Dear International Community,
The Abbotsford School District continues our work on developing educational continuity plans for our students. Here are additional Frequently Asked Questions.
- When will educational continuity plans be put in place?
Our teachers started connecting with students and/or parents. Learning opportunities will look different while our schools are closed for face to face instruction to students. This could include measures such as online learning tools and/or resource packages or assignments emailed from teachers to parents and/or students. You can expect information from each teacher no later than April 15.
- Are international students who returned to their home country due to COVID-19 required to partake in the continued learning?
All students will receive a report card based on where they were at prior to spring break combined with completion of the learning opportunities they are engaging in at home. International students who returned to their home country due to COVID-19 must also participate in learning opportunities provided by their teachers to complete the current semester/year unless they are withdrawn from the program. Final mark on a student’s official transcript will be reflective of all work completed to the end of June 2020.
- What will happen if international students including those who returned to their home country don’t participate in continued learning opportunities?
The Ministry of Education has indicated that all students K-11 will be promoted to the next grade and that all grade 12 students eligible to graduate will graduate in June. Every student will receive final grades and will receive a report card, appropriate to their grade level. Teachers will be responsible for assessing a student’s progress and assigning a final grade. Please note, that if a student doesn’t participate in the continued learning opportunities, they will receive a zero for all of the work not completed and this will impact their final grade. In other words, the student may be promoted to the next grade but the final mark on his or her official transcript will indicate a failing grade.
- What do international students who returned to their home country do if they would like to withdraw from the International Program and register at school in their home country?
They must inform the international program of their decision by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Please be advised that there will be no program fee refund as per our refund policy.
- Is the International office closed to public?
Yes, we are closed to the public. Here is our contact information.
General Inquiries – 604.217.0625 or email@example.com
Inquiries related to Medical Insurance – firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Contact – 604.217.1917 (Please leave a detailed message with your name and contact number)
All other inquiries & assistance – Please contact your international assistant.
We truly appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation. We will update you again as we receive more information.
Manager of International Program
Abbotsford School District