Good afternoon Families
With the continued
rapid spread of Omicron COVID-19 cases across the province, there has been a
need to adjust plans for the return to school following the holidays, as
announced by the province earlier today. This shift is made with the
hopes of minimizing the risk of transmission of the virus and protecting our
communities & the health care system in our province.
Specific to the
education system, please note the following:
will return to a distance learning scenario on Tuesday, January 11.
This will remain in place until at least Friday, January 21. This
decision will be re-evaluated during the week of January 17.
students who are deemed to be vulnerable or at risk or have exceptional
learning needs will be invited to attend school in person. These
details will be finalized as we approach a return from the holidays.
interim measures for extra-curricular sports and activities remain in
place. There are no extra-curricular activities for those aged 12
and under and there are only “skills and drills” and single team/group
practice for those over the age of 12 and fully vaccinated.
Specific to the school
system, we expect to learn more about positive case communications and rapid
testing expectations as the holidays draw to a close. You are encouraged
to save at least two rapid tests for the days that precede a return to school
in person. We will communicate with you again as will your school
I offer my wishes for
a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a safe & healthy 2022!