we need these during these stressful times).
- You will receive a final mark for your courses in June based on the work completed in Terms 1 and 2 and the continuity of learning opportunities in term 3 (March 9 to June 19).
If you or your parents/guardians have questions about the above, email me and I am happy to offer support.
On a personal note, I miss you all. I miss seeing you during track & field practices after school. I miss hearing the music you make when I walk by the choir, band, and strings rooms. I miss seeing you gather in unnecessarily large crowds and being too loud in the cafeteria and hallways during breaks! I miss your warm greetings! I know this is only temporary. I know if we continue doing what public health officials ask of us, we’ll get through this as quickly as possible. Take care of yourselves! We will see each other soon.
Message from Mr. Moy as of Thursday, April 2, 2020
Hello Grade 9s,
I hope you and your families are doing well, staying safe, and socially distancing at this time.
Please check your VSB email if you have not done so. To access it, you need to get into Office 365. If you are not familiar with this, go to office365.vsb.bc.ca for info, If you need a password reset, email firstname.lastname@example.org and give your name, PEN, school, and grade in your message. Please check your VSB email regularly and this will be my (and your teachers') main way to communicate with you. Also, regularly check the Killarney and VSB websites for info from the school and district.
Email me directly (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
As we figure out together how school will look like moving forward, I want to reassure you that the process will be gradual, allow for flexibility, address your needs, and be supportive.
Take care of yourselves, connect with friends and family in safe ways, and together we will get through this.
All the best,