"We are most proud of our students and staff for managing the transition to online learning without missing a single day of instruction"
Since March 2020, the Burlington Royal Arts Academy community has demonstrated that we are here through thick and thin, for our staff, our students, and families. Especially now, in these times of academic and personal necessity. Times when our students and our community remain first and foremost in our minds. Their safety and their excellence in education are not negotiable within our care and in this regard, we will, as we have proven, not only uphold the highest standards of teaching and learning but also seek to improve these standards every moment of every day.
In these times, with safe and careful planning and our care for each other at our unique school, a first-class face-to-face education will continue unhindered. Whether this teaching and learning are delivered remotely, in a hybrid format, or in-person within our spacious classes, success for our students will continue, and key components will always be our individual care, student-specific guidance, and in particular the low ratio of teachers to students in our classrooms.
Our forward vision will ensure that our teaching and learning plan will be continuous, as we observe the change in government policies and adjust to these flexibly, to ensure that this plan adjusts for continued and engaging academic strength and artistic excellence for the benefit of our students and the dedication to our whole school community.
All of our faculty and school community play an important and indispensable role in supporting the success and well-being of our students. We are now, and at all times, positioned to offer an excellent education to our students. Ultimately when this difficult period has passed into history, we will be able to look back and see how our community bonded together so well for the bright future of our young citizens within our school.
Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all!
– May Zhang, Director of School. September 2020
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Treat an online course like a "real" course!
Hold yourself accountable by getting dressed in the morning-prepare yourself just like you would for a regular school day.
Have your textbooks, binders, or necessary learning tools beside you.
Create a regular study space and stay organized.
Figure Out Where You Learn Best and continue that practice.
Actively participate in your online class.
Make sure that you have your teacher's contact information so that if you have questions about an assignment you can get in touch with them.
Be, or be willing to become, tech-savvy-understand that everyone is learning how to use online tools.
Work with others effectively when your teacher puts you in breakout rooms.
Complete your learning tasks and assignments on time. Do not fall behind.
Be self-disciplined. Stay organized. Reach out to your teacher immediately if you do fall behind.
Pay attention to your teacher and do not use your phone or other electronic devices to message during class time. "Off and Away" should apply to your cell phone when you are online using your laptop.