News from May 2020

  • ISABC April 2020 Monthly Newsletter

    May 1, 2020

    ISABC April 2020 Newsletter

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    ISABC April 2020 Newsletter

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  • Fraser Academy: *New* 6 Session Executive Function Online Coaching Package! - Registration is ongoing

    May 26, 2020

    Student motivation and organization can be tricky in this new online learning environment. Our new 6-session Executive Function Online Coaching package supports families with the transition to remote learning.

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    Student motivation and organization can be tricky in this new online learning environment. Our new 6-session Executive Function Online Coaching package supports families with the transition to remote learning. We can help students experience success with their learning, no matter the format!
    Click here to find out more: https://fraseracademyx.ca/programs-for-learners/executive-function-onlin...

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  • Fraser Academy: 1:1 Remedial Math Instruction - Offered remotely: Registration is ongoing!

    May 14, 2020

    1:1 Remedial Math Instruction - now offered remotely!

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    1:1 Remedial Math Instruction - now offered remotely!
    Students who have difficulty processing math will benefit from working with a 1:1 math instructor in our After3 program. Our instructors work with students to fill in any gaps in math knowledge and work towards bringing each student to grade level.
    Instructors begin at a student’s level of understanding and build from there, so students can make progress and feel successful.
     
    Click here to find out more: https://fraseracademyx.ca/programs-for-learners/after3/

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  • Fraser Academy: 1:1 OG Instruction & Academic Skills Development registration is ongoing!

    May 14, 2020

    1:1 OG Instruction & Academic Skills Development

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    1:1 OG Instruction & Academic Skills Development
    Students who struggle with reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension tasks will benefit from working with one of our 1:1 Orton-Gillingham language instructors. We conduct a diagnostic assessment of each student’s achievement levels and create an individualized program to improve skills.
    This proven approach to instruction will benefit students who do not get this type of individual attention in their regular school.
     
    Click here to register, or find out more: https://fraseracademyx.ca/programs-for-learners/after3/

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  • GNS Student Starts Non-Profit Tutoring Organization

    May 11, 2020

    Grade 10 student Taya Lee is using her drive and self-motivation to lend a helping hand, by starting a non-profit online tutoring organization called ‘School Helpers.’ The organization offers free one-on-one tutoring and support

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    Grade 10 student Taya Lee is using her drive and self-motivation to lend a helping hand, by starting a non-profit online tutoring organization called ‘School Helpers.’ The organization offers free one-on-one tutoring and support for students across Vancouver Island in Grades 4 to 9. They provide educational resources and a drop in question forum for students as well.

    “For many students and families, extra help, enrichment, or drop in support may not be accessible,” explained Taya. “In addition, as a result of school closures, many students are in a position where they have to learn independently, and many younger students require parental assistance. As a result, I felt it was necessary to start offering support to these younger students as soon as possible.”

    It has been a busy time for Taya, as she has put ‘School Helpers’ together by herself. From recruiting to organizing, and much more she has put a lot of time and effort into helping others.

    “Creating this organization has been an ongoing process,” she said. “I have been conducting research, creating a website with forms, advertising, managing a social media account, recruiting tutors, and emailing various schools around Vancouver island to find student interest.”

    There has already been a large amount of support from GNS students who have signed up and volunteered to be tutors (Grace, Thu, Amanda, Defne, Eya, Ella, Hopper and Hannah). Taya is also collaborating with Ian Kunka, the creator of the GNS Peer Tutoring Program. Students from other high schools on Vancouver Island are all encouraged to volunteer as tutors.

    While many online tutoring services are geared toward high school students, Taya says what makes ‘School Helpers’ stand out is the range of students they can help. Also, their services are free and require no long-term commitment.

    “Students are welcome to sign up for one or multiple tutoring sessions and also have the option of having help with just a single question using our drop-in question zone,” she said. “ At the same time, School Helpers provides leadership experience to high school students. The organization and its tutoring services are flexible and catered towards supporting parents and students.”

    Taya encourages students and families to promote Student Helpers to anyone who may be interested in tutoring services or volunteer tutoring positions.

    Interest forms can be found here, and volunteer tutor forms can be found here.

    Way to go Taya for thinking of unique ways to help the GNS community and beyond!

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  • Useful Links concerning COVID-19

    May 19, 2020

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    Useful Links

    • COVID 19 Planning Resources      
    • Check out the “Good News in Education” webpage
    • The BC Centre for Disease Control's COVID-19 dashboard
    • The Ministry of Education Keep Learning website
    •  “7 Tips for talking to kids about COVID-19” poster on the Fraser Health website
    • Mar. 27 - A joint letter for Parents from Minister Fleming and the BCCPAC
    • Frequent Asked Questions “Continuity of Learning in the K-12 education system”
    • Education Minister Rob Fleming announces on March 17, 2020 in-school classes are suspended until further notice. The Minister’s letter to parents and staff can be found here
    • Information about COVID-19, including information for schools and families, is regularly updated on the BC Centre for Disease Control site
    • All joint statements from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix are posted here
    • The Provincial Pandemic Coordination plan
    • KIDS and COVID-19 QA
    • Ministry of Health response plans
    • Government of Canada - Novel Coronavirus in China Travel Health Notice
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