Prairie South School Division is excited for the expansion of the Virtual School. We are now offering grades 1 – 9 online - including French Immersion. The online staff are all looking forward to getting started and to meet each of their students and parents. Classes will start on Monday September 14th.
Note: The information on this page will be updated frequently so please check back.
Registration for Grades 1 - 9
Prairie South families can register with their local school. Registration is open until Friday September 11th. The Virtual School Online Teacher will then be in contact the students and parents.
Students have the option of leaving the Virtual School and returning to the classroom at the end of the reporting period. Students also have the option of leaving the classroom and starting online at end of the reporting period.
What does online learning look like?
From grades 1- 8 online teachers will be using Zoom to synchronously meet with students. Online teachers will also be using Google Classroom. Students will be expected to log into Zoom when class starts and to interact with the online teacher and other students. Students will be able to access resources in the Google Classroom. There will be breaks throughout the day. Students will not be expected to be in the Zoom classroom for the full school day. The school day will be structured similar to a regular school setting with scheduled subjects and break times.
Is it mandatory for students to use Zoom?
Yes. The primary instruction and interaction takes place in Zoom. Daily attendance will be taken at the start of the Zoom lesson. Students will not be expected to be in the Zoom classroom for the full school day.
What are the responsibilities of parents?
We rely on parents to help their children get setup with the Zoom lesson. We also rely on parents to monitor their children throughout the day and assist keeping them on-track and engaged with the lessons in Zoom and Google Classroom. If teachers find that students need assistance, they may text the parent.
What technology is required to take online classes?
Each child in the family taking online classes must have a device to connect to Zoom - we recommend a Laptop or Tablet. The children must also have Internet access. The students should also have access to a printer.
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