Dear Parents/Carers,

I want to thank you again for your support throughout what has been a very unusual school semester. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our entire community and has presented us with extraordinary challenges in managing schooling during the first half of 2020. I am pleased that together, we have been able to make the best of this situation and ensure your child’s safety and continuity of learning.

With the regular attendance of many students being lower over this time, the breadth and depth of the curriculum covered throughout semester one may have been reduced. It also means that your child’s attendance may not be reported, and any written comments may provide less information on his/her progress than usual.

Although we are not required to provide a grade for this semester, at Clarkson Community High School, we have decided to provide a grade where possible. Parents and carers should note that this is based on the evidence of achievement and work ethic we have been able to access, so grades may not be a perfect indicator of achievement and progress.

Schooling is once again returning to normal and our students are engaging in the regular curriculum, in their usual classroom environment. Semester two reports will reflect this and therefore provide the usual, more detailed information on your child’s progress and achievement.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement as we work together to provide the best learning opportunities for our students. As we progress, I’ll be sure to keep you updated with any new information.

Kind regards

John Young
Clarkson Community High School