As the 2020-21 school year comes to an end, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils (NLFSC) commends students, educators and school staff for their resiliency, perseverance, and commitment to learning in the midst of a pandemic,
“This was one of the most challenging school years in the history of the province, nation, and world,” says Don Coombs, President of the NL Federation of School Councils. “The outbreak of the virus in areas throughout the province meant students had to move from in-class to on-line and blended
instruction. Despite all these challenges, learning continued in all grade levels. Our students adapted to the new restrictions very quickly with an incredible amount of resilience and responsiveness. We are so proud of them.”
Coombs says teachers and school staff made the changes and transition in learning much easier.
“All school personnel – bus drivers, student assistants, caretakers, teacher aides, cafeteria workers,
secretaries, teachers, administrators, etc. – have consistently stepped in, stepped up, overcome
obstacles, and made the safety of our students their first priority.
Thanks to our teachers and school staff, our children adapted quickly in school. They learned to face restrictions and challenges, and how to be resilient when everything in their world turned upside down.”
Coombs also commends parents, families, and school Councils for helping students adapt to the
continually evolving circumstances.
“Parental involvement in education has always mattered and was never more appreciated or needed as it was during the past year. The commitment and diligence, along with a continued effort to support students and schools, during the past year, cannot be underestimated and is greatly appreciated.
This pandemic forced us to grow and has proven that we are better together. With grace and patience, we will continue to support and advocate for our students,