OCTOBER 22, 2020 – Bewildered. Many in Cornwall are confused, afraid, and angry as information trickles out about the first confirmed school and daycare outbreaks of COVID in Cornwall.
If you go to the EOHU social media channels, at least as of publication time, nary a word or release about what was sent out to parents.
It’s bizarre and frankly scary. How do we media do our job if our health unit fails to do that during a pandemic? And this isn’t an isolated case. It also begs the question of how many instances and issues have the public not known about?
Thanks to a CFN viewer for sending over the information.
We will update IF more information is released.
A parent sent in an email sent from their school explaining online learning if the school were to close:
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Date: Thu., Oct. 22, 2020, 7:00 a.m.
Subject: A note from your child’s teacher
An account for our classroom has been set up on Microsoft Teams. Currently, Microsoft Teams is being used for the students in our class who are completing their education through distance learning. In the event of a school closure, Microsoft Teams would be used to facilitate virtual learning for all students. From this point forward, we will also be using Teams to share what is happening in our classroom with parents. It is important that all families make sure that they have access to their child’s Microsoft Teams account.
All students can access our teams page by following the link that has been sent to their student email account. We will be sending usernames and passwords for each student in their agenda. Parents are also invited join our Teams page through the link provided below.
In the attached file, you will find a basic introduction on how to use Microsoft Teams. You will see that it is an easy program to use!
Once you have accessed our Teams page, please let us know you were there by replying to the welcome post by typing your child’s name. If you are having any problems logging into Microsoft Teams, please let me know. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. We look forward to your visits on Teams!
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org