2020/2021 School Re-Entry Plan

2020/2021 School Re-Entry Plan

Oki. Since March 12, 2020 and in response to COVID19 global pandemic, our Piikani Nation
students have continued learning through an at-home learning model. Students are being
provided with at-home learning packages, on-line learning activities, and supports from their
teachers and school staff. I want to thank both parents and school staff for supporting this
activity and would like to assure you that PBOE is looking forward to students returning for the
2020-2021 school year. We miss our Piikani students and on a daily basis send thoughtful
prayers to your families!

The upcoming school year may look different than it has in previous years. Prior to start up,
PBOE is engaging with Alberta Education to ensure that the safety of students and staff is a
priority. The school re-entry plan for K-12 schools considers three scenarios for September:

  1. Normal operations
  2. Schools are open for classes with some health restrictions that affect operations.
  3. Schools remain closed for classes — at-home learning continues.
    Alberta Education May 11, 2020

As all Alberta Schools await further information from Alberta Education, PBOE and school staff
is preparing for all three scenarios. Alberta Education will inform schools no later than August 1,
2020 what the expected start date will be (keeping in mind that at any time — and due to COVID19
pandemic — changes may occur for students and staff). It will be an exciting time to have our
students back in school with our main goal of keeping them safe. Once Alberta Education makes
the announcement, PBOE will inform parents/guardians of the scenario which best suits Piikani
Nation at that time.

If you have any comments or concerns, please contact School Principals:

Carolyn Little Mustache 403-965-3778

Melanie Pard 403-965-2121
 

Pick up/drop off Of NPES/PNSS at-home learning packages

Notice to Parents and Guardians

Pick up/drop off Of NPES/PNSS at-home learning packages.

Tuesday, May 26
11:00am – 3.00pm

PBOE school staff will be at NPES/PNSS gyms to give out/receive at home learning packages.

PBOE staff will be accepting your child’s completed work. If you are returning your child’s work, please have it bagged and labeled with your child’s name and grade.

PBOE is adhering to health guidelines. Please practise safe distancing and hand sanitizing when participating in this activity.

 

Pick up/drop off Of NPES/PNSS at-home learning packages

Notice to Parents and Guardians

Pick up/drop off Of NPES/PNSS at-home learning packages.

Tuesday, May 19
10:00am – 2.00pm

PBOE school staff will be at NPES/PNSS gyms to give out/receive at home learning packages.

If you are returning your child’s work, please have it bagged and labeled with your child’s name and grade.

PBOE is adhering to health guidelines. Please practice safe distancing and hand sanitizing when participating in this activity.

PBOE Update to Community – April 9, 2020

PBOE Update to Community

April 9, 2020

Over the past few weeks our school staff – teachers, instructors, educational assistants, and office administration –  have done their very best to support your child. They are working hard to help your child(ren) achieve learning outcomes in their school programs including Blackfoot Language & Culture.

School staff were on site April 2, 2020 to support families in picking up at-home learning packages. Again on April 9, 2020, school staff and bus drivers, delivered packages that had not been picked up. This is our attempt to support student learning at home as we respond to ever changing dynamics in Alberta. In the work we do at PBOE, we want to assure our students and families that we are adhering to Health Guidelines for Pandemic Response.

Spring/Easter break for PBOE schools begins this Friday, April 10th and it ends on Sunday, April 19th. This will allow our students, parents & families, and our staff to recharge and spend time with their families. There are no expectations to continue the learning at home during this time. Your child(ren) may continue working on the at-home learning packages at any time.

When we return from Spring/East break, on Monday, April 20th, we will continue to support your child with their school work. At that time, please help us at home by encouraging them to fully engage in their learning whenever possible including land based learning activities. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or to school Principal’s for assistance or supports.

Thanks for supporting our school staff as we do our best to support you and your family in a new learning environment. Special thanks to PBOE Transportation Services as they continue to support learning and food security within Piikani Nation.

During this time, I sincerely hope that you are able to stay safe and healthy, and that you find strength among your family and friends.

Respectfully,

Lisa Crowshoe – Superintendent

 

School Open Times: April 2, 2020

Notice to Parents and Guardians

The Peigan Board of Education will open schools for the times listed below in order for parents/guardians to pick up At-Home Learning Packages.

Thursday, April 2
10-2 pm

PNSS Gym (NE Door)
High School Students
403-965-2121

NPES Gym (SE Door)
Elementary Students
403-965-3877

PBOE is adhering to health guidelines. Please practice safe distancing and hand sanitizing when participating in this activity.

If you are showing and COVID-19 symptoms (cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms) please do not come tot he school.

Phone school office to make alternate arrangements.

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COVID-19 and our Schools

Napi’s Playground Elementary School will be open Tuesday, March 17 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm for those parents/guardians who want to pick up Educational Packages for their child(ren). Thank-you

Piikani Nation Secondary School will have packages available for pick up Tuesday, March 17 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Download pdf fie – 450 kb)

COVID-19 Update

Notice to Piikani Nation Members (COVID-19 Update)

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Substitute Teacher

Date Posted: December 3, 2019

Closing Date: Open ended

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the regular teacher in a given day;
  • Follows lessons plans provided by classroom teacher to facilitate appropriate learning experiences for students;
  • Maintains appropriate records in the absence of the teacher;
  • Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings;
  • Communicates and interacts with students, staff, parents and the community as necessary;
  • Ensures all materials are read and prepared for instruction;
  • Monitors and evaluates student outcomes;
  • Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students;
  • Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of children;
  • Maintains appropriate records in the absence of the teacher and follows required procedures and practices;
  • Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

Qualifications & Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Education degree;
  • Alberta Teaching Certificate;
  • A satisfactory police information check which includes the Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • A satisfactory Intervention Record Check;
  • Knowledge of Blackfoot/Piikani Language & Culture an asset.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume with cover letter, Police Information Check and Intervention Check to:

PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 130 Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0

Phone: 403.965.3910 / Fax: 403.965.3713

Email: lpard@piikani.ca

Applicants considered for our Substitute list will be available on an on-call/casual basis Monday through Friday.

Support Staff

This category will include: Education Assistants, Administrative Assistants, Receptionists, Family School Liaison, Librarian, and Cafeteria Assistants.

Substitute Education Assistant (EA)

Date Posted:  December 3, 2019

Closing Date: Open ended

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Observe student behaviour and provide information to teacher(s);
  • Attend program-planning meetings upon teacher(s) request;
  • Within the scope of EA professional qualifications, suggest courses of action for a teacher(s) to follow;
  • Assist in preparing materials, creating displays and undertaking other supportive activities;
  • Work within established structures, including classroom management structures, behavioural rules and IPP expectations;
  • Clarify elements of the lesson for students who are having trouble;
  • Supervise reinforcement activities;
  • Implement specific techniques, strategies and language as directed by the teacher;
  • Document, monitor and report to the teacher;
  • Collect data for use in student evaluation;
  • Mark objective tests for the teacher to review;
  • Report to teachers on students’ strengths, achievements and needs;
  • Report to teachers on observed student behaviours and outcomes;
  • Keep up to date on school, district and provincial policies;
  • Advise teachers about the degree to which the program structure promotes or inhibits the best use of the educational assistant’s skills.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and related post-secondary education
  • A satisfactory police information check which includes the Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • A satisfactory Intervention Record Check;
  • Knowledge of Blackfoot/Piikani Language & Culture an asset.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume with cover letter, Police Information Check and Intervention Check to:

PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 130 Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0

Phone: 403.965.3910 / Fax: 403.965.3713

Email: lpard@piikani.ca

 

Applicants considered for our Substitute list will be available on an on-call/casual basis Monday through Friday.