Tuesday, April 21, 2020

SD52 updates parents/students on Continuity of Learning in Prince Rupert

While the times may be challenging, officials at SD52 are making progress towards the Continuity of Learning process now in place in the Prince Rupert School District.

And while it's not the traditional approach towards delivering on education, in some very unusual times, the School District is working towards providing for some semblance of normalcy in the lives for students across the various grade levels.

In an update from SD52 Superintendent Irene Lapierre last week, the top school official reinforced the four guiding principles that the Minister of Education has put in place towards the path forward:

Featured on the list were:

Maintain a healthy and safe environment for all students, families and all employees

Provide services to support children of essential workers

Support vulnerable students who may need special assistance

Provide continuity of education opportunities for all students

Towards the final point, Ms. LaPierre outlined how educational opportunities are now available on line and staff have created learning packages unique to each school site.

As well, the Superintendent observed as to how staff were quite excited to hear their student's voices and how the students were excited to be reunited with their teachers.

The technology department has also been busy during this period, preparing a range of devices for use at home, the learning tools are now available to students from their individual schools.

The work ahead includes supporting those students who may require additional support accessing the continuity of education resources and staff continue to work towards delivering an equity of learning for all students.

The full letter can be reviewed here.

Making use of a full range of social media options, the School District has also provided for a copy of the Most Frequently Asked Questions that the Minister of Education has received towards the path ahead for Continuity of Learning.

Posting that list of Q and A's through their Instagram feed.

During the Daily COVID Update from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix, a glimpse at what the future for education in the province may be like was provided. 

With a range of options to be explored in the weeks ahead including a mix of in class instruction for some of the lower grade students and the expansion of technology for education in the future even beyond these days of the Pandemic situation.

You can review those themes from the Question and Answer portion of the Monday information session, which you can view here (approximately 35 minute mark).

You can also access more resources on the current learning programs in Prince Rupert and area from the Rupert Schools twitter feed as well as the SD52 website.

For more notes related to Education in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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