In the face of the pandemic we are experiencing, classes in Portugal have moved to the online model and this poses many challenges for students and teachers. Since everything is virtual, where emotions, feelings and the very notion of the classroom as a physical space escape, the teacher’s work is difficult and demanding.
But did you know, for example, that if students don’t show up they can fail for absences?
According to what is revealed by the JN, schools will monitor absences weekly. Parents must justify the absence of synchronous sessions and the failure to perform tasks. The goal is that online classes have more similarities with traditional classes (in times not COVID-19) and that there is this rigor in attendance and punctuality.
At the request of the Ministry of Education, schools will report weekly unjustified absences from online classes and report cases of risk of abandonment to child protection commissions. The principals are preparing to bring students to schools without equipment or without support at home. The monitoring rules are defined by each group of schools, reveals the newspaper.
What will be the limit of absences in online classes to fail the year?
In the 1st cycle, the absence limit defined in the Student Statute is 10 days, consecutive or interpolated; in the remaining years, it is twice the weekly teaching hours of each discipline. In person, parents are only contacted after half of the unjustified absences are reached
Students who are called to schools will not have face-to-face classes, they will be distributed to classrooms to attend online sessions.
The “Study at Home”, formerly “Telescola”, quadrupled audiences at RTP Memória with the return of distance learning – now extended to secondary school – on Monday. In the total for the day, with DTT and cable TV, RTP Memória reached a rating of 25.6% (almost 26 thousand viewers watching), a number much higher than that recorded on the previous Friday: second the company GfK, the audience had been 6.7% (about seven thousand attuned viewers).
Source: Pplware by pplware.sapo.pt.
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