Note to Parent and
Good Morning. I
wish I was standing at the doors to welcome students back into the building
today but that will likely not happen for a while. We have lots of
information to get out to students and parents.
Messages will be coming out daily so please read everything
carefully. The same information will also be posted on the NPSS website. https://npss.prn.bc.ca/
The information we are
getting is changing rapidly and frequently so please follow
Grade 12 Students:
I am sure this is not the final few months of Grade 12 that any of us
envisioned! We have heard lots of inquiries about a number of important
topics. Here is what I can tell you today:
Grad 2020 and
Prom: These events are not cancelled at this time. A decision will be
delayed as long as possible. Capstone Projects are still a requirement
and need to be completed.
Scholarships will need
to be completed online as well. We will look to set up a Zoom meeting for
Grade 12 students to go over scholarships once we have more information.
Learning for All
students: Our target date for resuming learning will be Monday, April 6.
Learning outcomes for each individual course will be looked at by the teacher
and a determination will be made about which big ideas to proceed with.
Factors affecting these decisions are internet accessibility, devices, the
ability to deliver online, etc. At this
time, we are still planning on issuing report cards and grades for all courses.
Teachers will be working
hard all week to put these new learning methods and goals in place. There
will be lots of challenges to work out. Teachers will find ways to work around
internet accessibility issues. The school has a large number of chrome
books that can be lent out if needed.
Every student who is
eligible to graduate or pass classes will do so. However, if you only
have 72 credits completed towards graduation, you are not eligible to graduate
and you will not. If you need every course you have this semester to graduate,
you will still need to pass these courses to gain credit. If you had 10% before spring break in the
course, you will be expected to complete the work, in whichever manner your
teacher asks you to. You will be given an opportunity to meet the
requirement to pass. But if you do not
do any of the work, you will not be successful.
If any of this information changes, we will let you know right away.
Students and the public
are not permitted in the building until further notice. A process for
students to collect the contents of their lockers will be sent out later this
Course selections will
be occurring shortly as well. We will set up a process whereby each
student and/or their parent will be called by a staff member to complete course
selections for the upcoming year. Course handbooks with descriptions and
course codes are on the school website and were emailed to all parents and
We understand that this is a stressful time for
everyone. Please be sure to take care of yourselves. You will be receiving a
large amount of information all at once and will have many questions. Please
direct your questions to the following email address email@example.com. We will be monitoring this email on a regular