Classes at all Yukon public schools are suspended until April 15, 2020.
Changes to student learning until April 15
Students will not attend school and are not expected to learn from home during this period.
During this time, staff are working to assess potential impacts on school programs. They're also developing plans to ensure students continue learning for the rest of the 2019–20 school year.
This includes the following.
- Identifying where students are in their learning to date.
- Identifying the most essential learning for students that should be completed between April 15 and the end of the school year.
- Ensuring students who are eligible to graduate Grade 12 this year will graduate.
- Identifying alternatives for delivering essential learning to students and communicating student learning to families if face-to-face classes continue to be suspended after April 15.
Changes to student learning after April 15
We're planning for different scenarios, including ways to deliver lessons to students if face-to-face classes remain suspended after April 15. Students may be able to return to classes, or may need to learn at home, online or in other ways. This may look different at each Yukon school.
- Every student will receive a final report card for 2019–20, as usual.
- At this time, there are no plans to change the end dates for the 2019–20 school year.
- We'll communicate school-related updates to families, students and communities and post to this page as the situation progresses.
Information for students graduating in 2019–20
Graduation eligibility and course marks
- Every student who's eligible to graduate Grade 12 this school year will graduate.
- Graduating students will receive a final report card with their course marks, and the notice of completion for their Grade 10 numeracy assessment.
Changes to graduation assessments
- The BC Ministry of Education has suspended graduation assessments for Grade 10 and 11 students.
- Grade 12 students will need to complete the Grade 10 numeracy assessment in order to graduate.
- We're working with the BC Ministry of Education to ensure students who have not taken this assessment can meet this graduation requirement.
- Graduation ceremonies have not been cancelled at this time.
- We'll work with school administration, staff and school councils to determine options and next steps for each school community.
School trips and extracurricular activities
- There will be no school trips or extracurricular activities while classes are suspended.
- Any international school trips, including to Alaska, are cancelled for this school year.
Supports for students with exceptional needs
Although schools are not open for students, staff will contact families to stay in touch and look at how best to provide supports for students with exceptional learning needs during this time.
If you have questions regarding your school's plans and how they may be impacted by COVID-19, please phone or email your school.