Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How often will my child receive new work?
A: Each Wednesday, you and your child will receive assignments in accord with their grade level. This work should take approximately the amount of time allotted by the Education Minister, according to the grade level of the student.
Q: What if my child doesn't finish on time?
A: Contact your child's teacher to discuss the assignment. Deadlines are not meant to be strict and enforced during these stressful times, but our goal is to continue to see progress in learning for each child.
Q: What if I don't have access to technology for my child?
A: There are a number of possible answers to this question.
First, you can sign out a chromebook from your child's school if lack of a device is the issue.
If lack of wifi is an issue, check with your cell phone provider - many have lifted the caps on data and done away with data overages during this time. You could hotspot a chromebook to your phone if this is the case for you.
Finally, if those two options don't work, teachers have designed lessons to be accessible by students without technology as well. Packets will be available for pickup from the school if you need them. Just contact your child's teacher to work something out.
Q: I hear that many teachers are working from home. How do I get ahold of my child's teacher?
A: You can email them. Teachers will be maintaining communication with parents using the same methods that they have used all year up until this point. In addition, if you call the school, either the secretary or an administrator (Principal or Vice Principal) will be able to reach the teacher by phone.
Q: Will Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) and Provincial Diploma Exams (PDEs) still go ahead?
A: PATs and Diploma exams have bee cancelled for this year.
If you have a question about your child's education during this time, please submit it here. Please indicate your first and last name so that we can get back to you with the answer.
Commonly asked questions will be answered anonymously on the page above.