SNP STEAM Academy Updates

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) announces vaccination policy for fall return, off-site start for September 7-10, 2021

Update June 22, 2021

For Immediate Release
SNP STEAM Academy will continue with remote learning until further notice
April 14, 2021

The provincial government announced on Monday, April 12 all publicly funded secondary schools in Ontario will be closed to students for an undetermined period following the April break as part of the province-wide efforts to manage the spread of COVID-19. The government did not provide a timeframe for when schools would reopen but indicated they would be carefully monitoring the status of COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks.

The SNP STEAM Academy will follow the direction of the province and will continue with remote learning until further notice. Premier Ford has said by keeping children home longer after spring break it will limit community transmission, take pressure off the hospitals, and allow more time to rollout the vaccine plan. Details of the current closures are:

STEAM Academy: All classes will run remotely starting April 19, 2021. Staff access to the campus is by request for priority matters.

Brantford Campus: Pre-scheduled college and trades programming will continue as scheduled. Staff access to the campus is by request for priority matters.

Ohsweken Campus: Closed to the public with all programs running remotely. Staff access to the campus is by request for priority matters.

In the coming days as more information becomes available, SNP will share additional details. Please continue to monitor our social media channels and website https://www.snpolytechnic.com for additional updates and information.

Nations Polytechnic remains focused on the health and well-being of all students, families, and staff. As a reminder, please ensure public health measures are followed to help prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 https://www.ontario.ca/public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures.


For Immediate Release: SNP STEAM Academy will learn remotely April 19-23

April 8, 2021

Yesterday, the Ontario government declared a state of emergency and announced a new stay-at-home order that will take effect on Thursday, April 8, 2021. This order did not extend to schools in our area. We remain dually concerned about the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in the province, along with the critical need for in-person classes to support the learning and mental health needs of our students. As a result, we have made the difficult decision that the SNP STEAM Academy will revert to remote learning for the week following spring break. Details of our current closures are listed below:

SNP STEAM Academy

April 12-16 April 19-23 April 26

Spring break-no classes
All classes will run remotely
In-class learning returns for those students that selected this option

SNP Brantford Campus-Staff access for priority matters, by request. College/trades programs will continue with limited pre-scheduled on-site programming.

SNP’s Ohsweken Campus-Closed to the public, staff access for priority matters by request.

Six Nations Polytechnic remains focused on the health and well-being of all students, families, and staff. Please continue to monitor our social media channels and website www.snpolytechnic.com for additional updates and information.


Update March 17, 2021: SNP STEAM Academy will re-open March 22, 2021

The Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) STEAM Academy will re-open for in-person learning Monday, March 22, 2021. SNP STEAM Academy students, teachers and staff can return to campus. Bus transportation will also resume on Monday, March 22.

All students, teachers and staff are required to self-screen every day and follow public health guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If any student, teacher or staff is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home and seek testing and appropriate medical attention. Everyone in the household must stay home if anyone has COVID-19 symptoms or is waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms.

SNP’s Brantford Campus staff and college/trades students can continue to access the campus by request.

SNP’s Ohsweken Campus will remain closed to the public. Staff can access the campus by request.

Looking to Fall 2021, Six Nations Polytechnic is optimistic on-campus learning may take place within provincial and public health guidelines. Our Additional Qualifications (AQ) courses will remain online. More details on these can be found at https://www.snpolytechnic.com/.

For additional updates and information related to COVID-19 please follow our social media channels or visit our webpage https://www.snpolytechnic.com/COVID-19.


Update March 10, 2021: SNP STEAM Academy will remain closed until March 19, 2021

The Six Nations Polytechnic STEAM Academy will remain closed with a tentative re-opening date of March 22, 2021. This decision was based on the continued high number of recent COVID-19 cases at Six Nations, and in support of the two-week closure of non-essential services at Six Nations. All STEAM Academy students will continue with online learning until the re-opening date.

SNP’s Brantford Campus - staff and college/trades students can continue to access the campus by request for limited priority matters or for pre-scheduled on-site programming.

SNP’s Ohsweken Campus - will remain closed to the public. Staff can access the campus by request for limited priority matters.

If you would like more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in our local area please visit:

Six Nations - https://www.sixnationscovid19.ca/

Brantford - https://www.bchu.org/ServicesWeProvide/InfectiousDiseases/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Clinic-Appointments.aspx

Please continue to monitor our social media channels and website www.snpolytechnic.com for additional updates and information


Update February 18, 2021: SNP STEAM Academy Moves March Break to April 12-16, 2021

On February 11, 2021, Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education announced the decision to postpone March break until April 12-16, 2021 for public schools in Ontario.  This decision was based on advice from the Chief Medical Office of Health and made in an effort to reduce community transmission of COVID-19 and the potential for emerging new variants.  

The SNP STEAM Academy has made the decision to also postpone March Break until the week of April 12-16, 2021.  This decision was based on the move by the province, along with input gathered from a survey completed by parents, staff, and students.    

While we recognize that the decision to postpone March break may be disappointing for some, we felt it was important to engage SNP’s learning community of parents, staff, and students to collectively determine the best decision for our school. 

Thank you for your continued support in protecting SNP STEAM Academy.  We remain focused on the health and well-being of all students, families, and staff in what has been an unprecedented time. 


January 21, 2021

Yesterday the province announced that schools will continue with remote learning. No date has been provided for a return to in-class learning. As a result, SNP STEAM Academy students will continue with remote learning until further notice.

Please follow our social media channels and our website www.snpolytechnic.com/COVID-19 for updates and information.


December 23, 2020

Holiday Greetings to our SNP STEAM Academy Families.

Yesterday the government of Ontario announced province-wide lockdown restrictions. These restrictions are scheduled to go into effect on December 26, 2020, and will impact our scheduled return to school in January 2021.

As a result:

  • SNP STEAM Academy all students will continue to work online from January 4 to January 22, 2021. Blended students will return to school on Monday, January 25, 2021.
  • Students with connectivity or learning challenges can contact our Vice-Principal, Mr. Nguyen Josef.nguyen@snpsteam.com, for assistance.
  • Any staff experiencing connectivity issues or require access to the school for priority matters will be accommodated.

The health and safety of our staff and students remain a top priority. We are also committed to supporting our staff and students as they navigate this challenging learning environment. We will continue to monitor and communicate any changes as this situation evolves.

For additional updates and information, please follow our website and social media channels. You can also contact the school directly. Our contact information and list of support resources are provided below.

Website: www.snpolytechnic.com/COVID-19

Phone: 226-493-1234

Email: reception@snpsteam.com

Twitter: @snpolytechnic

Facebook: Six Nations Polytechnic

Instagram: snpolytechnic

Learning Supports and Resources:

The Ministry of Education recently announced the launch of two new portals, TVO Learn, which provide supports for students learning remotely by accessing additional educational resources developed by Ontario certified teachers.

Emotional and Well-Being Support Resources:

Students and families may be provided with information about Kids Help Phone, which offers 24/7 counselling and referral services across the province. To use this free resource, children can call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868.

School Mental Health Ontario also has several great resources for students, parents, and families on their website at www.smho-smso.ca.

For other local resources, please direct your child to our D2L, where they can find 2 documents posted.


PAST UPDATES:

Hello SNP STEAM Academy families.
I hope you and your family are doing well.
We are committed to keeping you informed of updates on the School Restart Plan.
 
Unfortunately, SNP STEAM Academy will be delaying the start of the school year to Monday, September 21, 2020
 
This was a difficult decision, but one we believe is necessary to ensure we are best positioned to meet the needs of our students and staff.

  • Course work will resume on April 6, via online and alternative delivery methods and mail paper assignments to identified students with no/poor connectivity also for those who may have IEP accommodations or parental requests.
  • The campus remains closed until the end of the school year.
  • Educational Assistants and our Social Counsellor will be available to support students online Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
  • Questions can be directed to zandra.bearlowen@snpsteam.com or by calling 226-493-1234 ext. 8201.
  • Final report cards will also be emailed and or mailed out by June 30.

Chromebook/laptop, textbook return LOCKER CLEAR OUT SCHEDULE