For students in
secondary schools, teachers will assign learning tasks, projects
and culminating activities for both formative and summative purposes with the
intention of enhancing learning and understanding as students cope
with stresses during COVID-19.
On April 27, 2020, the
Minister of Education stated, “If students can improve their marks over this
period, let them do so. It’s not a time to reduce their mark. It’s really
a time to see how we can strengthen their marks.”
Teachers will provide
feedback for assessments during the period of Distance
Learning to students. These assessments can be used only to
improve students’ final course marks.
Furthermore, we are
committed to ensure students who are on track to graduate are not impeded by
the COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, the Ministry announced that the
literacy requirement and 40-hours of community service requirement have been
waived for students graduating this year.
Careers/Civics: Teachers engaged students in the second half of
their Careers/Civics on April 6, 2020. Unlike other courses,
teachers of Careers/Civics designed the courses to be taught and learned
on a distance platform from the course beginning on April 6. Teachers
have been sending formative tasks to students, and they have been providing
feedback to students to prepare them for their final summative
assignment. This culminating assessment will begin later in the
semester. Teachers will use distance student achievement and their
professional judgement in assigning a final grade for the second-half course.
parents/guardians and students to contact their Teachers, Guidance
Counselors, Principal, Vice-Principal or other school staff, if they have
any questions about their academic progress or pathways. We are all here