K-5 Overview

2019 – 2020 FVDES Registrations

Effective September 2018, Fraser Valley Distance Education School will be serving the following students:

  • Out of district students who have been enrolled full-time since the 2017/18 school year.
  • Chilliwack Students - Kindergarten to Grade 12 Full Time

Please Note: All required resources are to be picked up at our FVDES Chilliwack location.

FVDES Gr K-5 Full Time Programs

(Registrations for September 2019 open May 1st)

There are two types of full time FVDES programs designed to meet the needs of our students and families. Both programs are ten months in length.
They start in September 2019 and end in June 2020.

 

The areas of study for Grades K - 5 are as follows:

  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Core French (Grade 5 Only)
  • Arts Education
  • Career Education

Theme-based and integrated units or projects may cover several subjects at once.

Program 1: Blended Learning at FVDES

Do you wish to combine the best of both worlds – blending distributed learning at home with group field trips and activity days? Do you live within easy driving distance of our facility? Do you have a parent or other caring adult that can support learning at home? In the 2019-2020 school year, FVDES blended learning programs are available from kindergarten to grade 12. Our grades K - 5 program is called "Interact".

 

INTERACT is a blended learning programs that combines face-to-face activities and field trips with distributed learning at home. Students will attend monthly classes/activities/outings with their teacher(s). Time/days will vary depending on the activity. For the remaining days, students will continue their program at home under the guidance of their Home Facilitator.

 

BLENDED LEARNING DAYS WILL INCLUDE ACTIVITIES FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • Onsite activities – Will include options from robotics, programming, STEM challenges, literacy and numeracy, art, science, and social studies.
  • Community based learning – library, field trips, activity days.

LEARNING AT HOME DAYS:

 

Students work through curriculum with a home facilitator. Learning options include:

  • Grades K-4 Options:
    • Theme-based units that include materials and resources are available to engage and support your child’s educational development OR a flexible, customized program for which parents can have significant input on some of the resources and approaches.
    • *If your child is involved in community programming, ask if it can be part of the learning plan.*
  • Grade 5 Options:
    • Structured courses (with some built-in choices) are available OR a flexible, customized program for which parents can have significant input on some of the resources and approaches.
    • *If your child is involved in community programming, ask if it can be part of the learning plan.*

PLEASE NOTE: Eligible families must have a dedicated adult at home to act as home facilitator.

Program 2: Gr. K-5 Distributed Learning (DL) at Home

The distributed learning program is for families who have a dedicated home facilitator* and students who are willing to work with their home facilitator on their program at home. The onsite teachers and DL students/facilitators maintain regular communication and evidence of learning is submitted consistently as outlined on the Student Learning Plan.

 

Learning options include:

  • Grades K-4 Options:
    • Theme-based units that include materials and resources are available to engage and support your child’s educational development
    • OR a flexible, customized program for which parents can have significant input on some of the resources and approaches.
    • *If your child is involved in community programming, ask if it can be part of the learning plan.*
  • Grade 5 Options:
    • Structured courses (with some built-in choices) are available
    • OR a flexible, customized program for which parents can have significant input on some of the resources and approaches.
    • *If your child is involved in community programming, ask if it can be part of the learning plan.*

PLEASE NOTE: Eligible families must have a dedicated adult at home to act as home facilitator.

Programs 1 and 2: Parents/Guardians and Home Facilitation

Whether you choose Blended Learning at FVDES or Distributed Learning, it is a requirement that parents/guardians provide a documented commitment for their child’s Student Learning Plan (SLP). As the Home Facilitator, parents/guardians provide guidance, support, and direction for their child in the learning selected on the Student Learning Plan. In order for students to be successful, parents/guardians must play an active role and maintain regular communication with the teacher(s).

The responsibilities also include:

  • Work with the teacher to create a Student Learning Plan that selects either structured FVDES courses or more flexible options to meet BC curricular requirements.
  • Become familiar with the curriculum, content, and resources of the program/course(s) or learning choices outlined on the Student Learning Plan.
  • Provide a suitable permanent workspace for their child.
  • Establish a daily/weekly schedule that includes enough time to develop skills and explore content deeply.
  • Ensure their child completes “school work” on a regular basis.
  • Help put together evidence of learning / submissions of assignments as outlined on the Student Learning Plan with their child before submitting to FVDES.
  • Review returned work and feedback from the teacher(s) with their child.
  • Monitor the online grade-book with their child.

We hope you will join our community of learners!

 

FVDES is authorized by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and uses BC certified teachers.

School Hours

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00am - 3:30pm
  •  Closed Lunch
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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