WINTER WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT: All Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows public schools are OPEN today, Friday, January 17. Regular buses are on snow routes. Special needs buses are not running today. Give yourself extra time to get to school. If you have personal concerns about the ability to travel safely to school, make other arrangements and notify your child's school. (more…)
CyberSchool offers the traditional school curriculum using technology as a 21st-century tool to enhance and extend student learning.
Flexibility and choice, collaborative learning, inquiry, and knowledge building are elements of this program. Students will interact with other students and their teacher, utilize the resources of the internet, and discuss issues online while still being able to retain the personal contact that traditional face-to-face learning allows.
CyberSchool allows Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District students in grades 6 and 7 to work at school three days a week, and from home (online) the other two days while still interacting with the class. The benefits of this program include the application of technology, collaboration in both online and face-to-face environments, and the development of independent working skills.
CyberSchool students are also part of the school district 1-to-1 program, in which each student is assigned an iPad for the school year. This option is open to all SD42 students who will be going into grades 6 and 7 in September 2020.
Students who are well-motivated, independent learners can benefit from having choices in how they learn.
Learning can be enriched by the resources and environment that online learning allows, and working individually at home allows students to work at their own speed with fewer distractions but still have the ability to get individual help from their teacher or collaborate online with their classmates.
How many days will be online?
In October, one day a week, working towards two days a week from November to the end of the year.
What day(s) will be online?
Initially, Thursdays will be online, then Tuesdays and Thursdays.
What if I temporarily cannot provide supervision for online days?
The child is welcome to come to school.