We wanted to share an update on marks, as we have been receiving
inquiries about weightings. As you
recall, due to the extraordinary circumstances this semester, a pre-COVID mark
was entered into PowerSchool on April 22. The marks were based on achievement
as of March 13. Students continuing to engage in their course can only improve
their grade. For cancelled courses this mark is their final mark.
Moving forward, for core subjects (Math, Science, Social, English and
PE) the weighting of the pre-COVID mark will be the same as the weighting of
the post-COVID mark, 50% each. There will be consistency within departments and
courses relative to post-COVID weightings.
Assessment in Creative Arts and CTS courses will continue as presented
in the January course outline (i.e. as usual). The higher grade will be reported-April
22 or final June mark.
In keeping with the theme of assessment and reporting, this Friday,
which is a non -instructional day, time will be provided for teachers to
develop consistent feedback comments and considerations to communicate student
progress and achievement.
Providing the continuity of educational opportunities for all our
students could not be done without your support! And we thank you for your
perseverance, dedication and commitment to our Warriors. In speaking with our
teachers, they have discovered students enjoy the routine and consistency of a
daily schedule. Many teachers are providing live virtual lessons, live tutorial
time and recorded lessons on a weekly basis.
So, there are a few approaches to learning. Some students may be
struggling to meet the academic demands without the usual fact to face support,
so motivation may be dwindling. Please encourage your child to remain in
contact with his/her teacher, administration or counsellor. Seeking proactive
assistance and encouraging open communication may result in greater success.
We are looking forward to our virtual School Council Meeting this
evening. Please read the following to
access the meeting:
The meeting will be held on Monday, May 11,
7:15-8:15pm. We will be meeting online using the platform Cisco Webex. This is a free app.
Please download the app to your
computer or phone prior to the meeting to enable a hassle free experience on
Our meeting number is 622
000 761. The meeting password is
are encouraged to join the meeting soon after it opens at 7pm so we may start
the meeting promptly at 7:15pm.
Have a great week :)