SECPSD schools moved to remote learning
April 1, 2021, 4:18 pm
Due to rising positive cases of Covid-19, including the Variants of Concern, it was announced on Thursday that all schools in South East Cornerstone Public School Division and Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division will be moving to Level 4, remote online learning following the Easter break through to April 23 inclusive.
This was a joint decision between SECPSD Board of Education, Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division Board of Education and the Local Medical Health Officers who support the area.
SECPSD said this change was driven by the increasing cases across the south east that have resulted in a significant increase in active cases that are not limited to one geographical area, suggesting there is a high risk of community spread.
They said the move to remote learning is one more option in ongoing efforts to control this pandemic’s spread.
The move to remote learning is in addition to existing public health measures, including limiting your bubble size and content, wearing a mask in public, washing your hands regularly, staying isolated, and getting tested as soon as possible if you are sick.
SECPSD and HFRCSSD say they recognize and appreciate that this is challenging for families. “Our top priority is the health and safety of all our staff, students, and communities as we strive to provide the best education possible during these difficult times,” they said in a release on Thursday.