Jana Cowo, Chairperson of Nanabeis Valley High School Parent School Support Committee
For the first time since March 16, 2020, the New Brunswick Department of Education has said it is unfortunate that parents and teachers will not be able to return to normal schooling throughout the district.
Coal, who has two daughters in high school, says: “If it is decided that they are going to do something unintentional, it will be a matter of negligence on the part of the department.”
She believes that if the district continues the green recovery process that took effect in late July, all restrictions on schools will be lifted in September.
For the 2021-2022 school year, the Department of Education says it is still working on an “updated guide.” Until his release, Education Minister Dominic Cardy will not be available for an interview in the next few weeks, CBC News reported.
“Why create this aura, which is still so much?” Asked Comeau. “Is it fun to sit around and wait for the last shoe to fall off? So a lot of people are affected by this.”
Coal says that his daughters were able to keep up with their classwork last year, including the great Kira, who only attended school on alternative days.
But Comeau really asks what happened.
“Many students who did the job last year had really achieved great results, but that was based on the curriculum that was canceled,” he said.
She fears she will spend most of this year in detention for those who have left too much and are struggling to return to more structure.
“Some of these children have been in pajamas for about two years,” she said.
Because there was no accountability for the students last year – if you did the job well, if you didn’t do the job, well – but you all got basically the same level.
Those learning gaps will be significant this year, and this year will be more content than last year. Our system is always set to the lowest common denominator.
Connie Kating, pResident, New Brunswick Teachers Association
Connie Keating, president of the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, said the district had been on the ground for the past 18 months, but did not ask for feedback.
“At the moment, we don’t know what the plan is,” said Kating, president of the New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation. And we only have a few weeks left.
Teachers are expected to be in schools on the last Monday of August.
Administrators will return on August 24, and Keating said he still does not know what the rules will be.
When asked if high school students would return to school full-time, he said this was still an estimate.
“At the end of the school year, it will probably be the normal school year or as much as possible,” he said. So we expect all students to return to school. But so far we have not received strong confirmation from the department.
According to Keating, teachers are looking forward to working with the “priority curriculum” for the epidemic.
In his remarks at the end of the year, Minister Cardi noted that every effort will be made to fill the gaps and provide the necessary support. I hope this will be not only for academic gaps but also for specific mental health issues that we expect.
Paul Bennett, School Institute Institute, Professor of Further Education at St. Mary’s University
Paul Bennett said New Brunswick should be held accountable for what happened in his schools and that this can only be measured by the standard of success.
“There were a lot of kids out of school,” he said. In the case of the New Brunswick, experiments have been a great success. This was a massive experiment and we do not yet know the full impact.
According to Bennett, student signs should be audited, especially those with no more than 25 percent square feet.
The Anglofon South School District says several regional assessments were made last school year, but the results are not known until the middle of the fall.
Meanwhile, the district said, it did not compare last year’s results with last year’s results, as the school was canceled for two weeks with a pandemic last March 2020 and the final signs were given differently.
Some students may complete a course or receive an “enrolled” title.
The district compared the indications that there has been no change since the outbreak last year and last June.
“Looking at class averages doesn’t matter,” says Bennett. “It simply came to our notice then.
One of the joys of learning is that parents will not be able to hear much about it until they are happy and the children have the signs to move on to the next level.
According to Bennett, inflation is a school survival strategy.
As long as we do not give signs that are normal, they will say so much, and then no one will be able to investigate.
The education minister should ask for more research, Bennett said.
About a month ago, New Brunswick made the exciting decision to go to high school. That was the current trend in June last year, but everyone decided to send everyone to school on bail. Adjustments. Not New Brunswick. Your plan was very firm, and the minister was very clear and you wanted to look at it, not back down.
So now we need more information and unfortunately we have no evidence.
Maggie Melvin, a graduate of Sagiev Regional High School
Last summer, Maggie Melvin made a documentary about the social and emotional impact of spending years on seniors with Kovid-related restrictions.
That was her judgment then and now it has not changed.
During the final months of the school year, many students ended up being tested and discouraged.
“I think it has changed a lot how people spend their time and energy on education,” she said. Homework is not really done because people are so emotionally exhausted that they cannot concentrate on their schoolwork.
Melvin reported that by the end of the second semester, her score had dropped by about 10 percent.
I was ready to finish school. I wanted to get out of there, instead of doing what I could.
She says the experience has ruined her desire to go to university. She plans to take a cosmetic course in Halifax.
When Melvin was asked if she could identify him when she lost her motivation, he said it happened in the spring.
That was when the district promised to return high school students to full classes on April 12.
“Everyone was so angry,” Melvin said.
Melvin hopes that the students who come after him will not lose all their memories.
“People are at a unique time in their lives. They are trying to figure out who they are, who they are and where they are going. I think it would be more helpful to have a common situation than to separate. Must be your friends and home online.