We get a lot of questions in regards to what teacher responsibilities are and what parents should be expecting from their schools. Here is what the Ministry of Education has sent out to their teachers:
“As schools are developing flexible and innovative ways to accommodate the needs of their community, it is important to ensure that we, as a sector, are aligning our efforts in these challenging circumstances. With this in mind, the Ministry of Education has developed four principles to guide the provision of learning continuity:
1. Ensure a healthy and safe environment for all students, families and employees.
2. Provide the services needed to support the children of our essential workers.
3. Support vulnerable students who may need special assistance.
4. Provide continuity of educational opportunities for all students.
These principles form the foundation of our new Planning Guide for Teachers. Please read this guide, as it provides valuable information to support you in providing continuity of educational opportunities for your students.”
As a parent, it’s important to stay informed as to how your school can best be supporting you, as well as the expectations that are reasonable given the time that we are in.
Contact us if you’d like support in working through this challenging time.