Halton District School Board confirms secondary students’ final marks will not be ‘negatively affected’ by final evaluations


Published January 20, 2022 at 4:15 pm

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) recently confirmed that final marks in secondary students’ first semester will not be “negatively affected” by final evaluations.

The HDSB provided this update in a letter that was recently sent to families of students in grades nine to 12 about final evaluations for Semester 1 courses. 

“We understand and share student concerns and anxiety regarding final evaluations given that students are currently learning remotely and many students and staff could be experiencing greater levels of missed class time and absenteeism due to the Omicron virus,” stated the letter.

“Given these realities, students’ final marks will not be negatively affected by the final evaluations.”

This means that a student’s mark will not drop as a result of their final evaluations which include exams, final performance tasks and interviews.

The letter also confirmed that the HDSB has requested that all of their secondary teachers “exercise increased levels of flexibility and support” to ensure that no student is disadvantaged amid the pandemic.

Final evaluation days for Semester 1 remain as scheduled and will take place on Jan. 27, 28, 31 and Feb. 1.

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