How many of you are thankful for the sunshine and snow melt this week? I am so grateful! There are still a few snowflakes in the forecast but also warm days so I am hopeful for a true spring soon.
This has been an interesting week for our staff and I’m sure for you as well. We have started into our new normal and are adjusting as we go to make it a good learning experience. Several of you have reached out to me and our staff with thanks, concerns, and items to address, so thank you. Working together, we can make the best of this situation.
Particularly for our high school students, there are still several questions to answer about grades, graduation and transcripts. The Ministry of Education updated their FAQs and Section 4 now addresses these areas. I am attaching the full document here for your reference, as well as just the pages for Section 4.
Our teachers are on track to follow these guidelines. They have gone through the curriculum for the majority of our courses, determining the remaining key items for our students to be successful for future learning. We have a schedule and systems to provide instruction, practice and assessment for our classes. There will be bumps as we go along, and we ask for your feedback and patience as we do that, and together we can ensure our students have completed sufficient learning for the courses in which they are enrolled.
For our Grade 12 students, I will be in touch individually to review your specific requirements for graduation and ensure each of you has a solid plan for completion.
If anyone else has questions or concerns about what learning looks like right now, difficulties you are facing (with learning or otherwise), or anything else we can help with, please let us know. You can call the school on regular school days from 9 am – 2 pm or email us (office or katherton or dshankel at peacechristianschool.ca).
Thank you for the great participation in our classes this week. I know our teachers have been happy to see the faces of your children and look forward to more learning together. As we go into this Easter weekend, I encourage you to take a break from the craziness that is life right now and do something special with your family, like watch/participate in an online worship service, play a board game or make a craft together. If you’re looking for family resources or ideas, this website may be helpful: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/
May you be blessed this weekend and know that God truly loves you.