Friday, February 5th
Friday, February 5th
Connect. Grow. Thrive.
No Exams for Semester 1
Due to the various learning challenges that students have faced this year from Covid-19, it has been decided that there will be no final exams for semester 1 courses. Classes will run as usual until Thursday, February 4 and no formal assessment week will be scheduled. Due to the structure of the year so far and reduced contact with our students, we feel that our time is best spent on the continuation of learning to ensure as many curriculum outcomes as possible can be met. It will be up to each teacher to determine how they will assess student learning for their specific courses. They may choose to assign final projects, assignments, or tests but there will be no formal exams. All summative assessments will be factored into the regular coursework and will not be given a higher weighting in determining the final grade.
Synchronous (live) learning will not be provided on February 3 and 4. Teachers will meet with their students as a whole class, in small groups, or on an individual basis, as they see fit to complete term 2/semester 1. Teachers will communicate directly with their students as to what the expectations will be for these two days.
Further information on moving the school from “red” back to “orange” will be provided in the next week.
Recap of Dates
Monday, Jan 4 – NHS students return to classes via remote learning
Thursday, Feb 4 – last day of classes for semester 1
Friday, Feb 5 – HSD PD/Admin Day – no classes for students
Monday, Feb 8 – first day of semester 2
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