April 10, 2021
Dear ASD-S High School Families and Students,
It was announced on March 19 that all high
school students would be returning to full-time in-person learning on April 12,
2021. As the COVID-19 pandemic is ever evolving, we are required to adjust to
new information accordingly. As a result, out of an abundance of caution, the
province announced today that full-time in-person learning for all high
schools in the province will be delayed. In consideration of
presumptive cases of COVID-19 variants identified in the province, this delay
will allow for more physical distancing in high schools and minimize the number
of possible contacts should there be an outbreak in a school.
The government’s Cabinet and the all-party
cabinet committee on COVID-19 will revisit this decision based on the advice of
Public Health during the week of April 26.
provincial “Return to School” plan is a living document that changes to reflect
new information and best practices, as advised by Public Health. The Department
of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) will continue to
collaborate with Public Health and we will keep you updated as more information
EECD first announced the “Return to School” plan last spring, we knew that this
would be a school year like no other. Over the past year, our students and
their families have been flexible and understanding, and we thank you for your
patience and ongoing cooperation this year.