In consultation with the Department of Education, several schools in the Central Region area will be closed to in-class instruction for two days (Tuesday May 25 and Wednesday, May 26) in response to an identified cluster of Covid-19 in the area.
While Public Health has not expressly advised that in-class instruction be suspended at this time, this action is being taken from a District perspective to address any operational issues which may occur in terms of teaching and support staff being directly advised by Public Health to self isolate.
If required, students will be able to collect any essential learning materials required from their schools on Tuesday, May 25, and online instruction will be available on Wednesday, May 26. It is expected that in-class instruction will resume on Thursday, May 27.
If the situation changes, families will be advised as soon as possible and the District will adjust operations as necessary.
The impacted schools are listed in the Backgrounder of the News Release linked below.
Meanwhile, as noted during the May 24, 2021 provincial Covid-19 briefing, the impact on schools in the area is limited at this time, due partly to a scheduled two-day professional learning session for teachers that led into the weekend. Students were not in school at that time.
An update will be provided on Wednesday, May 26.