We're calling for the OCDSB to freeze Semester 1 grades. For public and mental health.
Recently, the TDSB, WRDSB and others implemented a mark freeze for all evaluations from December 17th to the end of the semester, such that marks can increase but not decrease. We believe that the OCDSB needs to implement this same measure of “freezing marks” for the sake of its constituents and of public health.
Therefore, we are calling on the OCDSB to implement an identical mark freezing policy.
Why? Absenteeism. This is especially prominent in more COVID-vulnerable communities.
Online learning disproportionately affected those who might have learning disabilities or need IEPs
More COVID-19 cases means that there is a higher likely hood of staff shortages.
More uncertainties to come and further wreck to our learning quality
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The RSU has released a statement regarding the Province of Ontario's plan for a return to in-person schooling on January 5th, 2022.
The Ontario government's decision to resume in-person learning for students in the province poses a significant risk. As is the case, more time is required to gauge the effect of the outgoing Winter Break on case counts before initiating a full return. Otherwise, our safety as students is jeopardized.
Additionally, decisions made in a memo sent last Thursday are of significant concern. Specifically, they promised individuals the option of temporary online learning, without providing school boards the necessary support or clarification to render this feat feasible. The Ministry also announced that they will no longer report COVID-19 cases in schools.
The suspension of robust reporting of stats regarding cases in schools bars students and parents from critical information, as the government fails to fulfill its duties in response to the outbreak.
Thus, the RSU advocates the delay of regular school operation until AT LEAST January 10th, 2022, with a temporary transition to online learning.
The full statement can be viewed online at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mr8BXIhhZHC0YhxE6cj4km2LxgwG0q-87x5pHrUbWus/