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Friday, November 27th, 2020

Upcoming Dates
Monday, November 30th - At-Home learning begins for all BCHS students
Principal's Message

On Tuesday, November 24th, Premier Kenney announced all gr. 7-12 students will shift to at-home learning for the next three weeks as well as the first week back from winter break in January (4th – 8th, 2021). Planned re-entry for in-person learning will be Monday, January 11th.
We have been working hard this fall to increase our digital presence and processes for the possible shift to at-home learning.
Starting on Monday, November 30th, students will not be attending in-person classes. Rather, they will join their class online using the links shared by teachers in their weekly learning plans.
These plans will arrive prior Monday morning prior at 9:00 AM and will share what is expected of students for the week ahead.
While this may conjure up memories of last spring for us, there are some key differences. Please refer to the chart below to read about a few:
Emergency Remote Learning (March – June 2020) At-Home Learning (November 30th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021
  • 9 hours maximum/week for gr. 9 students
  • 3 hours maximum/week per class for gr. 10-12 students
  • 15 hours maximum/week plus 1-2 hours for option classes gr. 9 students
  • 6 hours maximum/week per class for gr. 10-12 students
  • Marks could only go up
  • Marks can go up and down
  • Drop-in office hours scheduled throughout the week – no attendance taken
  • Students follow the bell schedule to attend classes during their regularly scheduled times each day.
  • Teachers connect with students daily to ensure questions are answered and instruction is given during regular class time.
  • Students were in-person classes for 5 weeks prior to going home.
  • Students have been in-person classes for 13 weeks prior to going home.
  • No planned re-entry point for students to in-person learning
  • Planned re-entry to in-person classes for students is Monday, January 11th
  • Specific option classes did not continue
  • All classes are continuing
To best succeed in learning over the next four weeks, students should:
For our students who are currently taking full online programming, this change will not impact you as your online teachers were already teaching online. Expectations and timelines for your courses will remain the same as you look to finish your first semester well.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working together to see our students have success,

Ryan Reed
Principal | Bert Church High School
Congratulations to Quinn on his commitment ot the Calgary Colts football club. Always great to see Chargers moving on to great opportunities.
Our students in Chemistry 30 enjoying a Catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide (aka Elephant's Toothpaste) experiment in Chemistry 30. Fun!
Thanks to local company Graphnix, our athletics hallway received a makeover last week. Photos of Charger athletes line the south hallway while photos of Charger alumni will adorn the North hallway. We're proud of our Chargers both past and present!
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