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Some online class concerns

Donna Sealy

Some online class concerns

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the thousands of students and teachers logging onto online classrooms yesterday, the first day of the truncated Trinity term.

In the guidelines circulated Sunday night by Acting Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson, teachers are expected to take students’ attendance using Google Sheets and share the information with senior teachers and principals.

Additionally, “reports of repeated absences or patterns of absences of students should be made to the principal”. Conversely, parents are expected to inform teachers when their children/wards would not be “attending” classes.

Adamson told the  NATION she had no “adverse reports” from principals during or at the end of the day. Checks with some primary and secondary school principals revealed that for the most part, there were no negative reports either.

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