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Arrangement for Schools after Circuit Breaker

With the end of the Circuit Breaker period on 1 June 2020, we will progressively bring students back to school from 2 June 2020, in a careful and safe manner. From 2 June 2020, our graduating students and students who need additional support will return to school daily. The other levels will rotate weekly between Home-Based Learning (HBL) and returning to school for lessons. The school will ensure that safe management measures are in place to keep our students safe. Click on the attachment for more details on the measures and arrangements. 

 

Our teachers will continue to monitor the progress of your child and be in regular contact with you and your child to provide support during this transition. MOE will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. We urge you to rely on official sources of information and not to circulate any unconfirmed information. If you have any further queries, please contact Ms Susan Toh, VP, or Ms Chrystine Woon, VP (Admin) at 6466 4525 or email stmargaretss@moe.edu.sg .

 


SMSS on Channel News Asia (3 May 2020)

The assessment tasks for a number of GCE O-level coursework subjects have been reduced in light of the shift to full home-based learning and adjustments to the school holidays, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how the drama teacher and students in our school have adapted to the changes. Refer to the CNA Website -  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-gce-coursework-subjects-assessment-tasks-reduced-12704934 or watch the news video clip here.

Full Home-Based Learning Updates (17 April 2020)

Weighted Assessments
Weighted Assessments planned for Term 2 will be adjusted. More information on the Weighted Assessments and End-of-Year Examinations will be shared at a later date.

National Examinations
We share your concerns and understand the impact of prolonged school closure on curriculum time and students’ learning. As communicated by Minister of Education, the cancellation of the Mid-Year Examinations (in our case, for Sec 2 and Sec 4/5) will allow us to plough back some time to work on curriculum recovery when we return from FHBL currently slated for 5 May 2020. For national examinations, MOE recognises that these are major milestones and will ensure that they are carried out as normal so that graduating students are not disadvantaged. MOE/SEAB will take various measures to lessen the impact of prolonged HBL on students. Please expect some programmatic changes to the timetable to allow time for the Sec 4/5 students to prepare for the Mid-Year GCE O Level Mother Tongue Languages Paper when they return after the FHBL.

Coursework
When schools resume after FHBL, teachers will conduct supplementary lessons for students to recover the time lost for coursework, taking into consideration the student’s overall workload and well-being. In the event that FHBL is extended, and that coursework national submission deadlines cannot be further extended without overlapping with school preliminary examinations, your daughter/ward will submit the coursework that she has so far completed. SEAB has established processes to ensure that these students will still be fairly assessed.

Access to Support during Full HBL Period

Social-emotional support

For students who need social-emotional support during this period of Full HBL, they can get in touch with the School Counsellor or the Helplines via the following link or QR code.

During Office Hours (7.30am-4.00pm)

Outside Office Hours

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Useful Helplines

 

Support on Learning Activities and Assignments
For questions on learning activities and assignments, you may contact your subject teacher directly via email given in the Google Spreadsheet containing your learning activities.

Technical Support
For account matters, please refer to the infographic here.

Opening Hours of General Office during Full HBL

During the period of Full HBL (8 April - 4 May), the operating hours of the General Office will be from 7.30am - 5.30pm (Mon-Fri).

Full Home-Based Learning (8 April to 4 May)

From Wednesday, 8 April 2020 to Monday, 4 May, our school will be conducting full Home Based Learning (HBL).

A HBL timetable has been prepared for all students. Please download the timetable here.

During this HBL period, students are advised to stay at home and continue to observe good hygiene practices such as washing their hands frequently with soap. If they feels unwell, they must consult the doctor promptly and inform their Form Teachers if they display any fever or flu-like symptoms.  

Students have been provided with an outline of all lessons and assignments as well as instructions on how to access their HBL materials via email. The HBL will include learning that students are to do independently, self-directed packages on Student Learning Space (SLS) as well as face-to-face video conferencing sessions with form and subject teachers via Google Meet/Zoom. Guides, FAQ as well as Helpdesk Information have been uploaded on the Home-Based Learning page of the school website for students’ reference. 

Mid-Year Examinations and National Examinations
Mid-year examinations for all levels will be cancelled.  However, the GCE mid-year Mother Tongue Language O-Level examination in June will continue to be held with precautionary measures put in place.  Affected students will be advised accordingly on the examinations in due course.

Co-Curricular Activities and External Activities 
Co-Curricular Activities will remain suspended for the rest of Term 2. External activities and those that involve mingling of students across schools – Learning Journeys, outdoor learning activities at the Outdoor Adventure Learning Centres and the National School Games – will also remain suspended for the rest of Term 2. 

Resources on Providing Social and Emotional Support for your Children

Resources on Providing Social and Emotional Support for your Children

Journeying with our Children.pdf 

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