THE REOPENING OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS & DAYCARES HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY, MAY 25TH
This afternoon the government of Quebec announced at their press conference that it will be delaying the reopening of elementary schools and daycares until May 25th.
Due to this delay we will not be sending out our survey of attendance this Friday. We will however, be sending it out to you on Friday, May 15th with a deadline for Monday, May 18th to inform us whether your child(ren) will be attending school on Monday, May 25th.
At this juncture, all other directives issued by the Ministry of Education remain in place for high schools, adult education, and vocational training with respect to online learning, etc.
The essential daycares operated by the LBPSB will continue.
While our high schools will not reopen for the rest of the school year, virtual teaching and learning will take place. Teachers will continue to engage their students from a distance, using video conference platforms or other digital means. In addition, more direct instruction will be provided so that students can consolidate their learning. This means more opportunities for students to submit work for assessment and evaluation.
This is going to happen in three steps:
- The first step is happening this week. Each high school has already been in touch with parents and students to allow for personal items and learning materials to be picked up. Thank you to our students and families for helping us with this retrieval operation.
- Next week, teachers will continue to engage their students as they have been doing. They will also begin to introduce expectations for submitting work or completing projects for possible evaluation.
- The week of May 18th, students will begin following a more formal schedule covering specific core courses with the opportunity to submit work for evaluation. These schedules and approaches will vary locally and will be communicated to families by each high school.
For our adult education centres, classes will not be held on site. However, teachers will continue to make resources available to our adult learners. As of May 19, small groups may be permitted to come into their centre so that students can write exams. Your centre will contact you with more information.
In our vocational training centres, we will prioritize online and distance learning. After May 19th, some training activities may resume on site. Again, groups will have to remain small, and all public health recommendations are to be strictly followed.
We will update you as this situation unfolds and we have more information to share.