Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Grenada: Happy Hill Secondary resumes regular classes tomorrow

Happy Hill Secondary School to cut distance learning and return to in-person instructions tomorrow. (Photo: Happy Hill Secondary School/Facebook)

Happy Hill Secondary School to cut distance learning and return to in-person instructions tomorrow. (Photo: Happy Hill Secondary School/Facebook)

The Happy Hill Secondary School will resume in-person instructions for all its students for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted regular classes in March. 

The institution announced the resumption on social media, as it advised its over 400 students to wear their masks and to take along hand sanitizers.

"The Happy Hill Secondary School wishes to advise that as of Wednesday 28th October our school will return to normal scheduling of classes where all classes will be accommodated," the institution announced. 

"As a result, all students are expected to report to school where we will first have a praise and thanksgiving assembly," it continued. 

The Saint George-based institution has been experimenting with a mixture of distance and in-person lessons since the start of the new school year, on September 7.

Forms 4 and 5 students were required to attend school at the outset but on different days. Forms 3, 2 and 1 students started later on a similar arrangement, which ensured that only a restricted number of students were at school at any given time.

Students who had their off day from going to the facility were required to attend classes online.  

But a school official told Loop Caribbean that distance learning had its issues, namely problems with equipment and internet. Students skipping online classes was also a problem.

Parents, too, had reportedly been clamouring for the conventional resumption of classes, as has been the case at other institutions.

The return of Happy Hill's full complement of students tomorrow comes as health authorities continue to manage the spread of the coronavirus.

The island recorded 28 cases of the virus as of yesterday.  The island is on course to reopening its borders on October 1.

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