School year ends across Nunavik
Kativik Ilisarniliriniq officially announces students will not return to class before fall
The school year in Nunavik has officially ended due to the current coronavirus pandemic.
“In light of these developments, the Council of Commissioners met and decided that the school year would end today in Nunavik,” said the announcement from the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq school board on Tuesday, March 24.
Students will still be able to graduate despite this.
According to the board, final grades will be determined by the student’s first- and second-term grade, and this will be used to determine whether they move on to the next grade level.
In particular, the board states, for Secondary 5 students looking at high school graduation, those who passed their first two terms will graduate.
The board will be releasing optional learning activities for students that can be done at home. Quebec’s Ministry of Education is also releasing educational resources on March 30, which will be shared with Nunavimmiut.
In additional to this, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq is developing a list of different activities for families to do during the time away from school, including activities for in the home and out on the land.
There are still questions about what this will mean for students with learning difficulties who require extra support.
This is an issue across the province, the board said, where schools remain closed until at least May 1. The board said it’s looking for solutions to provide support to those students outside of the classroom.