Beginning on Wednesday, April 14, Gander Collegiate will resume In-Class Learning with Group B (L-Z) being in attendance and Group A (A-K) being able to access their classes remotely via Google Meet, and will begin their in-class instruction on Thursday, April 15. Though Group A is not physically in class, they are expected to attend virtually and may be assigned individual or group work to be completed at home, in preparation for their in-class day on Thursday. The ability to access classes, when physically not in the building, will continue for students on their alternating days via Google Meet. It is important to note that online instruction will not continue as it did under Scenario 3. In addition, students cannot opt to join their classes online only. Scenario 2 is designed to maximize in-class instruction and in-person connections with students, while allowing an online component for some daily interactions with their teacher and peers. This will ensure that students will have access to their classes and their teachers five days a week and remain productive in their respective courses.
We have altered our school schedule, so that students will be able to access all of their courses each day, both virtually and in-person. Each day will look the same for students, with seven periods each day (i.e. slots A - G). We will have 4 periods at 45 minutes each in the AM Sessions and 3 periods at 40 minutes in the PM sessions. Morning starts, Lunch and Dismissal times will not change (8:07am classes start, lunch from 11:22am to 12:12pm, and dismissal at 2:12pm). Recess will now be from 9:37am - 9:52am. There are no late bells and we will revert back to one dismissal time. Students will be expected to be in class on time.
We recognize that with change, comes challenges. Our goal is to maximize in-class instruction and in-person connections, while allowing an online component to enable daily connectivity. In order for this model to be effective, students must attend classes when they are scheduled to do so. I know that our staff and students will work through this model in the typical GC manner. Our students are in great academic shape, and we hope that this model will enable us to maximize teaching, learning as well as interactions that are so important as we work towards a successful conclusion to this school year and prepare for the next steps.
Thank you and continue to stay safe GC!
Grad Photo Update
March 24, 2021
Lifetouch now has a Pop Up Studio at the Gander Mall, 132, Bennett Dr. Gander. They will be right next to the Lotto Booth. They are able to do Cap and Gown Graduation Photography for any Graduates in Central NL. To book your appointment go to this link:
School Development Survey for Students & Parents/Guardians
March 10, 2021
We are asking Students and Parents/Guardians to please complete our School Development Survey.
The Parent survey is an opportunity to provide feedback to the administrators of their child’s school on topics that are important for school development.
The Parent/Guardian Survey can be completed by clicking here.
The student survey is opportunity to voice your opinions about your school. The survey results will be provided to your school and used with other data in the school development process to identify the school’s strengths and challenges. Your school will then create and implement a plan to build on your school’s successes and address areas of challenge.
The Student Survey can be completed by clicking here.