Government News Release Published Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | View More
Students return to in-class learning
Island schools will be ready to safely welcome students and staff this fall with additional resources and enhanced health and safety measures.
Public schools across the province will return to full-time in-class learning on Tuesday, September 8. The plan for the 2020-2021 school year, outlined today, was developed with education partners based on guidelines from the Chief Public Health Office.
In September, students, families and staff can expect:
To support and ensure the health and safety of students and staff, allow for increased cleaning of high-contact surfaces, proper resources to cohorts, and address learning gaps and the well-being of students impacted by COVID-19, additional staffing resources will be added.
“We are determined to do everything we can to safely return to school this fall. Through the input and support of our education partners including educational authorities, administrators, unions, parents and students we have developed a clear and detailed guideline for success,” said Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning Brad Trivers. “Over the next week, individualized plans for schools will be developed by principals and made public so that parents, students and staff can be comfortable and prepared when school starts this September.”
“The last few months have been a challenging time for children, parents and teachers, and I want to commend everyone for adapting so well. Now, I look forward to seeing Island children head back into classrooms, the best place to allow them to learn and also socialize,” said Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison. “The plan for the 2020-2021 school year includes many important public health measures, ensuring that we are making the return to schools as safe as possible. Public health will continue working closely with the Department of Education to monitor and adjust the plan as necessary going forward.”
For more information and to provide feedback on the province’s back to school plans, visit Back to School.
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