School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) wants to inform parents that the last day of middle and secondary school classroom instruction this year will be June 23.
After consultation with secondary school principals and conversations with teachers and staff, senior district management have confirmed a year-end schedule that will see secondary school classes end on June 23, which offers more days of classroom instruction than in past years and ensures report cards are issued by June 29.
These dates reflect the fact that students are writing fewer provincial exams, which is the result of on-going changes the Ministry of Education is making to the way students are assessed at the provincial level.
In some cases, students may be asked to attend class on June 26 to complete outstanding assignments or class projects. As well, teachers will look at student performance and identify students who might benefit from summer school programs. Teachers will finalize report cards, on June 27 and 28, which will be distributed on June 29. Schools will remain open until June 30.
This schedule creates a consistent approach across all secondary schools in the district and increases the time students spend with teachers. As well it respects the amount of work required for teachers to assess student performance and prepare and issue report cards by June 29.
Report cards will be available at Kamloops School of the Arts starting at noon on June 29. Report cards can be picked up after that time, as well as on June 30.
If you have questions about the year-end schedule, contact your school direct.