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Planning for Schools to Re-open

June 19, 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers:Message about Re-open.png

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we have navigated the COVID-19 pandemic in Saskatchewan, and the move to Supplemental Learning. We know it hasn't been an easy process for families, but we are grateful for your support and understanding as we have had to make changes and adapt to new ways of learning and delivering education.

On June 9, 2020 the Minister of Education, Gordon Wyant, announced that schools would re-open in Saskatchewan as early as September 1. Since then, the government has provided guidelines for school divisions to incorporate into their plans for returning to school. The guidelines are available here.

Our planning is underway and will be finalized in the coming days. The Northwest School Division School Re-open Plan will incorporate the provincial guidance from the Ministry of Education and Public Health, as well as the feedback we received from our students, parents/caregivers, community members and staff in our surveys.

Individual schools in our division will also develop their own plan to address the specific needs of their community and facility.

All plans will be focused around four key measures:

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures
  • Practicing physical/social distancing, where possible
  • Frequent hand-washing or hand sanitizing
  • Staying home if sick

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority as we plan for the return to school.

Once the school division and school plans are finalized we will be in contact with families to share the information.

Please keep in mind that our province is still progressing through the phased re-open plan and some of the guidance for schools may change over the summer. We will strive to keep families updated with the latest information.

If you have questions about the plan to return to school, please contact your child's school.

Sincerely,

Duane Hauk
Director of Education