BSD: remote learning expected, students to receive a final grade/report card

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Source: Brandon School Division Update #10 on COVID-19

Brandon School Division is continually monitoring this highly fluid situation and its impact on staff, students, parents and the community. We are in constant communication with health authorities and the province.

Key Messages
 Following the recommendations from the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, all schools have been directed by the Minister of Education to suspend classroom learning indefinitely for this school year.
 Our schools will continue to operate with an essential services model which means the doors are locked, but we will have essential staff working so that the building is accessible. We will continue to respect the Chief Provincial Public Medical Officer’s Health Order for social distancing.
 All students will be expected to actively engage in remote learning.
 Students who were on track to graduate this year will graduate.
 No student will be held back a grade because of COVID-19 pandemic.
 Provincial exams will be cancelled. However, assessments will continue.
 Students will receive a final grade and report card.
 Planning is underway to develop a framework for teaching and learning for the remainder of the school year and Manitoba Education will share the specific framework and more details in the days ahead.
 To assist in the planning, Manitoba Education has established planning teams related to seven priority areas.

The teams include:
o Distance and Online Learning Technology
o Child Nutrition
o Students without Technology
o Clinical Supports and Special Needs
o K-8 Assessment and Learning
o Grade 9 – 12 Assessment and Learning
o Graduating Students and Adult Learners
 Child-care centres located in schools will continue to operate under the current conditions set out by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer.

We understand that this is a difficult time. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we work through this challenging situation and will keep you updated in the days ahead.