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Registration Note

RVS is creating two new online schools, Grade 1 – 9 and Grade 10 – 12, starting in the 2021/22 school year.

Both schools will build on the successful RVS Online Learning offering from 2020/21 and introduce some changes to improve the virtual learning experience for students.

Each school will be its own unique school with its own principal, teachers, staff, and access to various student supports. Class sizes will be similar to those in a face-to-face school, recognizing this can change depending on enrolment numbers. Please note, online learning is not available to Kindergarten students.

French Immersion and faith-based programming will not be offered in our 2021/22 online schools.

Parents and students should be aware this is a decision that is to be in place for the duration of the year. Students will be transferred from their current school and registered in the online school. We are unable to accommodate new registrations for online school after May 31 or to switch those who are registered in online school back to an in-person school. Please consider your decision carefully. For more information please contact your area director at 403-945-4016.

Find more information in RVS Online Schools Parent/Guardian Information or review some commonly asked Questions and Answers.

Registration

Registration is open May 12 at 8 a.m. – May 31 at 5 p.m. via SchoolEngage.

To register please go to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, select “SchoolEngage,” select your child’s name, select “Online School Registration 2021-2022”. For further assistance on making your selection using SchoolEngage please view the video tutorial.

 

Instruction

Students are taught through a combination of real-time online video interaction and instruction, online activities/resources, pre-recorded videos, and through independent work.

Students are not expected to be online all day. Teachers will be available online during the school day to answer questions, problem solve with a student, or provide feedback during task completion. There will also be opportunities for students to work at their own pace within the day, week, or topic.

  • Grades 1 – 9: The teacher will establish a daily routine, including a minimum of two real-time online video sessions each day, which may be whole class, small group or one-on-one. The average hours of work per student per week will be similar to those students attending in-class learning. All core curriculum and outcomes in the Program of Studies will be covered for each grade similar to the in-person offerings in RVS. At the older grades, elective options will be defined closer to the start of the school year. Students will also be expected to complete assignments independently and/or with family support. Students will be assessed as if they were in a regular classroom.
  • Grade 10 – 12: Students will be supported through video sessions/tutorials with their online teachers, including a minimum of two real-time online video sessions per course per week. Schedules for these sessions and expectations for student participation will be provided by the teacher. These classes will have a blend of self-directed and teacher-led activities. The courses will address all outcomes in the Program of Studies and prepare students for provincial diploma exams and other school- based final assessments. Courses available include: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Sciences at various academic sequences (e.g., -1, -2, -3) where the enrolment is adequate, CALM and Physical Education. Please be aware some options available in-school will not be available online due to the equipment and in-person nature of those classes. Exact option courses offered online will be determined closer to the start of the school year.

Students and parents/guardians will receive ongoing teacher feedback on student performance. Teachers are accessible and here to help!

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