Remote Learning Plan

January 19, 2021

Announcement Regarding: Provincial Shutdown Across Ontario

December 23, 2020

TBCS Families,

I hope this message finds you relaxed with family and friends as we anticipate celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior. God sent His Son to live among us; He experienced every kind of struggle and joy. For everything we persevered through in 2020 and for whatever lies ahead of us for 2021, may we be comforted remembering that the presence of the Holy Spirit is always among us all. 

On Monday afternoon, the Provincial government announced a lockdown of all non-essential businesses. As well, schools are to move to teacher-led remote learning beginning January 4th. As of right now, the province has announced that our public health unit region will be able to return to in class learning on January 11th. We will monitor this closely over the next 3 weeks and will send any amendments to this plan as soon as necessary. We have plans in place in case of a further shut down.

Considering this current shutdown announcement, here is our proposed plan for the week of Jan 4 – 8, 2021:

  • Monday – Teachers will meet on Monday morning to go over the exact remote learning plan for the week. Packages will be made for each student.
  • Tuesday – Teachers will continue working on packages. Packages will be ready for pickup starting after lunch on Tuesday. Emails will be sent to families when packages are ready. If you are unable to pick up your family’s package, please contact the school office and we will arrange for delivery.
  • Wednesday to Friday – Time for students to work on homework packages. This is mandatory schoolwork that will be graded and count towards their overall marks.
  • Thursday to Friday afternoon – School work can be handed in to be marked. If you can, return your child’s work to the school during this time. It would be appreciated so that teachers can mark and evaluate where each child is at, and start fresh on Monday January 11, 2021. If you cannot return it during this time, it will be due Monday morning.

Our plan is that the work sent home will keep us all on task, but in no way overwhelm families. This plan is to maintain our MOE mandatory instructional time for the school year. If we do not continue remotely, we will need to extend our school year further into June. We do not expect parents to be teachers to their children. Teachers will be available all week during school hours for any assistance to the students. The details of how each teacher can be reached will be included in your child’s individual package sent home.    

Thunder Bay Christian School is committed to the wellbeing of each community member. We care about the safety of our entire school family! Our prayer is that by following the public health guidelines we are protecting our loved ones and showing our support and respect to each individual around the globe that is or has been affected by this pandemic.

Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime,

In His Service,

Jolene Makkinga