(Principal, Alison Hancox and Head of School, Daylene Lauman)
August 31, 2021
Dear Parents, Caregivers, and Students:
Here is a warm welcome to parents, caregivers, and students who are joining our school community this fall!
We are thrilled to share the most current news for you regarding our fall programming.
Important Start up Information
1. Orientation information:
For all students and families who registered as of today, August 31st, we will be holding another orientation session next week. Please keep an eye on your email for information regarding date and time for that orientation. Classes for students registered as of today will commence after the orientation.
3. High school students including adult high school students
High school students will be registered in our mandatory Getting Ignited Online (GIO) orientation course and will receive Communication, Technology (CTS) credits for successful demonstration of learning. An orientation will be held in small cohorts and instructions will be shared for completion of this course before core courses will be released based on anticipated staggered completions the week of September 7th. Students will be learning strategies to ensure success online.
If you have not had your intake meeting please book an appointment with Dr. Daylene Lauman to confirm your course selections by clicking here.
4. Parent orientations
We will be hosting parent orientations and this information will be included in our orientation plans. Parent orientations will demonstrate how to use the learning management systems we will be using with students.
5. Home Education families
We will be in touch to orient you to next steps and how we will go ahead with home education plans, and booking one-on-one meetings. Travel and meeting with families under the current covid circumstances will be through technology. Please feel free to contact Principal Alison Hancox – alison.hancox@ignitecentre if you have any questions regarding home education programs.
6. Grades 1-6 Students:
We are still accepting student enrollments and need additional enrollments to make this teacher instructed program viable. We are doing our best to market the program. If parents wish to change enrollment to home education for grades 1-6, we can move your enrollment back to teacher instructed if we get enough numbers by September 29th. Please contact Alison.Hancox@IgniteCentre.ca to make the change in enrollment. We will do our best to keep you informed. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Please pass the word to family and friends. We expect some family decisions will be made after the first week of school, given the current COVID circumstances. We are prepared to be flexible and will respond as quickly as we can.
7. September 29, 2021
All students must plan to be online and in attendance at our- school wide assembly and in classes with teachers on Sep 29, 2021which is the Alberta Education student count date for ensuring enrollment is accurate at the school of choice. Details for this event and class schedules will be shared by teachers the first week of school.
8. Login Credentials to Ignite’s Online Courses:
Students and parents can expect after they receive the welcome letter, a subsequent email with login instructions for Google mail and for Moodle will be distributed. Students will learn about accessing courses during their orientation.
Adult students will receive an invoice for $125/credit prior to their enrollment in the core course in which they have enrolled. Fees must be paid prior to accessing coursework.