- At least the foremost week of classes will be done virtually; returning to in-person classes isn’t sure.
- Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok, Chief Public Health Officer Dr Michael Patterson, Health Minister John Main and Education Minister Pamela Gross delivered a COVID-19 update Tuesday morning.
The schools of Nunavut head for remote learning:
As schools in Nunavut are ready to restart classes the following week, Education Minister Pamela Gross states at least the foremost week of classes will be kept remotely.
During a press conference Tuesday, Gross stated the goal right now is for students to learn online for a week and then return to schools in person on Jan. 24. However, that’s finally up to Chief Public Health Officer Dr Michael Patterson, who is anticipated to make a decision later this week regarding schools reopening.
“Whether it’s provided through our online platform … or through take-home learning packages, remote instruction starting on Jan. 17 will be considered and will count toward the final grades,” Gross stated. Source – cbc.ca
“It’s vital to remember the condition of COVID could switch at any time, based on the order of Patterson.” Source – cbc.ca
Nunavut is also revoking January diploma exams for Grade 12 students.
Gross stated her department will make judgments around the April and June diplomas at a later time.