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May 22, 2020 Laurier e-News

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Dear Laurier Families,

I hope you are doing well.

Many thanks to all of you who completed the Gradual Return to School Survey. Once the results are analyzed and the planning and scheduling finalized, you will be contacted by May 29th with information regarding the return to school procedures.

Gradual Return to School Useful Links:

The following links were sent to you earlier via email and provides you with important information with regard to gradual return to school:

FAQs: In-Class Instructions Resumes

VCH Letter

Digital Responsibility:

With an increased exposure of our students to the internet and online world, please discuss the importance of digital responsibility with your child(ren).

At Laurier, we teach the students using the 4 C’s of 21st Century Learning.  We place a great emphasis on teaching around creativity, collaboration, communication, and community.  The world we live in also requires that we teach our students the skills that will help them be good digital citizens.  As part of the applied design, skills, and technology curriculum, we teach the students the knowledge of how to be good digital citizens.

We expect students to practice social responsibility and good digital citizenship when using technology.  As Laurier students, they are expected to S.O.A.R. online, at school, at home, and within the community. In order to support responsible online citizenship at home, it is important that parents also reinforce these expectations by monitoring their children’s online behaviour when students are using technology. It is important that we help students with the choices they make while gaming and/or participating in social media sites.  We would like to take this opportunity to remind parents how they can support their children at home with safe and responsible digital citizenship:

  • Be aware of what your child is doing online with regards to both gaming and social media
  • Be aware of who your children are communicating with in the digital world by making yourself aware of what your son or daughter is doing online, and who they are talking to. 
  • Only allow your child(ren) to join/participate in sites that they are willing to have you participate in as well.
  • Limit the amount of screen time your son or daughter has in a day.  Consider having Wi-Fi-free hours where the Wi-Fi is switched off or unplugged at night. 

Please review the Government of Canada’s Digital Citizenship Guide for parents if you need any more information on this topic, or need any help facilitating conversation about digital citizenship with your child: https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca...

 If you have any questions or need support please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher and/or myself.

I wish you a restful weekend and as always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Armin Samiei - Principal




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