Some teachers will be back in the classroom with Auckland's move to alert level 3, but the bulk of teaching in the city remains virtual.
This has students, teachers, and school administrators worried about the upcoming Cambridge and NCEA exams, the results of which determine university entrance.
Auckland Secondary Principals Association President Steve Hargreaves told RNZ there is no doubt that more learning credits for students in lockdown will be necessary.
With lingering uncertainty over how long most students in Tāmaki Makaurau will be learning from home, principals say planning for the last term is proving especially difficult.
Secondary Principals' Association of New Zealand president Vaughan Couillault spoke to Corin Dann.