Students

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.

LPSD: Online Communication Guidelines

​Written work makes up the majority of assessment in an online class and much of the communication is through email.  Developing strong writing skills is very valuable when working in an online environment.  These transferable skills will be useful as you continue into post-secondary education and the workplace.  Use the expectations below for email communication and written work in your LPSD Online class.

Email Communication Guidelines

  1. Email Address and Name
    • All LPSD students have access to an LPSD gmail account.  This is the email account  that students use for school based communication and submissions. 
  2. Header
    • Ensure the header or subject line conveys the message of the email.
  3. Be Polite and Respectful
    • Begin and end your email as you would a letter.
    • To avoid a misunderstanding, do not use sarcasm or humour in an email since written communication does not convey tone.
    • Do not use all capital letters and bold print since it implies SHOUTING
  4. Spelling and Grammar Matter
    • Do not use abbreviations or textspeak in a formal email.
    • Correct spelling and grammar aid you in conveying the message you want and lets the reader know you have spent time composing and checking your message.  Ensure you use correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation in your email.
  5. Be Clear and Concise
    • Your email should clearly communicate your message, but not be too lengthy.​
  6. Reread Before Sending
    • Always reread your email before sending it to ensure it communicates the message you want and to proof for spelling or grammatical errors.
    • If you are upset when writing an email, it is a good idea to wait before you send it.  It can be easier to say hurtful or disrespectful things behind a screen, but once you hit send, you cannot take them back.

Guidelines for Written Assignments

  1. Read the Instructions
    • Make sure you know the expectations prior to starting the assignment.
  2. Spelling and Grammar Matter
    • Even if it is not formally part of the evaluation, correct spelling and grammar are always important.  Unless otherwise stated, you should answer all questions in complete sentences and use correct capitalization, spelling, and punctuation.
  3. Proofread your Work
    • Before you submit, read and reread your assignment to check for any errors.  Reading your work aloud will help you catch any errors you may otherwise miss.  For major tasks, ask a friend or family member to help you proof your assignment.

Guidelines for Virtual Meetings 

LPSD Online Etiquette Guidelines

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