PED DAYS & INDEPENDENT STUDY AFTERNOONS

PED DAYS & INDEPENDENT STUDY AFTERNOONS

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6 Kenténha/October 2021

Wa’tkwanonwerá:ton,

Please note the Kahnawà:ke Education Center calendar allows for two floating PED days for Harvest Festival each year.  This year’s PED days for all three schools will be on October 21 - 22, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines within our schools and current staffing shortages, teachers and support staff have taken on additional responsibilities to ensure a safe school environment for our children.  Consequently, we are seeing the impacts of the additional strain in finding appropriate teacher collaboration and planning times.  Without reverting back to a four-day school week, the KEC wants to support our teachers in any way we can.

In order to meet both parent and educator needs the KEC will institute independent study afternoons for one (1) half school day per month.  On designated study days, students will be onsite in the morning and released for the afternoon to engage in independent study time while at home.  On the dates noted below, lessons may be uploaded on google classroom or packages will be sent home.

Please note the following dates will be designated half days for independent study:

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021   
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Regular bus transportation will be provided.  Nursery and kindergarten will be released at 11:30 a.m. and all other grades will be released at Noon. 

Our school staff, like everyone else, are working hard to balance life, personal COVID-19 related situations, along with teaching an innovative KEC curriculum.  We appreciate your support and understanding for this new plan and look forward to continued collaboration as we navigate through this pandemic.

For more information:

Jaime Dickson
Communications Officer
Kahnawà:ke Education Center
communications@kecedu.ca