Cornerstone reveals plans for the end of the current school year

The South East Cornerstone Public School Division has more information on its plans for the rest of the school year.

In a letter to parents, director of education Lynn Little said that with June approaching, there are some important dates and information that need to be released.

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Supplemental learning for most schools will continue until June 24 to align with the existing board and Ministry of Education-approved calendar. There may be some rescheduling of virtual meetings to allow for opportunities for staff to engage in preparation for the next school year.

“Your child’s teacher(s) and school administration will be in communication regarding end of the year wrap-up,” the letter stated. 

The dates from June 25-30 will be used to allow staff to shut down the schools and prepare for the 2020-21 school year. 

Parents can expect to receive a communication from their child’s or children’s school outlining the process for returning library books, textbooks and any other school owned resources prior to June 26. Laptops that students have on loan from the school division will not be collected at this time. 

“Once we affirm the framework for the fall we will determine an appropriate process. Grade 12 students are asked to return laptops to their home school prior to Friday, June 26.” 

All other students are asked to keep the laptops until the fall.

For Carievale School, Alameda School, Bienfait Weldon School and Wapella School, which are on an altered school year calendar, supplemental online learning will continue until June 10 to align with the existing board and Ministry of Education-approved calendar.

There may be some rescheduling of virtual meetings to allow for opportunities for staff to engage in preparation for next school year. Teacher(s) and school administration will be in communication regarding end of the year wrap-up. 

June 11-16 will be used to allow staff to shut down the schools and prepare for the 2020-21 school year. 

Parents should expect to receive a communication from the school, outlining the process for returning library books, textbooks and any other school owned resources prior to June 12.

Laptops that students have on loan from the school division will not be collected at this time.

Little noted the division expects a communication from the Education Response Planning Team in the coming week that will outline a framework for the delivery of education in the fall. 

“We have been asked to prepare for three possible scenarios which include a full return with social distancing, a partial return or a remote delivery,” the letter said. 

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