Virtual quadmester gets off to good start at North Dundas District High School

by Jamie Wilson
NDDHS Minister of Communications

Virtual Classes began last Wednesday, April 21st. It is always an adjustment to switch from in-person learning to being at home all the time, but everything seems to be going well so far. However, beginning a quadmester online has not come without its challenges. Students have had to come to pick up textbooks and other reading materials from the school. The world of virtual class and Microsoft Teams meetings continues to be a strange experience; some teachers are teaching students for the first time and do not get to put a face to their name.

Despite the difficulties online class brings, we are excited to wrap up the year with this last quadmester. We are doing our best to make the most of the remainder of the school year. There may be some online spirit days or challenges in the next couple of weeks to encourage a positive attitude amongst students and teachers!

Staying motivated while doing school from your computer can be challenging for many students. The Student Council here at North Dundas has a few suggestions for staying focused and staying positive. On your breaks during class time, try to find other activities besides scrolling on social media; go for a walk around the house or get a healthy snack to give you energy. Get outside whenever you can and enjoy the nice weather. Hopefully, there will not be any more snow! Remember that this is temporary, and you can get through it. Just try your best and ask for help when you need it.

Potential graduating students have received an email regarding graduation awards. There is a link to a form that must be completed before Friday, May 5th.


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