Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) (Kahnawà:ke, Quebec – 7 Tsothohrhkó:wa/January 2021) With an increased number of local cases and stricter lockdown measures taken by the Kahnawà:ke Task Force and the province of Quebec, KEC continues to adapt its educational services to its student population during these difficult times.
As an emergency measure, it was announced on January 4, 2021, that the KEC encourages our students to learn from home while allowing only students of essential workers on-site.
“Substantial changes have already been made to control our school environments, and we feel confident that the measures we have in place will continue to keep our staff and students safe,” said KEC Director of Education, Robin Delaronde.
The KEC will continue these measures next week (Monday, January 11, 2021 – Thursday, January 14, 2021). Each school will support their vulnerable students during this period and will assess their needs on an individual basis. We are hoping that COVID numbers will begin to stabilize in the community and we can gradually begin to bring our current vulnerable population back into our schools in the coming weeks.
With that being said, we would like to release the following data, which emphasizes the significant measures taken since the beginning of the year.
There are 762 children registered to attend the three schools with the KEC system. Of that total, 561 students have been learning online since the beginning of the year. With the newest measures in place, (further decrease of student population omitting vulnerable students on-site) there will be an extra one hundred students at home, learning online. At this point in time, 87% of our total student population is online. Broken down by school: Kateri School has 86% of its population online, Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa has 71% of its population online and Kahnawake Survival School has 88% of its student population online. It is important to note that daily numbers of on-site students do fluctuate due to requests to keep students home when possible. Please also refer to the graph included as an attachment for more data.
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