The government recently announced an additional one-time payment for eligible parents or guardians of:

  • $200 for each child up to age 12
  • $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs
  • The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.
The newly released funding re: Support for Learners https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-learners applies to TDSB families/students. 
 
Parents should select: “my child is enrolled in a publicly funded school” then select the school board,

Remote Learning Guidelines

Remote Learning Guidelines for ALL Students

Dear Families and Students, 

 

We would like to thank you for your continued partnership in Quad 2 as we move toward supporting both in-person and remote learners through a Hybrid Simultaneous Learning Model in some classes. 

 

Students who are attending in-person classes during Quad 2 are scheduled into Cohort A and in some cases, Cohort B due to class sizes.  Students scheduled into remote learning at Jarvis are scheduled into Cohort B of each class.  Some classes are completely remote in Cohort B and some classes have a combination of in-person and remote students in Cohort B.  For classes that have a combination of in-person and remote students, the teacher will provide simultaneous learning for all students using their online platform.  Students will learn if their Cohort B class is fully remote or a mix of in-person and remote learners at the first class.  The makeup of each Cohort B classes may change over the course of Quad 2, depending on student needs. 

 

Students learning remotely are required to log on to the online platform and be present and active from 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for their remote Day 2/4 (Cohort B) classes.  Likewise, students learning in-person will continue to be required to be in class by 8:45 a.m. for each in-school period.  All students will continue to participate in live afternoon online sessions each afternoon and engage Independent learning from home on alternate mornings. 

 

*New this Quad: Students will have attendance reported for the Asynchronous Independent at-home work period.

 

As we are all adapting to the new model we, as a school, are learning and refining our practices regarding teaching and learning.  Moving forward into Quad 2 we aim to provide optimum teaching and learning for all students. With this in mind we have developed our Jarvis C.I. Remote Learning Guidelines which we will be using for ALL Jarvis C.I. students for the remainder of this year. 

 

Our JCI Remote Learning Guidelines prioritize student and staff safety as we continue to exercise responsible digital citizenship.  The JCI Remote Learning Guidelines are also designed to support on-line student engagement.  Whether students are working in-school or at home, we want to support each student with routines and structures that will help them with their learning skills, study habits and overall achievement. 

 

Please take a moment to review the JCI Remote Learning Guidelines for ALL Students as a family using the attached document.  This information will also be communicated in classes at the beginning of Quad 2 as it will require that we develop a new set of habits for online attendance and taking tests remotely, as well as online engagement and behaviour. 

 

If you require additional clarification please contact the school and speak to myself, Mr. Harvey, Ms. Tsingos or Mr. Sinclair.  

 

Thank you. 

 

Stay well and safe.

 

Michael Harvey

Principal

 

Quad 2 Structure

Earlier in Quad 1 Jarvis families were asked to complete a survey regarding remote learning through Jarvis for Quad 2. 

Families that completed the survey before the deadline and have now been scheduled into remote learning at Jarvis for Quad 2 will receive a confirmation email shortly. 

As you may already know, students who are switching from in-person to virtual learning in Quad 2 will receive remote (at home) instruction through our school, and not through the Virtual School.

With more than 8,500 secondary students across the TDSB switching to virtual learning for Quad 2, this decision was made to maintain stability, avoid a significant reorganization, and ensure that students continue to have access to the courses they want and need.

Students who are attending in-person classes during Quad 2 are scheduled into Cohort A and in some cases, Cohort B due to class sizes.  Students scheduled into remote learning at Jarvis are scheduled into Cohort B of each class.  Some classes are completely remote in Cohort B and some classes have a combination of in-person and remote students in Cohort B.  For classes that have a combination of in-person and remote students, the teacher will provide simultaneous learning for all students using their online platform.  Students will learn if their Cohort B class is fully remote or a mix of in-person and remote learners at the first class.  The makeup of each Cohort B classes may change over the course of Quad 2, depending on student needs.  Students learning remotely will be required to log on to the online platform and be present and active from 8:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for their Day 2/4 (Cohort B) classes.  All students will continue to participate in live afternoon online sessions each afternoon and Independent learning from home on alternate mornings. 

To better support students in this new mode of learning and strive for equity for all students we will be providing revised parameters and guidelines for online learning for all Jarvis students during the first week of classes.  We will also share the revised guidelines for online learning with families to help better understand how to support their child.

Beginning Quad 2, the TDSB is expecting schools to record attendance in the morning when students are learning from home/asynchronously.  This will allow automated calls to go out and notify parents/guardians about their child’s attendance during the Independent at-home period (which begins at 8:45 a.m.).    More information will be shared regarding the new attendance procedure during the first week of classes. 

Students will receive Quad 2 timetables electronically on Friday, November 20. Students can access the timetable using TDSB Connects App and selecting November 23, 2020 from the Timetable feature.  Please go to the TDSB website for additional information, if needed.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support, patience and flexibility.

Sincerely,

Michael Harvey

Principal