Boozhoo Parents, Guardians, Students, and Community Members,
We have been given direction by our Board to delay our in-person school programming until September 21st. However, starting September 8th, 2020, we will be providing online learning through Google Classroom.
We have ordered individual Chromebooks for every student and plan on using these as part of our learning platform. When they arrive, we will connect with each family to arrange delivery of the technology for student learning.
Students will be taught through synchronous learning using Google Meet and/or Zoom online communications with their teachers.
We are also providing, at the school, one-to-one mental health support and counselling by appointment only. This is to ensure we are taking every precaution needed to keep everyone safe. The required Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) will be worn during these appointments at all times. A full sanitization will be done before and after each appointment as well. If in-person mental health support and counseling is not feasible at the school, we can accommodate by utilizing Zoom video communication. If any one-to-one tutoring is required, we can facilitate this over Zoom video communication as well.
If you have any questions, please connect with one of the principals listed below. Miigwech!
Wendy McPherson - (807) 548-4912 ext. 102
For High School:
Darcy Wickham - (807) 548-4912 ext. 110
Please fill this survey out for EACH student you have attending at Gaagagekiizhik School and Bimose Community High School. We need this information to properly plan for the health and safety of all our staff and students at the school. Surveys need to be completed by August 21 in order for students to return on September 8 (first day of school).
The Ministry of Education released a statement that all Ontario Schools will be closed for the remainder of this school year. As news comes in about how the new school year will look and a start date, we will let all our families know.
We would also like to say Miigwech to all our students and thier families for your continued support during this time.
On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Ontario government announced that schools will remain closed to students until Monday, May 4, 2020, to protect the health and safety of students and staff. The decision to extend the closures was made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Please click here to view Memo sent to Students and Families.
Wendy McPherson, GaagageKiizhik Principal
Gaagagekiizhik Gakinoo’amaadiiwi’gamig Gakinoo’amaawasowin (Gaagagekiizhik School) strives to create a nest of supports, a safe learning environment for all, while providing an inclusive and engaging environment where all students can become lifelong learners. Our Anishinaabe educational philosophy is based on providing each student with a culturally infused educational program grounded in the language, the Circle of Courage model and the Sacred Teachings.
At Gaagagekiizhik School, we create a holistic learning environment based on daily cultural teachings that integrates each student’s mental, emotional, spiritual and physical domains.
Our teachers provide differentiated instruction and strategies to support all students’ diverse needs so that all students experience academic success. This strengthens our numeracy and literacy outcomes, which is geared toward academic achievement, and student success that fulfills the Ontario curriculum.
Gaagagekiizhik School has a warm and inviting atmosphere that lends to an environment of inclusion honoring each student’s uniqueness that creates a sense of belonging. This is what sets Gaagagekiizhik School apart from other educational programs and why it is considered an exemplary instructional model.