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News Release:  FMPSD Launches E-cademy+ Online Program for 2020-2021 

Information for Registered Families

Welcome to E-cademy+

Please know that we are all working together to make sure that E-cademy+ is a quality online program for your children. E-cademy+ is NOT the same as at home learning which happened last March-June.  It is much more robust and includes all of the curriculum areas.  It requires parents to be dedicated to making sure students are online daily with their teacher and completing assignments.

Administrators are busy handling two schools (their brick and mortar school as well as E-cademy+).  If you filled out the FMPSD E-cademy+ Interest Form, we are working as fast as we can to get to you. Elementary, Junior High and Senior High all have different requirements, so you may hear from Elementary before you hear from Junior High or Senior High (who are busy staffing and pulling schedules together to meet student needs).

Click on the buttons below and you will find information that was emailed to you.  Sometimes these emails go to your SPAM box, so please check before phoning.

  

Technology that is required for E-cademy+ is not one specific brand or type.  As long as students have something with a working camera and a microphone such as a laptop, desktop, or Chromebook, then you are good to go!  Students should also have headphones to block out background noise.  

The deadline to register for E-cademy+ is September 10th at 4pm.  The process is to submit your expression of interest HERE, and then patiently wait for a phone call from Division Office followed by sharing of information on next steps.  Students can move back to brick and mortar schools after the first report card if they choose, but we are asking that they remain with E-cademy+ until then.

News Release:  FMPSD Launches E-cademy+ Online Program for 2020-2021 

(Fort McMurray, AB, June 16, 2020) Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) is proud to launch E-cademy+  - an education program in a fully online interactive environment for 2020-2021. Each student will have a teacher, who works with an FMPSD administrator, and FMPSD leaders to provide a high-quality learning experience. The + denotes parental partnership. 

The purpose of this program is to offer the full Alberta curriculum in a teacher-led, interactive online learning environment that offers differentiated instruction and assessment for students who are unable to return to school as a result of COVID-19. Parents/guardians will be a critical part of this initiative and will need to apply here to express their interest in this new FMPSD program. 

“This is our way of providing families with options as we prepare for this fall. We have your needs at the heart of our work. We want you to know your child’s safety is an FMPSD priority, and with the E-cademy+ launch, we are putting this priority into action. We encourage families to register either at their FMPSD school of choice, or this new program for students who are not able to return to in-person classes in the fall. Getting registered with FMPSD as soon as possible will help us plan even more efficiently for this fall,” noted Jennifer Turner, Superintendent, FMPSD. 

E-cademy+ instruction for ECDP-Grade 6 will be hosted by Greely Road Public School. Grades 7-9 will be at École McTavish High and Westwood Community High School will be home to grades 10-12. School principals will be the host administrators for the initiative. 

How will it be different?

The current home-based learning of spring 2020 is providing only the core essential learning outcomes as a result of COVID-19 province wide cancellation of classes.  E-cademy+ is a full curriculum delivery format, and as such will have the workload similar to that of a regular school day. Students will attend online learning classes and adhere to their online schedule, just as they would attend school in a traditional brick and mortar class. E-cademy+ students will have a full report card addressing their progress. 

Similarities

Students will be using technology to communicate with their teachers and peers. Parental support of student learning will continue to be vital to the success of the student’s learning.  E-cademy+ teachers will lead instruction, assessments, and foster a positive learning environment. 

For more information, visit https://www.fmpsdschools.ca/E-cademy.php.

For media queries, please contact:

Kiran Malik-Khan
Communications Manager
Fort McMurray Public School Division
kiran.malikkhan@fmpsd.ab.ca