Parents

Program Overview

LPSD is excited to continue our online programming to provide students and their families greater flexibility in designing their learning according to their personal and unique context. 

LPSD Online Gr 1 - 12 provides Saskatchewan curriculum. 

LPSD Online Grade 1-6

Online classes in Gr. 1-6 are a blend of asynchronous and synchronous learning. Students have an assigned teacher who provides academic support, regular check-ins and communication, and schedule guidelines to help students successfully progress through their program. Students in Grade 1 to 6 will have daily virtual connections with their teacher; Teachers also provide daily open times in which students can join online for support as needed.  

For more information, please visit: LPSD Online, or call Mrs. Torrie Oliver at Winston Churchill Elementary - 306-825-2626.

LPSD Online Grade 7-12

Online courses are asynchronous, allowing students to work through their classes at their own pace. Each course has an assigned teacher who provides academic support, regular check-ins and communication, and due date guidelines to help students successfully complete their course work on time. Teachers also provide open times during the week in which students can join online for support as needed. 

For more information, please visit LPSD Online, or call Mr. Rob Merilees at Avery School - 306-825-9088.

Additional Information:

  • Teachers will provide an orientation in the fall to help students navigate the online learning platform.
  • Consistent and reliable internet and computer access is necessary for online learning.
  • LPSD Online coordinates with the LPSD elementary and middle school calendars. 
  • Teachers schedule help sessions with individual students when they deem targeted support and instruction are needed. 
  • With the exception of daily open help sessions which are optional for students, students are expected to attend all teacher-scheduled sessions. 

To register for online learning, please click here.  https://www.lpsd.ca/students-and-parents/registration 

Gr. 1 - Gr. 6 Program

  • LPSD Online Gr 1 - 6 is based through Winston Churchill School and offers a full-time Gr. 1 - 6 Saskatchewan curriculum program. For more details visit the "Academic Program List Grade 1-6" below.
  • Students in Grades 1 - 8 use Moodle as their online learning platform. Teachers will provide an online orientation in the fall to help you navigate the platform.
  • Consistent and reliable internet and computer access is necessary for online learning. 
  • For Grade 1-3 students, learning involves a blend of synchronous and asynchronous delivery models. With synchronous learning, the teacher is online with the students at the same time, providing instruction and guidance. With asynchronous learning, students access course content on their own, with the support of a teacher when necessary.
  • For Grade 4 - 6 students, learning is primarily asynchronous, with  synchronous components.
  • The majority of content is delivered online, with supplemental print materials provided.
  • LPSD Online coordinates with the LPSD elementary  school calendars. 
  • Students in Grades 1 through Grade 6 connect with their teachers each day, in a combination of whole class, small group, or individual online sessions.
  • Teachers provide daily open help sessions for students. Attendance is optional for these sessions.
  • Teachers schedule help sessions with individual students when they deem targeted support and instruction are needed. 
  • With the exception of daily open help sessions, students are expected to attend all teacher-scheduled sessions. 
  • Edsby, a digital communication and management platform, is used for student grades, progress reports, and report cards. Parents and students in some grades will  have access to Edsby.  Additionally, report cards will be emailed to parents in alignment with the LPSD school calendar.
  • LPSD Online supports students’ individual learning and social-emotional needs. The principal, in consultation with parents, will coordinate additional student supports. 
  • Please visit (Parent and Student tab/links) for additional information.

Supporting Your Child in LPSD Online Learning

Parents play an important role in their child’s online learning. Below are recommendations for supporting your child in an online program.

  • Determine a dedicated time and place each day to work on school. Discuss with your child a daily and weekly plan. 
  • Check in with your child weekly regarding progress in relation to the recommended schedule and due date guidelines provided by your child’s teacher. Active engagement is a key factor in a student’s success in online learning. If your child is behind the recommended pace, help set a plan for catching up. Your child’s teacher can also provide assistance in developing a plan.  Please refer to the below "Active Engagement in Online Learning"
  • Encourage your child to contact their teachers for help when needed. Teachers have daily open times during which students can log in for support. If students need additional support outside of these times, they can contact their teachers to arrange this. 
  • Teachers schedule virtual meetings with their class and communicate this schedule to their students. Attendance is expected since important information and guidance are provided during these check-ins. Additionally, teachers will schedule help sessions with your child if they deem targeted support and instruction is needed. If your child is unable to attend these weekly check-ins or extra sessions, please communicate this to your child’s teacher, and in advance of the meeting when possible.
  • Maintain communication with your child’s teacher. Teachers regularly send communication to parents, but if you have any questions about the program or your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher via email. The primary source of communication between the LPSD Online team and parents is the parent’s home contact email. It is recommended to check this source at least twice a week for information. 

Active Engagement in Online Learning

Active engagement is a key factor in a student’s success in online learning. It is an expectation that students will actively engage in their online program. 

Levels of Engagement




Actively Engaged Student

- logs into a course or works on course materials on a regular basis (Gr. 1 - Gr. 8: average  10 - 15  hours per week; Gr. 9 - 12: 5 hours/course per week) 

- accesses all course content and  instructional material

- attends all required virtual sessions, as scheduled by the teacher

- contacts teacher when additional support or clarification is needed

- completes and submits assignments according to the recommended schedule and due date guidelines provided by the teacher



Moderately Engaged Student

- logs into course irregularly (less than an average of 5 hours per week)

- accesses some course material, but skips or misses parts of the course content

- does not contact teacher when in need of clarification and only communicates when contacted by the teacher

- completes and submits assignments, but is behind the recommended schedule and due date guidelines

Disengaged Student

- does not log in for a period of 5 or more days or logs in without engaging in content

- accesses minimal course content

- does not contact teacher and does not respond to emails from teacher or principal

- completes minimal assignments and is significantly behind the recommended schedule,  with many incomplete assignments

Disengaged students can expect the following actions:

Actions

Consecutive Inactive School Days

Actions

3-5

The teacher will call the parent to discuss concerns and encourage course engagement. 

5-7

The principal will email and phone the parents and  student, to review expectations of engagement, determine required next steps, and set a check-in date. 

Check- in date

The principal reviews the student’s level of engagement with the parent and student to determine if the expectations for engagement are in place. If expectations are not being demonstrated, the student may be redirected to in-person learning.

Orientation to Online Learning in LPSD

This course contains help videos and documents to support you in the successful completion of your online course.  

Using Chrome at Home

Students will need access to their Chrome accounts at home. The links below will help students sign in to a computer at home to access their Sunwest online learning portal, Google applications (Docs, Slides etc), Google folders, files, and bookmarks.

Sign in using your LPSD account:  firstname.lastname@lpsd.ca and your school password.

Here is a tutorial video as well.

Sun West Orientation 

Video tutorial

Google Drive Folder Setup 

You must organize your files and folders in Google Drive to be able to easily access your work. Create a folder for each subject area.

Video Tutorial

Adding Extensions from the Chrome Webstore

In order to digitally write on some of your assignments such as PDFs you will need to add an extension from the Chrome Web Store.

You are required to download Kami in order to digitally write on PDFs. Here is a video tutorial that takes you through this process.

You will not be submitting assignments via email, but rather, uploading your finished work to Moodle in Sun West.

Kami Extension for Annotating PDFs

Video tutorial that guides you through how to use Kami on a PDF assignment.

Note that you can also add a text box for adding in math answers - the video speaks about adding pen drawings, but not a text box.

IMPORTANT:  Save work when done

Uploading an Assignment from Google Drive to Sun West Moodle

Video tutorial

Step by Step Instructions for Opening and Typing on a PDF Document

Please CLICK HERE for a step by step guide.

Uploading Files for Submission in Sun West

Please CLICK HERE for a step by step guide.

Uploading Assignments that have been Printed 

  • Scan or take a picture of your work
  • Email the work to the student’s LPSD email address
  • Add to Google Drive into the correct subject folder
  • Follow the instructions above to then to submit to Sun West

Academic Program List Grade 1-6

Program List  Grades 1 - 6

Grade 1 and 2

English Language Arts

Spelling

Phonics

Phonemic Awareness

Raz kids

Balanced Literacy approaches including Guided Reading

Writing

Printing

Hard Copy Resources

Cornerstone Literature Collections

Math

Math Makes Sense Consumable

Mathletics

Social Studies

Science

Health

Arts Education:

Dance

Drama

Music

Art

Grade 3 - 6

English Language Arts

Balanced Literacy approaches including Guided Reading

Raz kids

Writing

Handwriting

Hard Copy Resources

Cornerstone Literature Collections

Math

Math Makes Sense textbook

Mathletics

Social Studies

Social Studies Textbook

Science

Science Textbook

Health

Arts Education:

Dance

Drama

Music

Art