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At-Home Learning Continues for Our Students Until the End of the School Year

Dear families,

Today, Dr. Strang and Premier Rankin announced an extension of the current provincial lockdown to at least the second week of June, given the current epidemiology in the province.

They also announced that At-Home Learning will continue until the end of this school year.

  • Classes for high school students will end on June 11, when these students move into final assessments.
  • Classes for other grades will continue as scheduled.
  • Supports for students available through school counsellors, SchoolPlus, specialists, reading recovery and the small group instruction that teachers have been using throughout this month will also continue. 
  • More information will be shared in the coming weeks about the remainder of the school year, belongings pick-up/drop-offs, and graduation ceremonies, following conversations with Public Health and school principals.

We would prefer our students to be in-class with their friends and teachers. However, we also know that students and staff are making at-home learning work. Teachers have found creative ways to educate their students, and students have worked hard to stay engaged. I am sure this will continue.

I also want to acknowledge that at-home learning isn’t easy. And I know the challenges it presents are not the same for everyone. I want to thank the staff, students and families for your support, perseverance and participation. I appreciate your understanding and patience during the third wave of the pandemic.

Our commitment is that classes will continue until the end of the current school year, and students will continue to be assessed on their performance by their teachers. For more information about assessment, click here.

I appreciate the challenges you may face, and I want to reinforce the supports available to students and families. You are not alone during these trying times. If your family needs support, don’t hesitate to reach out.

  • If you have questions about your child’s learning and/or questions about support from specialized individuals like Speech and Language Pathologists, Student Support Workers, Assistive Technology Specialists, Autism Specialist, please call or email your teacher or your school principal.
  • If you are unable to access food support from a local food program, emergency food supports are available. Call 211 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and speak to a navigator.
  • The Homework Hub for Mathematics is now available to students in grades 4 to 12, with extended hours and can be accessed through student gnspes accounts or by calling 1-888-444-6607.  See https://curriculum.novascotia.ca/parentfamily-information
  • If you have questions about services and programs available to your family, our SchoolsPlus team is available to help. For contact information, please visit https://www.ccrce.ca/do-you-need-assistance

Please continue to follow Public Health guidelines, get tested regularly and stay close to home. I also strongly encourage you and your family to get vaccinated once your age group opens. By doing this hard work now, we can all enjoy a better summer. 

Take care,

Gary Adams

Regional Executive Director

Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education

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