Harry Ainlay Learning Opportunity
Commencing in September 2014, the timetable at our school will include Harry Ainlay Learning Opportunity (HALO) periods from 9:00 to 9:30 am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
These HALO periods will be offered by all departments to provide a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe community where we develop meaningful relationships, encourage personalized learning opportunities and through valid and reliable assessments and fair evaluations, develop the mastery of learning.
Students will be required to arrive prior to 9:00 am and be in one of the designated HALO areas for the duration of the HALO period. Students will have the choice to access an appropriate HALO class to support their learning growth. Students will sign into a HALO registration book which will be located in every room. Students may also choose to work in one of our independent learning areas including the library for quiet study, the cafeteria or the rotunda for group work.
Students may additionally access an exam room starting at 8:00 am each day to make up missed summative assessments without missing valuable class time. This exam room is in addition to our ongoing No Kids Left Behind (NKLB) exam room available between 3:40 and 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Students identified as requiring additional support may be assigned HALO period(s) by their teacher as a means of offering additional support to the student. On Tuesdays, staff will participate in collaboration time to refine their practices. Students may still access the exam room, the library, cafeteria and rotunda. Regular classes will begin at 9:30 am.
HALO periods are instructional time. The start time for Harry Ainlay High School continues to be 9:00 am. Further details regarding the choices available for students will be posted on SchoolZone.
1. HALO will be utilized by all students.
2. HALO begins at 9:00 am or as advertised. Students are to arrive prior to 9:00 am and be in one of the designated HALO locations for the duration of the HALO period.
3. You MUST be in a HALO designated area:
4. Hallways must remain clear of gatherings to help facilitate learning.
5. HALO can be assigned by a teacher.
6. Student are required to bring Period 1 materials with them to HALO.
Room 414 will be the designated exam room open from 8:00 - 9:25 am and from 3:40 -5 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
NKLB Tutoring will continue after school in the Library Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. The course offers will be posted soon.
GENERAL Designated HALO Areas
Library Schedule M-F 8:15 - 9:25 am (Quiet Study Area)
Cafeteria - work area (9:00 - 9:25 am)
Rotunda - group work environment. (9:00 - 9:25 am)
Computer Lab availability
Library M-F 8:15 - 9:25 am
Lab 140, Lab 141, Lab 104, Lab 224a, Lab 133. (M, W,Th, F) 9:00- 9:25 am
Student Services - Quiet Study Space around Scheduled Learning Opportunities.
Student Activity Centre M, W, Th - Open for Group projects 9:00 - 9:25 am.
SUBJECT HALO LOCATIONS
English Language Arts
Students will be invited by their individual teachers for one-on-one and small group support.
Students are also welcome to work in individual rooms.
Learning opportunity sessions will be provided as the need arises.
Music students will be given the opportunity to receive remedial support, additional testing time and sectional supports during HALO.
Art students will be given the opportunity for additional individual studio time, as well as mini lessons during HALO.
Drama students will be given mini lessons during tutorials.
Start Time 8:45 AM-9:25 AM
Three locations will be provided with 2 staff members at each location:
Fitness Center - Including both Weight room and Studio
Computer Lab 104 - Students working on Calm Modules/ Assignments (eg. aquatics if not participating in pool)/Working on Intramural planning.
Large Gym - Leadership Points (work that needs to be done in and around gym)/ Activities for students focussing on skill development and game play.
School Zone and Reminder 101 used for communication of events.
Students will be invited by their individual teachers for one-on-one and small group support. HALOl times may be deemed for theory and/or practical opportunities. Other learning opportunity sessions will be provided as the need arises for students not currently enrolled.
Students will be having leadership conversations about the course and their projects on Fridays from 9:00-9:25
Students in the IB programme will occasionally be invited to attend IB information sessions. These sessions will run on Tuesdays.
Mathematics tutorials will be offered in room 530 - 535.
Rooms 530 and 531, as well as the hallway, will be supervised by one teacher. That teacher will help students as needed in these rooms, and check that students in the hallway are in transition. Two to four teachers will be available for help in each of rooms 532, 534 and 535. These teachers will move between the classrooms as needed. At most, two teachers will book off on any given day to work with students “by invitation” only. There will be a system in place for teachers to sign up for this.
At certain times during the year, scheduled tutorials will take place. Examples of topics include: preparation for IB exams, IB internal assessments, diploma prep
There will be an opportunity for grade 11 and 12 IB students to earn CAS hours tutoring in the mornings.
Work Experience will offer sessions on the Work Experience program and module help; interview and resume advice and support, career information, and supervision as needed.
RAP will offer one-on-one support, career sessions, and supervision as needed.
Counsellors will offer one-on-one support, post-secondary and course support and information sessions, wellness sessions and life skills sessions, and supervision as needed.
Work Experience Information HALO sessions 9 a.m., Sept. 8, 10 and 12 Correspondence Classes Information HALO sessions Sept. 11 and 15
Science will be offering tutorials in all science subject areas each day that HALO is offered. Two to four teachers will be available in each classroom to provide individual tutoring or review of concepts. Unit review sessions will be offered over the two days leading to the exam. The rooms will be utilized as follows:
Languages Other Than English
Teachers will offer mini lessons which will focus on the needs of the students and there will be opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The Language Lab 334 will be available for students to work on skills and projects that require technology.
Teachers will give invitations to students in order to provide support with skills that require extra practice.
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