Foothills Flexible Learning
The Foothills School Division’s Hub@Home Program
With the challenges brought about with CoViD-19, there is more need now than ever for online learning options within The Foothills School Division. We appreciate your patience between March and June as our teachers adapted their face to face curriculum and instructional practice to the online environment. Hub@Home will allow students to remain registered at their home schools in order to provide support and connection while receiving course instruction through a format of online instruction and independent work. Parents are asked to supervise this learning time.
To ensure that your child’s learning needs are met should you choose to have them learn from home, we have developed our Hub@Home learning program for grades 1-12 (Kindergarten is not available at this time). Our curriculum has been designed and our staff specially trained to facilitate high-quality online learning. As Hub@home programming is to address the full program of study the expectations will be similar to a regular school year. As such, learning requires students are required to participate full time in their learning and to meet the outcomes in the Alberta Programs of Study.
How do I register for Hub@Home?
Parents have between Aug. 14 and 26 to register their children in hub online learning. A unique survey link has been sent to the email address we have on file. Please review the information and submit your selection prior to 12 noon on Wednesday August 26, 2020. Please note, you will receive a separate email for each child in your family registered in an FSD school. If you did not receive a survey email, you may request one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation of registration for Hub@Home will be provided to parents by the start of the school year and your school administration will be in contact with you. Once a student is registered there will be one transition point during the school year (February 1, 2021) for students to return to in-person learning.
What will learning look like for my child?
The Hub@Home program is an online learning program where students access their Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies learning (plus Physical Education 10, CALM, and limited options available at the High School Lever) through a web-based learning tool called Moodle. Our students are supported by teachers through our Moodle website, online video meetings, email and telephone. Each week, students will get an email from their teacher outlining their work for that week. Instruction is provided through both live and pre-recorded video, print and audio. Our teachers will use online conversations, digital assessments, submitted work and student online activity to track student learning and respond quickly when the student is struggling. There is also a parent portal that will give parents access to their child's work, current grades and online activity.
What is the time commitment?
Students will need to commit to similar amounts of time working in the home environment as they would at school. Parents are encouraged to schedule regular learning time along with scheduled movement breaks as follows:
- Grades 1-6: 3-4 hours per weekday.
- Grades 7-9: 5-6 hours per weekday.
- Grades 10-12: 1-2 hours per course per weekday.
What technology will my child need?
Both The Hub and Hub@Home use the Moodle Learning Management system. To participate in online programming students will need:
- A reliable internet connection
- A device capable of accessing the internet such as a computer, chrome book, or tablet such as an iPad or Android Tablet.
- A web camera for video meetings and lessons (most devices come with these).
- A parent supervised quiet space to work.
There is also an optional Moodle app for more convenient access available on both iOS and Android.
What happens if my child doesn’t meet with success through Hub@Home?
Our teachers will use a variety of assessment methods including online conversations, digital assessments, and submitted work to track student learning. Teachers will use these tools and others to ensure that students are learning to their potential and to respond when they are not. Using the telephone, Google Video meets and other tools teachers will respond immediately to support students who are struggling.
Who will teach my child?
We have experienced teachers with expertise in their subject areas and grades. In addition, your child remains connected to their school and still has access to supports. If your child is on an Inclusive Learning Plan, the Hub@Home teachers work with your school to ensure that the required supports are in place.
Can my child stay connected to the School?
When discussing programming options with your school principal, they will be happy to discuss ways in which this can happen.
How can I support my child?
Parents and guardians are required to supervise their child. Parents are always encouraged to work with us to support their children. Our teachers will be communicating regular weekly plans and providing support in competencies such as time management. These are wonderful opportunities for parents to support their children. In addition, the Hub@home also provides a parent portal that gives parents the ability to see their child's activity and performance instantly.
Where can I get more information?
Your school Administration or
Doug Stevens, Director of Student Learning 7-12
Hub@Home is not the same as Home Education where parents design, facilitate and assess their child’s learning (as defined by Section 20 of the Education Act). Parents wishing to pursue this option are encouraged to contact the Principal of Cameron Crossing School for further information at: