News Mar 31, 2020 – 4:58 pm EDT
Nunavut school closures extended, new learn-at-home website launched
Nunavut’s schools and daycares will stay closed at least until April 20 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Education Minister David Joanasie announced at a daily COVID-19 news conference today. The government originally planned to leave schools shut until April 7. Joanasie said the closure would be reassessed on April 20. The Department of Education has also launched a learn-at-home website, angirrami.com. “This website offers free access to some of the same educational resources used in our schools,” Joanasie said. The website offers e-books, audio-books and videos, Joanasie said. Links to the department’s Inuktut-language learning apps will also be available on the website. New resources will be regularly added. (Photo by Emma Tranter)
I imagine the entire school year will be lost, we don’t really have a simple time frame on this, it could last for months, and there will likely be a second wave. We are fortunate it hasn’t arrived yet (that we know of) but it does seem likely it will. We will see.