Who is eligible to sign up for the online elementary program?
Current Regina Catholic Schools students who are unable to return due to health considerations are able to register in this program. These health considerations extend to a student's family and those they are in close contact with.
Is a doctor's note or other documentation required for registration?
As part of the Duty to Accommodate process, a medical documentation may be required for registration.
How is content delivered in the Elementary Program?
Content will be delivered using a combination of live lessons and pre-built content modules.
What does a typical day look like?
We will follow a daily set schedule, using the Day 1 to 5 system. Each day will start and end with a class meeting or check in. Students will work on a variety of different subjects throughout the day. A sample schedule is shown below.
Is there flexibility as to when my child logs in?
Students are required to log into the course each day and follow the set class schedule. Morning and afternoon attendance will be taken and recorded each day.
Are all activities online?
Much of the instruction and assessment will take place in our online environment. There will some additional print material and other resources provided to students.
To help support a successful transition back to school, students will also participate in in-person learning one afternoon a week. This will take place at Holy Rosary School.
Is the curriculum covered in the through Learning Online?
Yes, students will be expected to complete all curricular outcomes. Unlike supplemental learning, students are required to complete all course work and will be assessed on all outcomes. Students will be issued a Regina Catholic Schools report card.
Students will complete RCSD and Provincial assessments for their grade level.
How will classes be created?
Specific groupings will depend on staffing and enrollment numbers. We anticipate the following split grades - 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8.
Will French Immersion be offered online?
All courses will be in English. French language support will not be offered though Learning Online.
If my child takes the online programming in English this year, can they register back in French Immersion next year?
Before a student can return to their French Immersion school, they will be required to complete a French Language assessment. Students who do not pass the assessment will be referred to an English language program/school.
Resources and Supplies
What technology is required to participate in Learning Online classes?
Students will need to have access to a computer or tablet to participate in Learning Online courses. Students will need to be able to use this device throughout the day. Families are responsible for providing the appropriate technology.
Will my child require any other supplies?
A supply list will be provided by the classroom teacher prior to the start of the school year.
I am ready to register for Learning Online, what is the next step?
Applications for Learning Online Elementary are no longer being accepted.
I have filled in an application form. What happens next?
All applicants will be contacted prior to June 20. After an application is accepted, parents will receive an email with a link to online permission forms. If you do not receive this email by June 30, please check your junk or spam folder.
Learning Online will send out additional information as the course start date gets closer.
If things improve, can I send my child back to their school during the year?
Students must commit to Learning Online for the first term, September 2 to January 28. In January, students will be able to apply for term two, February to June, or return back to school.
Learning Online may not continue for term two if the registration does not support having an online elementary school.
How can I find out more information about the program?
Parent information nights and student orientations will take place towards the end of August and the beginning of September. More information about these opportunities will be shared with families once the dates are set.
What is the first day of classes?
Classes will officially start on September 2.