Currently the Province of British Columbia is in Stage 2, which supports in class instruction. The BC Return to School Plan can be found here with students returning safely to school with limited student interactions in Learning Groups. French Immersion (grades 1-9) and Intensive French (grades 7-9) families in Mission that are unable to return to school, or unsure about regular schooling, do have other another possibility.
Summit Learning Centre is offering a Distributed Learning option for French Immersion/Intensive French students as an alternative to their regular school placement. In this learning option, French Immersion and ICF students work from home under the direction of two certified teachers. Students will only receive instruction in French from their French Language Arts Summit teacher. All other courses (ex. Social Studies, Science, Math etc.) will be taught in English by another assigned Summit teacher so that you can best your child's learning in English.
Immersion and ICF students enrolled in Summit Learning Centre can 'hold' their seat at their current school and transition back during the school year. Should you have any further questions about this program, please do not hesitate our French Program Coordinator, Shauna Néro at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in registering for the DL progam at Summit Learning Centre this year, please fill in the registrations. K-6 Registration Form or 7-9 Registration Form.
Completed registration forms can be sent to: summit.register@MPSD.CA. When sending out that information, please inform the registrar in the body of the letter that your child is going to need French Immersion or Intensive Core French support.
Some other information about Summit Learning Centre:
Summit at Silverdale provides a flexible, self-paced, and personalized learning model for families who choose to complete their education outside of the regular school setting. Their highly skilled educational team provides a caring and supportive learning environment as they partner with your family in implementing the BC school curriculum. As with all schools, Summit offers learning support, support from Educational Assistants, as well as support for our Indigenous students.
Please note that Distributed Learning is not "Hybrid Learning". Families can expect 4-5 hours of school work per day for your child depending on their skill level as well as their level of independence. Teachers in D.L. act as a resource to the parents/guardians as the at home facilitator and will be actively involved in assessing and giving feedback on learning, making adjustments to the learning plan, and offering support to parents as they work with their kids.