Burnaby School District
Resources to Support Student Learning
CONTINUITY OF LEARNING
The resources on this website are intended to support students with self-directed learning activities across a wide variety of subject areas. We will continue to add to the site regularly, so please check back frequently.
While the opportunities during the suspension of in-class instruction will not be a direct replacement for regular school, the Burnaby School District is dedicated to the continued learning of our students.
The Focus This Week
This week school staff will be connecting directly with each of our 25,000 students and their families. This may be by phone, via email, or through Microsoft Teams. It will be a chance to discuss what learning will look like in the coming weeks, as well as to check-in about any unique needs your student may have, as we work to organize support for our school communities.
While teachers are connecting with students and their families, we are focusing on the following initial explorations:
Student Email Addresses – A Key Tool
All secondary students are requested to check they can use their existing school district email address, so they can connect with their teachers through Microsoft Office 365. Some teachers of students in Grades 4-7 may also want students to use this. In the Students menu you will find instructions and guidance for students to set up their accounts, if they haven’t already done so.
Students – Secondary
Secondary students will focus on setting up their district email address and on completing the online module “Digital Citizenship Quest”.
Students – Elementary
Elementary students and their parents can access and explore activities by grade level – organized by Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Applied Design, Skills and Technologies, Fitness and Extension Activities. They are a mix of both online and offline activities for students, and some suggest the participation of an adult in the activity.
The focus in the parent resources section of the Continuing Learning Website for this first week is on setting schedules and routines with your children. We recognize that COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives, and the information on the site is intended to act as a guide and suggestions for you to consider.
While there are many resources out there that you may already be aware of, this curated list is organized by subject area, and includes some links to sites that you may access with the use of our district license.
Life looks different for all of us at the moment, and so does your child’s learning experience. The resources above are not intended to be a direct replacement for regular in-class instruction – rather they are designed to be flexible and supportive for families.
During these extraordinary times, your child is unlikely to spend the same number of hours a day on their continued learning as they spent at school. Please know that everything we are creating is with a view to providing a sense of connection, normalcy, and routine that keeps your child engaged in their own education. We will continue to support families in the very best way we can.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to review our Continuing Learning Website and above all, for your continued partnership in supporting your child’s learning experience.