In-school learning begins again on Monday, and two weeks later, English public high school students in our region go back to the semester system. That’s a four-period day, rather than the two-period quadmester system.
That raises COVID-19 concerns among parents and teachers. DSB-1 director of education Lesleigh Dye says she’s relying on health experts for guidance.
“When they look at a two-period day compared to a four-period day,” she remarks, “the layers of protection that are in place for the two-period day will be effective in a four-period day.”
“We still want students to not be grouping together and to be limiting their contact,” Dye continues. “But based on the health experts that I have been working with, they are comfortable with the idea of a four-period day.”
Dye also encourages self-monitoring and staying home if you’re having symptoms.
The semester system returns Monday, January 31st.