Happy Summer!

Hello Families ofย Divisionย 7,

Congratulations to all our students for successfully making it to the end of the school year. By the time I write this, students enrolled in Summer Session should have been able to enjoy their last day as well. Now… the summer fun continues!

As I prepare to start the next school year at South Slope Elementary, I thank you all once again for the fond memories with Division 7 at Capitol Hill. It has been a wonderful experience and will be one I hold dearly to my heart.

I wish all students continued success in the coming school year and more! Students, please know that all of you and all that you have accomplished make me so proud to be your teacher. Remember this: Make wise choices, be kind, and do good. You will all do great! Please know that even after our year is over, you can contact me if you ever need any help or guidance. It is my absolute honour to be part of your support system.

Please be reminded that the first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year will be on Tuesday, September 6th.

Stay safe, healthy, and connected. Have a wonderful summer break!

Yours truly,
Mr. Chu ๐Ÿ˜€

Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship

Hello Families of Division 1:

I hope that you are all enjoying some time relaxing with your families. Spring break is often an exciting time for our children. Sometimes they get to outside, go on a trip, have play-dates,  join camps, etc. However, due to the growing concerns of COVID-19, these plans have likely been affected.

Inevitably, our devices will be a “go-to” item for many students, which is understandable. I want to send a friendly reminder to everyone about internet safety and being responsible digital citizens.

Internet Safety

It is so important for all students to recognize both the benefits and the threats of the “online” world. Please see this link for details on how to be cyber safe! This is especially relevant as there have been cases of organized groups around the world that have taken advantage of the fear/confusion around COVID-19 to target people and access their personal information through their technologies. It is truly worth discussing together as a family.

Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship is an important concept that I would like students to understand. This will be covered more in depth in Term 3, but it would be beneficial to read up on some of this ahead of time and having rich conversations about what it means to safe, kind, respectful, and responsible in the online community (all of which are pillars for what we hope for everyone in our non-online communities and our classroom). A risk that is growing in the teenage demographics is the issue of cyberbullying. It is often a very “grey” area to understand, but I hope that this link, these informational packages, and various other tabs on this site can provide everyone with clarity about what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. Here is another link to a short, but powerful message about cyberbullying from the Government of Canada to watch as well.

Stay safe this Spring Break!

Mr. Chu ๐Ÿ™‚ 

How to Access Office 365

Hello families!

The Burnaby School District has offered all students free access to Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive). This will allow students to work on their assignments both at school on school devices as well as home without losing data. Oh boy… times have changed since pencil+paper, floppy disks, and CD-ROM.

For our intermediate students, this access includes: district email addresses via Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more! I have shown some students how to access their accounts and work on documents through their district email addresses, but if you are having trouble accessing your Office 365 account, please see below:

  1. Go to https://portal.office.com
  2. Login using this format:
    Username: pupil#@edu.burnabyschools.ca (The same ID used to login to school computers)
    Password: your SD41 school password (The same password used to login to school computers)
  3. Once logged in, you can click on the function/application you would like to use. Any documents you edit via OneDrive or new documents will save automatically on the cloud system.

    If Joe Smith’s school computer login is…
    Username: 123456
    Password: abracadabra
    Then his Office 365 login will be as follows…
    Username: 123456@edu.burnabyschools.ca
    Password: abracadabra

    If you do not know your username and/or password, please ask Mr. Chu.

I hope I made this easy enough to understand. If you need more clarification, please see this link and PDF for more information.

Mr. Chu ๐Ÿ™‚