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College Closure (March 2019 due to COVID-19) email email@example.com for information on Free School Meal Vouchers, provision for children of Key workers and help logging on to CANVAS (online learning platform).
Bulletin for parents Easter 2020
We hope that you are able to have a relaxing holiday despite the time of crisis.
We have sent some ideas of activities that students can engage in during the Easter break.
MYEd remains the main means of contact between families and the college. This is more important than ever as the college has only a skeleton staffing – so the phones are not generally being answered. Heads of year are directly messaging families and are able to respond directly to messages sent in. Parents can also contact school via firstname.lastname@example.org which is monitored daily. Students can message teachers about their work through Canvas.
Letters and messages are archived on the college website.
There is a live helpdesk function on the home page of the website, this is dedicated to supporting ICT issues.
We have kept the college available to vulnerable students and children of key workers during the closure. This provision runs through the Easter break. If you think your child is eligible for this please contact email@example.com.
Free School Meals
We continue to provide free meals for those students who qualify. The offer was initially by collection from the college. Vouchers are now being sent directly to families using WONDE. Free meals provision is being maintained through the holiday. A national system called EDENRED will take over the distribution of vouchers from Monday 20 April. If your situation has changed and you think your child may now be eligible for free meals please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are lucky to have the use of Canvas to maintain education for the students. It cannot replace actual teaching, but it has allowed teachers to set and receive work, maintain a dialogue with students and to keep a level of engagement in learning which would have been very difficult even 10 years ago. The college is on a steep learning curve.
There are excellent examples of students making great use of Canvas. In year 11 we have many students submitting quantities of work demonstrating the progress they are making. Investing their time in research, going beyond the usual scope of their subjects and adapting very well to the difficult circumstances.
Canvas can be accessed by app (Canvas – developer is Instructure) which in combination with WORD and PowerPoint apps allows work to be done from a mobile phone. This is useful in households where access to laptops and PCs is limited.
We are working hard with families to support students in accessing their work.
This is clearly a very difficult time for all students, away from friends, college and the activities they enjoy. We continue to offer support by phone to students. We are contacting families through MYEd and by phone to check on wellbeing. If you have any concerns about the wellbeing or safety of a student please send a message to DSL@ernestbevin.london.
Back to college?
At this stage we have no indication of a date for the college to reopen. We are awaiting instruction from the government.