Yesterday was a difficult day for many. I continue to be amazed at the calm and caring way that staff are able to navigate students’ questions and help them make this transition. This is not the way any of us would choose to leave school and say good-bye (for a while at least!) but I know that as plans unfold, we will continue to look after each other.
The provincial government’s school closure announcement has generated a number of questions and a great deal of uncertainty, for students, parents, and school staff.
Our current priority is to stop the spread and reduce the impact of COVID-19. As we navigate the coming days, weeks, and months, we will continue to share information and do our best to reassure students and families.
There have been many questions regarding final grades, credits, and graduation. There are no concrete answers at this time. Prairie Spirit School Division is seeking clarity on these and other issues before any definite decisions are made. The school, School Division, and Ministry of Education are working to ensure the best possible outcome for students. The Ministry of Education has communicated that “we will not let the suspension of classes impede a student’s ability to graduate or attain credit”. We will provide more specific details as they become available to us.
Many of you are asking about students’ belongings. Since school will be closed indefinitely, you are welcome to come to the school today, tomorrow or Thursday and collect your child’s belongings and look through the lost and found. Please do not come into the school if you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms.
We will continue to support our students and community as we progress through these uncertain times. Please know that as we move forward through this process you will continue to get information as it becomes available. Your patience as we move forward is greatly appreciated.
Please feel welcome to phone me directly at the school if you would like. It is helpful for you to ask questions we may not have thought of, so that we can communicate them with those who are making the plans.
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