June 26, 2014 - 11:32 AM
KELOWNA - Parents of high school students in District 23 can expect report cards in the mail over the next few weeks, but opportunities to pick up belongings or to drop off text or library books will be decided by individual schools.
Grade 12 students, having now written mandatory provincial exams, will receive report cards during the week of June 30 to July 4. The exams were sent to the Ministry of Education as usual, but the report cards will only contain the grade students earned before the strike began. The combined grades won't be mailed until later in summer, after the ministry has marked the exams. The ministry will also send transcript information to any post-secondary institution the student has requested.
Those in Grade 10 and 11 will only receive report cards based on marks earned before the strike began. Schools will have verification of these marks by the end of June 27, and enter them into the system during the week of June 30 to July 4. When this is complete, report cards will be mailed to parents.
Report cards for all secondary students will look similar to report cards received in the past with the exception of teacher comments.
For students in Kindergarten to Grade 9, report cards have not been ruled an essential service, so parents can expect to recieve a report in the mail of their child's attendance and promotion standing. Teachers might offer more detailed information once the job action is resolved and everyone returns to work.
Students who still have outstanding text books and library books, or who need to pick up personal belongings, will have to contact their school to find out what arrangements have been made. Parents can seek information about the strike and review information on the district's website.
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