FLEX DAY OPPORTUNITIES
|Date: Friday January 21st, 2022|
|Appel, Ann Marie||Portable 4||English and Socials 9 support. Leadership 9 activities.|
|Bayles, Esther||205||Test Centre|
|Beckett, Heather||202||Academic support for English, ELL learners and Social Justice.
Environment Club activities.
|Bullock, Ian||Portable 3||English 10-12 Support|
|Chase, Lisa||506 & 510||Open rooms for currently enrolled Photo/Art and marketing students/MITV. Consultation with Independent Studies students.|
|Courage, Andrea||205||Test Centre|
|Cunningham, Colin||Weight Room||Extension of learning opportunity for those students currently in a Fitness Elective. Not open to all students (yet) due to capacity concerns.|
|Duncan, Linsay||Band Room 512||First 20mins – Bari Sax 1 on 1. Second 20mins – Stand Up Bass 1 on 1. Rest of the Flex Block open for help and practicing.|
|Feustel, Alan||Metal Shop Room 508||Open shop for project work for currently enrolled shop students. Max of 24 students at a time.|
|Gellatly, Tara||Port 1||Academic support for English 9, Sc Hum 9 and Core French 8 students.|
|Graham, Dave||306||Math Science help and Lab make ups.|
|Gravel, Louis||203||French Immersion Academic Support for Grades 8-10|
|Green, Larry||302/ MPR||Support for Foundations of Math 12, Life Sciences 11 and Workplace Math 10. Rewrites for Foundation of Math 12 quizzes. / Leadership meeting and Grad council in MRP|
|Hagel, Coral||506||Citizenship Support|
|Hagel, Stace||Gym||Badminton Club|
|Holland, Shawn||201||Academic support for students in English – all grades welcome|
|Janzen, Greg||106||Capstone Presentations – Do Not Disturb Please|
|Jokanovich, Carol||404||Academic support for Sp 9 and Intro 11, Fr 9 and Psych 12|
|Jones, Sarah||104||Academic support for Math 8, Math 10 and Science 10|
|Keys, Stephanie||101||Sciences Humaines 9 et 11 support|
|Kotapski, Jill||Student Services||Counselling appointments for students|
|Lagrandeur, Pascal||102||Academic support for Francais Langue 8 and 9 and Core French 8 Students|
|Lineger, Peter||506-Library||CLE 11 Support|
|Lockquell, Jouska||509||Art room 509 closed this week please go to 510 for studio time if it is open.|
|Long, Deb||Student Service||Counselling appointments|
|MacKinnon, Ross||202||Academic Support for Careers 8|
|McCallum, Amy||Portable 5||French immersion academic support, and Core French 11 support. DELF exam preparation (Core French 11 only).|
|McKillican, Debra||105||Academic support for Chem 11 and Anatomy and Physiology 12|
|Morellato, Tara||405||Make up Labs for the past two weeks only. Must be prearranged.|
|Mulrooney, Victoria||403||ISP Academic support|
|Murcheson, Kim||103||Math contest info, accounting 11/12 and Math 12 help / catch up / tests|
|Nelson, Phil||303||Science help ( no magic club…sorry)|
|Pahl, Simmy||Portable 6||Academic Support for FMPC 10 and Math 9. Missed tests for grade 9’s|
|Parsons, Chantel||100||Academic support for Humanities 8 (showing “The Noble” video) and Genocide Studies 12 (support students with Memorial projects). End of term is near!|
|Pendak, Jesse||305||Academic support, chess, MITV support|
|Peters, Jordan||301||Academic support for English 10/11, creative writing mentoring for all students|
|Ramwell, Devon||206||Reading buddies & Volunteer Opportunities|
|Reintgen, Claudia||100 & 101||Academic support for Social Studies 10|
|Richards, Tracy||library (maybe 506 as well)||Library supervision, Dungeons & Dragons club and 3D printers|
|Riley, Jen||511||Academic support for English 8|
|Rotter, Serena||Student Services||Counselling appointments for students|
|Roy, Stephane||402||Academic support for Senior French Immersion|
|Smith, Brad||Stage||Academic support for improvisational, conventional and technical theater|
|Storey, Aarlen||406||Academic/Learning Support|
|Streit, Christian||Portable 2||Academic support for Math.|
|Tattrie, Jim||Wood Shop||Course/project support for current shop students (max of 24 students)|
|Taylor, Mark||200||Computers are available for work and learning (quiet). Math help available in room 200.|
|Tobacca, Blake||Gym||Sport Performance Basketball Skills Training (max of 25)|
|Watt, Christi||400||*** CLC 12-Capstone presentations***|
|Welbourn, Rachel||304||Academic support for Math and Science. Math club/math contest prep|
|Williamson, Tammy||300||Make Up Labs for the current week only. Must be prearranged.|
|Yilmaz, Kayla||206||Reading Buddies and Volunteer Opportunities|
|Zirkl, Heidi||401||Academic support for Socials 9, Socials 11 and Law 12. Overflow work area for the library.|
As we head into the 2021-2022 school year we are reviewing ways we can re-connect students to their school outside of the classroom and provide them with some flexibility and support with their learning.
Following discussions with teaching staff and students we will be implementing some flexible learning time most Fridays to provide the following enrichments:
- Extra time with classroom teachers to complete assignments, tests and/or receive additional instruction as required.
- Provide time during the school day for students to connect with school groups outside of regular classroom instruction such as Environment club, MITV, Interact club, Garden club and many others.
- Allow students access to the fitness centre and gymnasium for extensions of course related learning.
- Provide opportunities for performing arts groups to meet within the school day prior to events such as band, choir, improv, district musical, etc.
- Develop potential mental health supports for students through our Inclusive Services Centre.
- Provide time for local community engagement events and Capstone presentations.
- Additional opportunities as the year progresses based on student needs and interests.
In a 2020-2021 Isfeld parent survey 72% of parents surveyed responded strongly agreed or agreed that “the flex block provides an opportunity for my child to get extra support.” As well, over 50% of parents responded positively (and over 15% were neutral) to “my child took full advantage of the flex block opportunities at their school.”
Flex Block Guidelines:
- It is a block within the required school day (9:00 – 3:10) with the same attendance expectations as all other blocks. Students have the flexibility to choose where they attend.
- If a student is required by a teacher to be in attendance in their room to complete missing assignments/tests that will take priority over all other activities.
- Support from parents/guardians is paramount in Flex block being successful. Parent encouragement to ensure students use Flex block as a valuable tool in their learning journey through consistent attendance, work completion and involvement in the many positive aspects of our school culture is key factor in student success.
- The Flex block structure will be reviewed at the end of each term. Key indicators will be attendance, course/assignment completion, involvement in school culture activities and parent feedback among others.
- Administration will continuously communicate with students and staff regarding the Flex block structure. If it is deemed it is not being used as intended or helping to achieve school goals, we will return to a regular block schedule.
Our Flex block will take place on Fridays starting September 24th and will follow this bell schedule:
|9:00 – 9:55||Block One||55 mins|
|9:58 – 10:53||Block Two||55 mins|
|10:56 – 11:51||Block Three||55 mins|
|11:51 – 12:36||Lunch||45 mins|
|12:39 – 1:39||Block Four||60 mins|
|1:42 – 3:10||FLEX||88 mins|