Flags at Half-Mast

Canadian and BC flags have been lowered to half-mast at all school district sites in recognition of the death of former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner P.C., C.C., Q.C. The flags will remain at half-mast until Sept 27th and then lowered again on Oct 6, 2020 for his state funeral.

Student and Parent Survey Results

Students

Question

Themes

What has the overall experience of learning at home been like for you?

·         experience was positive for some students and negative for others

·         once schedules were developed remote learning was more effective

What has worked well?

·         regular connections with teachers and peers

·         opportunity to work on own schedule

·         chance to return to school part time

What has not worked well?

·         inconsistent expectations, work volume and deadlines

·         trying to figure out how to use multiple platforms

·         missed class discussions and debates

What are your hopes and wishes moving forward?

·         to be at school as much as possible

·         one platform for remote learning

·         more direct meetings with teachers and peers

·         consider social groupings if there is a partial return

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

·         communicate the plans for September as soon as possible

 

Parents

Question

Themes

What has the overall experience of learning at home been like for you?

·         experience has been positive for some families and challenging for others

·         positive to be able to spend more time as a family

·         difficult to manage remote learning and work/personal responsibilities

What has worked well?

·         support from teachers

·         direct calls from teachers and Teams meetings

·         loaning of equipment

·         weekly schedules provided by staff

·         essential services program

What has not worked well?

·         social isolation-missing peers and teachers

·         too much communication from schools (became overwhelming)

·         too much or too little work (depending on family)

What are your hopes and wishes moving forward?

·         to be at school as much as possible

·         regular on-line classes and meetings scheduled throughout the week if we are remote

·         strong health and safety plan

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

·         communicate the plans for September as soon as possible appreciate efforts of staff

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