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2020-2021 OHS Start Up Information- UPDATED

We are pleased to share this startup news and look forward to welcoming students back to school!

September 4th Schedule

On Friday, September 4th, we welcome our grade 11/12 students back into the building.  This will be a day to familiarize students with new routines and procedures that will be occurring at Oilfields. For Friday, we would like to provide everyone the following information: 

  • Students will receive a paper copy of their schedule (digital copy was emailed home today) and additional masks when they arrive. 
  • All students are directed to meet in the football field when they arrive where they are to physical distance and wear masks as they arrive.
  • Students will not receive lockers at this time (They will have to carry items with them).
  • Doors open at 8:40 am and classes start at 8:50 am. 
  • The concession and vending machines will NOT be available at this time.
  • Loop by the front door of the school will be closed to parent vehicle traffic for drop off and pick up, except for those students with mobility issues or wheelchairs etc. 
  • Students will also have an opportunity to meet with most of their teachers in a Day One Schedule. Students should be prepared to start in class instruction.  
  • Lunch - Grade 11/12 students can leave campus for lunch (Designated doors will open at 12:30).

 - A designated lunch room is available for Grade 11 and 12 Students who remain on Campus. 

  • Next day of school for Grade 11 & 12 students is Tuesday, September 8.

School Admin will be available Thursday evening at 7:00 pm to answer any questions via ZOOM Meeting. See Parent email for link.

 

 

Junior High Schedules will be sent out to parents/guardians and students shortly as we finalize changes to ensure we follow the guidelines created by Alberta Health Services (AHS).  As recommended, students have been placed into three classroom cohorts to reduce Covid19 exposure and support contact tracing should an infection occur.   As such, each grade level is divided into three classroom cohorts (Ex:  7A, 7B, 7C). Each classroom cohort will remain together throughout the day for Lunch, Core and Complementary Courses.   

  • Students in grade 7 will be taking English Language Arts and Social Studies in the first semester, with Math and Science taken in the second semester.  
  • Students in grade 8 will be taking English Language Arts and Science in the first semester and Math and Social Studies in the second semester
  • Students in grade 9 will be taking Math and Social Studies in the first semester, and Language Arts and Science in the second semester.  

 This schedule will limit the number of courses each semester that our Junior High Students will take if there is a return to online learning.  Also, most Junior High students will receive daily PE / Physical Activity in a variety of settings (Indoor/Outdoor) throughout the first semester.  Students must be prepared to spend time outside during the day, regardless of the weather.  

 We are planning for students to receive exposure to a variety of complementary courses over the course of the year (See Below).   Our staff are working to provide flexibility within their complementary courses to support the learning needs and interests of the students over the course of the semester. 

Senior High Schedules will be sent out to parents/guardians and students next week as we finalize changes to ensure we follow the guidelines created by Alberta Health Services (AHS).  As recommended, students will be placed into grade level cohorts to reduce exposure and support contact tracing should an infection occur. Grade level cohorts will remain together throughout the day for Lunch, Core and Option Courses.  

We will email schedules out to High School students and parents before their first day of classes. 

  • Wednesday September 2 for grade 10’s 
  • Friday September 4 for grade 11/12’s. 

We will be working diligently to reduce as much movement as possible for students when in the building. At this point, lockers will not be available to the students as we start the school year.   Students will need to be prepared to spend time outside during the day, regardless of the weather.   Our staff are working to provide flexibility within their complementary courses to support the learning needs and interests of the students over the course of the semester so that they receive the credits necessary for graduation.

  In regards to personal electronic devices, we are encouraging students who have portable technology devices (Chromebooks, Laptops) to use them when required for learning.   School based technology (Chromebooks, Desktops, etc) and paper options are still available, but personally owned devices can be used to limit the amount of sharing when they are required. 

 

Start Up Schedule

  • August 31st - Grade 7 / 8 Students Only.   
  • September 1st - No School for Students 
  • September 2nd - Grade 9 / 10 Students Only 
  • September 3rd - No School for Students 
  • September 4th - Grade 11 / 12 Student Only 

 

School Opens at 8:40 and Classes Begin at 8:50 am.  Students are not permitted to enter the school before 8:40. School ends at 3:30 pm. 

LOCKERS: Lockers will not be available for students.  They will need to carry all items with them for the day.   

 We will continue to provide updates to parents and students as we prepare for relaunch. 

 AHS Guidelines Scenario One Re-entry: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/3bc9f561-36aa-4ac8-8e73-afce55227c05/resource/f71d4554-d91b-4c69-82ed-6bd7efc322e8/download/covid-19-guidance-for-school-re-entry-scenario-1.pdf

 FSD Relaunch Handbook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O1mLF00vTFxbQx_NQKmcE-hmHLN-jzQ0jbsDwSa0hcI/edit 

 

Jr. High Complementary Courses for Semester One:

 Digital Tech: This course will focus on giving students a broad understanding of a number of digital technologies including, but not limited to, graphic design, photography, and animation. What we focus on will be determined by the interests of the students.

 Foods & Textiles: In Foods Studies students explore the basics of food preparation, nutrition, kitchen and food safety, presentation, baking basics, and essential basic competencies. In Textile Arts, through different assignments and projects, students learn machine-sewing essentials, knitting and crochet fundamentals, and hand sewing basics. Creativity is used to design individual textile projects. Students have the choice in preparing a garment or project of their preference, dependent on sewing level. Students may also be required to purchase materials for their projects

 Recreational Education: REC ED provides students with opportunities for learning in a variety of health related activities.   Students may experience elements of instruction in Outdoor Education, Fitness and other Recreational Activities.  Each student is asked to be prepared for regular outdoor participation in all types of weather. 

 Visual and Performing Arts:  Enrich your life by diving into the arts, growing as an artist, and positively affecting the lives of those around you with newfound talents!  The goal of this course is to spark an interest in art forms that you may not have tried on your own. This course will provide a unique opportunity to learn through the arts by combining elements from art, drama, and film through a collaborative and creative process. You will develop an understanding of how the arts are connected by learning how the various disciplines overlap and complement each other, while having the flexibility to develop specific skills in creating art, performing, and studying film.

 TECH ED: This class is designed to introduce students to the world of trades, manufacturing, and technology. The purpose of this class is to familiarize students with shop/industrial safety, various woodworking hand tools and power equipment, arc welding, sheet metal fabrication, plumbing, and hopefully some blacksmithing/forging work.  Each student will work on various individual projects as well as contributing to the group-learning environment. Students are given the opportunity to explore some of their interests while progressively developing the knowledge and skills to further pursue their passion in these career fields. 

 STEM:  In this complementary course, students will participate in diverse activities, labs and projects that will encourage student choice. Students will explore the scientific method and gain experience in the engineering design process while learning about how science, technology, engineering and mathematics are connected. Students will also be offered extra support for mathematics to further develop their mathematical reasoning and problem solving.

 Jr. Languages: This course is a basic and fun exploration of both Spanish and French. We will use student-storytelling, cultural activities, and plenty of games. The emphasis is on understanding the languages with increasing ability to write and speak in a supportive and interactive learning environment.

 

Band

Junior / Senior Instrumental Music (Wind Ensemble / Guitar): This course will provide students with the opportunity to continue growing and developing skills on their band instrument through at school and  independent at-home activities that include adaptable repertoire (flexible band arrangements), teacher assigned technique and exercises, and individualized recording projects.  At the same time, in-school learning activities have been designed to take students through an introduction to guitar where they will learn guitar techniques, music theory, and be able to participate in individual and small group performances.  

 Junior / Senior Instrumental Music (Wind Ensemble / Percussion): This course will provide students the opportunity to continue growing and developing skills on their band instrument through at school and  independent at-home activities that include adaptable repertoire (flexible band arrangements), teacher assigned technique and exercises, and individualized recording projects.  Provisions for individual and group learning/playing in cohorts at school will also be made available.  At the same time, in-school learning activities have been designed to take students through an introduction to percussion ensemble where they will be able to learn (hands-on) about how to play various types of percussion instruments (including being able to bring creative instruments from home), focus on rhythm and playing together as an ensemble, music theory, with opportunities for small group performances.

Both programs are open to junior / senior high students.  High school students who enroll into one of the two options are eligible for 3 credits, and if they enroll into both, are eligible for 5 credits for the year.  Special programs will also be made available for band students who may not be able to attend in-school learning to complete lessons at home and online for credits.

*Instrumental music is available for a semester or the year.   

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

Thank you for your continuing support. Please check our school website for updates or you may email questions to oilfields@fsd38.ab.ca or by phone 403-938-4973.

The Staff at Oilfields High School.