FLEX DAY OPPORTUNITIES

Date: Friday January 21st, 2022
Teacher Location Description
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