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Senior ESHS resuming classes five days a week – Dr Wheatley

- effective Monday, May 10, 2021, students will attend using shift system
Students at the Senior Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) will be returning to classes five days a week from Monday, May 10, 2021. Photo: Facebook/File
The announcement for school five days a week was made by Deputy Premier, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R5) in a May 6, 2021, statement. Photo: VINO/File
The announcement for school five days a week was made by Deputy Premier, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R5) in a May 6, 2021, statement. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Students at the Senior Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) will be returning to classes five days a week from Monday, May 10, 2021.

This was announced by Deputy Premier, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) in a May 6, 2021, statement.

Stakeholders engaged - Dr Wheatley 

“I am now pleased to announce that having engaged with the relevant stakeholders, we are now ready to implement the planned shift system to have all senior students attending classes five days a week with effect from Monday, May 10, 2021.”

According to the Minister, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students were previously divided into groups for scheduling purposes so there will be two shifts, with the morning shift beginning at 8:40 a.m. and ending at 11:55 a.m. for groups 10A, 11A, and 12A.

“The afternoon shift will be for students in Group B and it will begin at 12:40 p.m. and end at 3:55 p.m. Transportation will be provided for students to move between campuses to attend technical/lab classes.”

Hon Wheatley reminded parents and members of the public the COVID-19 pandemic is still ‘unprecedented’ as such, adjustments must be made to ensure students have more classroom access.

More on-site classes needed

“As we seek to make the necessary adjustments to ensure that our children will have more on-site class sessions, I, therefore, ask for your continued cooperation and support. We will continue to evaluate our present system and make necessary adjustments to improve as we move forward,” he said.

The Minister said that while he is aware of some concerns about the reduced instructional time for single sessions, he assured that the ministry is considering additional measures to support students.

“I also wish to reiterate that students will continue to do practice exercises, homework and other activities when they are not attending face-to-face sessions. The use of our Google classrooms and other online platforms will continue as teachers will supplement their contact sessions using the platform,” he said.

14 Responses to “Senior ESHS resuming classes five days a week – Dr Wheatley”

  • ESHR (08/05/2021, 15:15) Like (23) Dislike (17) Reply
    WE MISS U MYRON
    • @ eshr (08/05/2021, 15:43) Like (16) Dislike (21) Reply
      Hell no we don’t and trust me he not getting back
    • @ESHR (08/05/2021, 18:06) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
      If M×××× had use the money wisely and built a proper scructure instead of that light card board building he erected at ESHS we would not be in this situation.. Take a look at the buildings that were built by the Virgin Islands party such as the L shape building at the ESHS and the Althea Scatliffe Primary, these building withstood the hurricane , they only needed repairs. The one that he built was blown down like a match box and it was not even insured. Our memories ate not that short.
  • shantel (08/05/2021, 15:17) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sounds like the shift system still there... what is new?
  • lobster (08/05/2021, 15:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are you certain his time around?????
  • Rubber Duck (08/05/2021, 15:44) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    Thank you showada at least you listen unlike funny man he is a bully
  • parent (08/05/2021, 16:34) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hon. Wheatley. Peprhaps it would be fair if you can inform parents of the reason the shift system was postponed this week. After all, the principal had already met with parents and explained the shift system and the reason for it. To postpone the commencement date at the 11th hour without stating the "concerns" is not helpful and is just disrespectful to the parents.
  • Local (08/05/2021, 18:11) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Please inform us when the juniors will be able to attend school five days also. Lots of young students are falling behind with no solution in sight.
    • At local (09/05/2021, 06:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don’t want my junior students going no where! We are starting week 4 of 8 weeks it does NOT make any sense. This term flying by but I’m hoping that everyone will be back fully in September. By time you get the juniors settled , 2 weeks will be gone.
  • Let (08/05/2021, 18:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give a chance to the great woman of the bvi to form a party and see if there can fix all these situations our little bvi is going through...I feel it worth it after all there lye more integraty than these pass few men .....
  • parent (08/05/2021, 19:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does this make sense to change the current system with just a few weeks left in the school year? Making it even harder for these children to learn with limited time for each session and a ton of homework...we'll hear the same cry when we had the Irma shift school. Come up with a better plan for year 2021-2022.
  • Blindman (08/05/2021, 19:46) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    If the child is falling behind its the parent fault not the school or teachers be more helpful instead of depending on the teacher for everything make sure your child read and try to solve problems instead of having them on phones and playing foolish games or chatting nonsense , see what they watching go through their phone and laptop its your job to make sure they get educated not the teacher , teacher got there papers and getting paid.
  • Blade Runner (08/05/2021, 20:40) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    2023, ALL WOMEN CABINET. GIVE US THE CHANCE TO CLEAN UP THE MESS. WOMEN IN POWER IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS.
  • NB (08/05/2021, 23:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    For the students with technical subjects; The move between campuses in the short span of time makes absolutely no sense. What time is left for the actually class? Smdh


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