Vancouver students will have the opportunity to learn at home in September, school board announces

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The Vancouver School Board said it has heard concerns from parents about sending children back to class in September, and is developing an option that will allow students to start the school year by learning at home.The school board announced Friday that the temporary bridging program is being created in response to a survey of parents, and details will be available next week.

“It would be for families who are not ready to have their children return to teaching in person when school starts in September. It would be a temporary transition option that would allow students to learn remotely and receive educational support from the district ”. the school board said in a review posted.

Students who choose this option will remain enrolled in their local schools and the plan will likely include one-on-one time with a teacher.

Children will be placed in learning groups within their schools for a possible transition to in-person learning this school year.

Students across the province begin their return to class on September 10, with measures in place to prevent the widespread transmission of COVID-19.

All 60 districts in the province released their plans for the school year on Wednesday.

Central to the province’s guidelines is a plan to place students in learning groups of 60 to 120 children that will allow social interaction while simplifying the contact tracing process.

Vancouver’s plan originally included three options: full-time in-person classes; homeschooling with all the education provided by parents; and the distributed learning program offered by the Vancouver Learning Network Elementary Program.

The school board says 69% of parents who responded to its survey plan to send their children back to school full-time, while 29% were more interested in a “Learn at Home” bridging program.

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