ECE works with education bodies to ensure students are accessing in-person learning as often as possible; however, schools are also prepared to offer remote learning, when necessary.
Education bodies and schools have planned for how they can deliver learning opportunities using alternative methods (i.e. not in-person), which could include online learning. The approaches put in place by individual schools and classes may look different depending on the students and families that these schools serve, which is why the planning has been completed at the local level.
A number of strategies are employed across the NWT to ensure students continue learning even when self-isolation is required, including:
1. Packages of hard copies are dropped off or picked up, to ensure students don’t need to rely on internet access.
2. Loaning of laptops and other equipment to students who do not have access to devices.
3. Provision of internet access to students through the loan of modems, turbo sticks, or setting up drive-up hotspots.
Circumstances are different across the North, so responses and mitigations reflect the specific schools and communities. The best source of local information is your school principal and/or regional Superintendent of Schools.