With the many changes that have unfolded over the past several days I would like to provide you with an update and with an outlook for your child’s learning as we move forward.
Last weekend, under the direction of Dr. Henshaw, the Minister of Education has cancelled all classes indefinitely. This past Friday, the Minister also provided some extra guidelines as to how learning should look in this coming period. Here are the requirements for each grade level:
Education content will focus on core mathematics, language/literacy, science and social studies curriculum outcomes.
Teachers will assign an average of 10 hours of work per student per week, and will be expected to work with their students and parents on the delivery of these materials.
There will be no PATs for grade 9 classes, however all junior high students need to complete the coursework in order to receive the teacher awarded mark.
- Education content will focus on specified and core courses required for high school graduation requirements, including English, social studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.
- Content from other courses will be delivered where possible, and accommodations for students unable to complete courses are in place.
- Teachers will assign an average of 3 hours of work per course per week, and will be expected to work with their students and parents on the delivery of these materials.
- Grade 12 diplomas are also cancelled, but course work needs to be completed in order to receive the teacher awarded mark.
At CHS, we have come together and decided to provide course material and lessons online using the Google Classroom or Schoology platforms. The students will continue to use what they used in their respective classes prior to closure. Any classes that did not have an online learning environment will use Google Classroom and all of the grade 7 classes have been moved to Google Classroom as well. All students are to check their email and Google Classrooms this Monday so they can begin working on the online lessons. Live contact times for students to check in with their teachers will be posted in their Google Classrooms.
If your son or daughter has difficulties Educational Assistants are also available via online, such as Google Meet. EA’s have already reached out to many students if your child has not been contacted and needs assistance, they can call the school and we can connect them with help.
As this our landscape changes, sometimes hourly, we will continue to provide updates regarding your child’s learning. Thank you for your time and enjoy the rest of your Sunday afternoon.