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Richmond School District adopts remote learning

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Published 11:07 PDT, Mon April 6, 2020

The Richmond School District is determined to make the transition from classroom to at-home learning as seamless as possible.

Acknowledging that circumstances are different in each home, superintendent Scott Robinson said the school district is working to create a routine way of learning at home that does not present a burden.

The Ministry of Education expects learning opportunities to be offered to all BC students by mid-April at the latest, so students or families who have not yet heard from teachers can expect to in the coming days.

Robinson also encouraged less traditional at-home learning opportunities: planning a garden, helping with chores, or preparing a meal from a recipe.

Starting this week, opportunities will be arranged for students who need to pick up essential items from schools. Each school will contact students individually about this.

In a special message to Grade 12 students, Robinson said the school district will not cancel any graduation events, such as valedictory ceremonies, until closer to the time. 

“No one wants to see any graduation event cancelled, and if it is safe to do so, we hope that we will be able to proceed,” he said. He added that all Grade 12 students will be eligible to graduate this year with help from teachers and school staff.

More information is available on the Richmond School District website: https://www.sd38.bc.ca/

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