Activities for Healthy Children Required to Stay Home for a Short Period
Dear JICS Families,
We know that the ever-changing landscape of COVID and the resulting practices to ensure community safety to the best of our ability mean that sometimes students who feel healthy may be spending some time at home.
We have collected resources, activities, videos and apps for parents to use with their child/ren while away from school. It is recommended that parents review the various sites and choose what is a good fit for your child. (The division categories below are suggestions, please feel free to choose activities beyond those in your child’s grade division.) The activities require parent set up and are not simply “one-click” for independent use by young children. Be mindful that students do best with many movement breaks; please plan your child’s schedule for the day accordingly.
For unwell children, we hope they are not engaging in online activities but getting plenty of helpful rest so that they can get better soon.
Students who are required to isolate at home due to COVID for an extended period of time (14 days) will be provided a blended model of instruction set up by the grade teachers and administration.
All the best for these challenging days, and we hope to see your child(ren) soon back in class!
Resources for Learning at Home
Guidelines and Tips for the Use of JICS Devices at Home
The JICS Tech Team has created this living document to help families use JICS devices when at home, troubleshoot common tech issues and log in to commonly used programs. You will need the password provided by the school to access this document. We will continue to update it as common issues arise.
2020-2021 Family Handbook coming soon!
Select the grade level below to see related recources
Early Years (Nurs, JK, SK)
Khan Academy - Circle Time
Various Topic: includes story, activity, and videos:
PBS Kids - Activities to do with your kids
Includes fun worksheets about various topics:
PBS Kids - Search by Grade/Topic
Math - TVO Videos by Grade
TVO Various Videos for Math, Science, and Language
Primary (Gr 1 - 3)
Literacy and Math Activities: Starfall Academy
Typing Pal - Grade 1-3
Suggested activities, various grade levels:
Writing Prompts from Khan Academy
National Geographic Kids
Bird Species and Sounds
Math Games: TVOmPower
Epic for Kids: Online Reading
Books available from 7am-4 pm on weekdays – email classroom teacher or Krista.firstname.lastname@example.org for login information.
Junior (Gr 4 - 6)
Sora - Online JICS Library for Junior Novels
Writing Prompt from Pictures - Grade 5/6
Writing - Videos by Authors and Illustrations with Activities
Videos by authors and illustrators with activities to help with various types of writing – Read Draw Create Community Authors Everywhere!
Recommended schedule and activities, by grade
Typing Pal - Grade 4-6