Congress Weekly, Marianopolis News

Congress Weekly – March 20, 2020

Written by Sarah Malik

Edited by Emma Youhnovska

Hello Marianopolis! The previous week has been very interesting for us all. Social distancing and self-quarantining to help lower the number of new cases are very necessary but difficult precautions. This week’s Congress meeting had a couple of things to say about how Marianopolis is handling COVID-19 and new alternative teaching methods.

Firstly, March 23 is considered the first day some teachers are going to try to touch base with students and test out alternative teaching methods. However, it is important to note that no teaching will happen until March 30. Teachers also can not assign work due beforehand. For those of you who do not have consistent access to a computer or WIFI, don’t worry, TLT is coming up with solutions. Regardless of the reason accessibility is a problem in your home, it is important to contact your teachers and explain the situation.

Understandably, many students’ questions remain unanswered despite the recent updates sent by the school, but further notices will be released as the situation develops. As of right now, no summative evaluations will happen until March 30. In layman’s terms, this means that high stakes testing such as midterms can’t happen until March 30.

On a different note, in-person club activities have been cancelled due to COVID-19 but Congress hopes that club executives can and will come up with fun online equivalents for said activities. For example, the MariArt club could hold an online art competition for its members.

To end this article, I hope that everyone is doing well and staying safe.

Have a nice day MSU.

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