Week 13 – Jr. LINKS year-end schedule

Dear Jr. LINKS students and families,

This is the last weekly letter of the 2019/2020 school year.

Congratulations! We have concluded our first ever Jr. LINKS remote learning adventure. I would like to first say thank you to all of you wonderful parents/guardians for your support of our students during remote learning. I am sad that we could not be in the classroom for the entire ten months, but I did enjoy our interactions on Teams and I am very impressed with our students and families’ ability to adapt and your participation with remote learning. This has been a challenging and unprecedented learning experience. May I also add that it has also been FUN? I am glad we were able to reconnect with half our class on site in June and enjoyed our fun walks and lunches together.

Friday June 19th was the last day of formal instruction. This week’s focus is locker clean up and finishing up and submitting final assignments to teachers. Please see attached the school calendar for year end procedures and my on-site schedule for this final week. Leigh will have her own schedule, please connect with her directly for details.

If you need to connect with a teacher this week, please make sure you make an appointment as this week each teacher will be working on their own flexible on-site schedule. Here are somethings teachers are working on:

  • Marks completion
  • IEP reviews/case management
  • Help collect items returned by students in the cafeteria
  • Prepare room for deep cleaning by storing items and clearing surfaces
  • Help with or attend Grad ceremonies
  • Return work to students
  • Work with students handing in last-minute work
  • Complete the year-end checklist – emailed later today
  • Complete any school accounting
  • Supervision

NB: If you will be onsite this week, please bring a backpack or sturdy bag to take home all personal belongings including items kept in Lockers and Room 311. Please ensure to return any textbooks, materials to your teachers and LIBRARY BOOKS!

What will school look like next year? We don’t know until closer to the date. Please know that I will update you as soon as I find out. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at kshen@vsb.bc.ca.

Thank you and have a great summer!

Ms. Shen and Leigh

 

 

 

JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide Week 12 – JUNE 15–19th, 2020

Hi Jr. LINKS students and families. Welcome to the last two weeks of School.

This week is the last week of instruction for all classes. The week after is dedicated to year end procedures and distribution of Yearbook and Report cards. Please see attached below this week’s remote learning guide. Please adjust the the guide as needed and do as much or as little depending on your family dynamics.

THIS WEEK’S RESOURCES:

  1. Ms. Shen’s Blog – https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/kshen
  2. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  3. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  4. Write Me a Note Lesson 13 Post Cards pg. 37-43
  5. mod_covid_crossword
  6. mod_covid_connect_dots
  7. What in the World Level 1 – Issue 7 – COVID-19 AND THE ECONOMY PG 19-24
  8. What in the World Level 1 – Issue 7 – COVID-19 BACKGROUNDER PG. 25-33
  9. Self Assessment of Core Competencies June 2020

JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide Week 11 – JUNE 8–12th, 2020

Hi everyone, here is this week’s learning guide. As per usual, do as much as you are comfortable with.

Optional On-Site learning schedule June 8-12th 2020

Hi JR. LINKS 2019- 2020, here is when I will be available on site. I rearranged some blocks so please use this new schedule for this week. Please ignore Skills Blocks. You can attend my Jr.Links time slots. Hope to see you this week otherwise we will continue our learning remotely on Teams. Leigh’s on-site schedule is different. Please connect with her directly to confirm meeting time.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S RESOURCES:

  1. https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/kshen/
  2. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  3. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  4. Write Me a Note Lesson 12 USEFUL ABBREVIATIONS pg. 35-36
  5. Covid Disaster Catcher
  6. Covid Word Search
  7. Shen – Core Competencies Self Assessment FORM
  8. Sample Chores List For Teens

JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide Week 10 – JUNE 1ST – JUNE 5TH, 2020

This week students will have an optional opportunity to be on-site to connect with teachers. Please check the schedule for each teacher before sending your child to school. Classes are split in half by last name. Only students with scheduled classes are allowed in the building.

If you have not done so already, please fill in these two forms.

  1. Jr. LINKS  – Core Competencies Self Assessment Form
  2. Jr. LINKS on-site Learning Survey

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to to seeing some of you this week on-site.

Thank you!

THIS WEEK’S RESOURCES:

  1. Shen’s Blog – https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/kshen
  2. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  3. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  4. Write Me a Note Lesson 10 Greeting Cards pg. 26-31
  5. COVID TIME CAPSULE pg. 3 all about me
  6. COVID TIME CAPSULE pg. 4 how I am feeling
  7. What in the World Level 1 – Issue 7 – COVID-19 Pandemic – Three Months That Have Changed the World pg. 2-6
  8. Ms. Shen – Core Competencies Self Assessment Form
  9. K.SHEN OPTIONAL RETURN TO SCHOOL SCHEDULE JUNE 1-12-2020

JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide Week 9 – MAY 25 – 29, 2020

Hi everyone,

Please see this week’s learning guide below. As always please do what you can depending on your family dynamics at this time.

This will be an interesting week. You might have heard in the news that school will resume on June 1st on an optional basis for some students. How this will look like, I am not sure. Staff will have lots of meetings this week and I will communicate with you as soon as I can. For now, please check your E-mail regularly and check the school website for messages to families with instructions. Please know it will all work out and personally I think it would be nice to have some structured routines for work and the family.

P.S. If your child cannot connect on TEAMS or unable to participate in school at least once per week, please let me know so I can inform your child’s teachers/staff. This will also reduce the number of phone calls needed to follow up on students that are “Disengaged.”

Thank you!

 

REMINDERS:

  • This week please check your E-MAILs and follow https://www.vsb.bc.ca/schools/vancouver-technical website for updates regarding schools reopening on SCHOOL 1st. Students/parents cannot just show up, please follow procedures communicated by the school.
  • TUESDAY May 26th, 2020 – Office will send out letter to parents from the school administration that outlines the framework of students’ return to school.
  • Please complete your Core-Competencies Self Assessment Form, this will contribute to your report card.

THIS WEEK’S RESOURCES:

  1. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  2. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  3. Write Me a Note Lesson 9 – Directions 24-25
  4. My Lock Down Diary pg. 13-14
  5. Shen – Core Competencies Self Assessment FORM
  6. Sample Chores List For Teens
  7. LINK: KIDZ BOP Dance Along videos – https://kidzbop.com/videos/
  8. LINK: Generation Genius – https://www.generationgenius.com/

JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide Week 8 – MAY 19 – 22, 2020

Hi everyone here is Week 8’s Remote Learning Guide:

As always do what you can, everyone’s situation is different during this unprecedented time. At the same time, challenge your self and be proud of your work and efforts.

REMINDERS:

  • THURSDAY MAY 21st, 2020 @ 2pm – ZOOM Meeting for All Jr. LINKS students, look out for the invite in your E-mail and on TEAMS.
  • Sundays – PE logs due to Mr. Keerklan (NC)
  • Weekly Attendance:
    • Complete your weekly JR. LINKS attendance by logging into TEAMS–>Attendance channel. MONDAY/TUESDAY each week.
    • ALL other ELECTIVEs classes will mark student for “Engagement” you must interact with your teachers at least ONCE PER WEEK to be marked “P – for present”, if you do not participate you will get a “D – for disengaged” and counsellors and ADMIN will have to follow up. Please Check with Electives teachers in by Thursday/Friday @ 3PM.

THIS WEEK’S RESOURCES:

  1. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  2. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  3. Write Me a Note Lesson 8 – Telephone Messages pg. 22-23
  4. My Lock Down Diary pg. 11-12
  5. LINKS: Covid Coloring Sheets: “Wash Your Hands” “Cover Your Cough” “Keep Your Germs to Yourself”
  6. Sample Chores List For Teens

 

WEEK 7 – JR. LINKS Learning Guide – MAY 11-15

Hi everyone, here is this week’s remote learning guide. Please do what you can depending on your unique situation and your family dynamic at this time.

Weekly PARTICIPATION Attendance:

  • Complete your weekly JR. LINKS attendance by logging into TEAMS–>Attendance channel. MONDAY/TUESDAY each week.
  • ALL other ELECTIVEs classes will mark student for “Engagement” you must interact with your teachers at least ONCE PER WEEK to be marked “P – for present”, if you do not participate you will get a “D – for disengaged” and counsellors and ADMIN will have to follow up. Please Check with Electives teachers in by Thursday/Friday @ 3PM.

REMINDERS:

  • Check TEAMS for due dates.
  • Please Check MyEd for TERM 3 Interim Report card and your Privisional Final Mark (PFM) published on May 8th, 2020.
  • FRIDAY MAY 15TH, 2020 is Pro-D Day
  • SUNDAY MAY 17, 2020 – Mr. Keerklan’s PE CLASS, your weekly activity logs due today – Nicholas
  • THURSDAY MAY 21, 2020 @ 2pm – LINKS ZOOM LIVE meeting. Check your email for invite and password.

THIS WEEK’S RESOURCES:

  1. WEEK 7 – JR. LINKS Learning Guide – MAY 11-15
  2. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  3. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  4. Compromise Worksheet
  5. Write Me a Note Lesson 7 – Short Notes pg.20-21
  6. My Lock Down Diary pg. 9-10
  7. Sample Chores List For Teens

Week 6-JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide- Monday MAY 4 – Friday MAY 8, 2020

Here is this week’s Learning Guide, this is also posted in TEAMS.

Weekly Attendance:

  • Complete your weekly JR. LINKS attendance by logging into TEAMS–>Attendance channel. MONDAY/TUESDAY each week.
  • ALL other ELECTIVEs classes will mark student for “Engagement” you must interact with your teachers at least ONCE PER WEEK to be marked “P – for present”, if you do not participate you will get a “D – for disengaged” and counsellors and ADMIN will have to follow up. Please Check with Electives teachers in by Thursday/Friday @ 3PM.

REMINDERS:

  • MONDAY May 4, 2020 @ 2PM –PE Teams Meeting with Ms. KEON – Ashley, Santiago, Jessica, Caroline, Sylvia
  • MONDAY May 4, 2020 @ 11:30 AM – Teams meeting for VT Concert Choir 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 – Sylvia and Jessica
  • THURSDAY MAY 7, 2020 @ 2pm – Teams Meeting for All Jr. LINKS students

THIS WEEK’S RESOURCES:

  1.  Week 6-JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide- Monday MAY 4 – Friday MAY 8, 2020
  2. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  3. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  4. Write Me a Note Lesson 6 – Classified Ads pg. 18-19
  5. My Lock Down Diary pg. 7-8
  6. LINK: www.funbrain.com
  7. LINK: kids.nationalgeographic.com
  8. Sample Chores List For Teens

Week 5 – JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide – Monday April 27 – Friday MAY 1ST, 2020

Hello Jr. LINKS families,

I hope you are all well as we enter our 5th week of remote learning. Here is this week’s Learning Guide. As usual, please do as much or as little depending on your family dynamics.

Weekly PARTICIPATION Attendance:

  • Complete your weekly JR. LINKS ATTENDANCE by logging into TEAMS–>Attendance channel. Please do this by MONDAY/TUESDAY each week.
  • ALL other Electives classes will mark student for “Engagement” you must interact with your teachers at least ONCE PER WEEK to be marked “P – for present”, if you do not participate you will get a “D – for disengaged” and counsellors and ADMIN will have to follow up.
  • Some examples of ways to participate:
    • “Like “or “comment” on a post in TEAMS
    • Complete forms or attendance/wellness check ins on Teams
    • Join a TEAMS meeting.
    • Complete Assignment and “Turn In” Teams classes.
    • “Turn in” partially or incomplete Assignments, explain to your teacher why you cannot complete it.
  • If you need assistance with Teams, please message/call Ms. Shen on TEAMS during school hours or contact your Electives teachers directly.
  • If there is a reason why you cannot participate or need further modification/adaptations of assignments, please let Ms. Shen and your teachers know through email.

Week 5 Resources:

  1. Week 5 – JR. LINKS Remote Learning Guide – Monday April 27 – Friday MAY 1ST, 2020 
  2. LINK: teams.microsoft.com
  3. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  4. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  5. Write Me a Note Lesson 5 – Bulletin Board Ads pg. 14-17
  6. My Lock Down Diary pg. 5-6
  7. LINK: https://www.raz-kids.com/
  8. LINK: https://bc.mathgames.com/
  9. Sample Chores List For Teens

Week 4 – Monday April 20 – Friday April 24, 2020

Hi everyone, please see below for this week’s  Learning Guide.

Please keep in mind these are only suggested activities. Please do as much or as little depending on your family situation. All families have different priorities at this time, so please put your family first.

If you cannot print this at home, please write on a separate sheet of paper. (Student Name, Date, Title of Assignment, Page Numbers)

This weeks Resources:

  1. Week 4 – Monday April 20 – Friday April 24, 2020 Learning Guide pdf
  2. Week 4 – Monday April 20 – Friday April 24, 2020 Learning Guide 
  3. Money Matter Math Package (most students are on this package)
  4. Drive Through Math Package (JT and NC are on this package, menu on pg.30)
  5. Write Me a Note Lesson 3 – Notices pg. 13-17
  6. My Lock Down Diary pg. 3-4
  7. LINK: https://www.comakedo.ca/
  8. LINK: https://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/kshen
  9. Sample Chores List For Teens