May 7, 2021
Today, the province announced that all schools in Nova Scotia will continue at-home learning until at least the end of May. The province will reassess before the end of the month and an update will be provided then.
We’ve just wrapped up our first full week of at-home learning and I am extremely pleased with the feedback we have been receiving along with the overall attendance rates. These are challenging times and the commitment from our students, staff, and families is both impressive and inspiring.
We recognize at-home learning looks different for many families. Our school staff are working with individual students who require extra support and who may not be able to participate in online instruction. For example, if your child does not have access to reliable internet, please contact your school to make alternate arrangements.
There is still a significant amount of time remaining in our school year and it’s important to stay focused on learning, achievement, and growth. Schools will continue to take attendance and assessments of learning will also continue. Teachers have received guidance from the NS Department of Education & Early Childhood Development as to what assessments will look like and families can visit https://www.ednet.ns.ca/learning_at_home for more information.
We know in-class learning is the best place for children’s development and well-being. When Public Health tells us it’s safe to return to class, we will. Again, I thank you for your ongoing support and patience. Together, we’ll get through this.
Dr. Chris Boulter
TCRCE Regional Executive Director