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Grades 7-9 French Immersion students at École J.E. Lapointe School move to at-home learning

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At the school’s request, Black Gold School Division has made the decision to move the Grades 7-9 French Immersion students at École J.E. Lapointe School to at-home learning from May 3-7, 2021, inclusive.

Currently, five of their six French Immersion teachers are self-isolating due to being close contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The school has not been able to secure French Immersion substitute teachers, and as a consequence, the remaining in-school French Immersion classes are being taught by substitutes, as well as teachers within our school community.

With this brief shift to at-home learning, the French Immersion students will be able to maintain continuity with their regular teachers, and learn in French.

The teachers will instruct through Google Meets, much like they did during this past December, and the students will follow their current timetables. Students will be expected to attend all Google Meets and complete their assigned work in a timely manner.

“We recognize that this transition to at-home learning brings challenges for our students, teachers and families,” said Principal Marla Tonita. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding, and your efforts to support our French immersion students during this brief move. We also recognize that students may be feeling anxious and uncertain at this time, so our school will be on hand to offer them academic and personal counseling supports if needed.”

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