COVID Update: Return of Students to School

CCRCE News: 
Friday, May 28, 2021

Today, Premier Rankin and Dr. Strang announced the provincial epidemiology is moving in the right direction, and we can begin to ease restrictions, including the return to school for students.

For CCRCE schools, except the schools within the boundaries of the HRM restrictions, students will return to school on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

There will be no classes for students on Monday and Tuesday. These two days will allow teachers and school-based staff to prepare the sites to welcome students back on Wednesday.

At-home learning will continue on Monday and onward for those schools impacted by continued HRM restrictions (Uniacke District, Elmsdale District, Enfield District, Maple Ridge Elementary, Riverside Education Centre, and Hants East Rural High School), but there will be some exceptions for students with highly complex needs. Additional details about a June 2 start date will be provided to those families of students with complex needs early next week.  Public health, in consultation with the province, will continue to assess in-person classes for other students at our schools impacted by continued HRM restrictions.

Community use of school gymnasiums will not be permitted. School sports teams may practice, but only within the school. 

We are all very excited to be able to close the year with most of our students back in-person in our schools. If any families are feeling unease, please rest assured that our schools are safe. We will continue the same layered approach to safety that has been in place all year, such as mask use, enhanced cleaning, outside learning and maintaining physical distancing.

The best place for our students’ social-emotional development and well-being is in school. We still have 10% of the school year in front of us, and we look forward to the impact our teachers and school-based staff members can have during this time in your child’s learning journey.

Thank you to all our families, teachers and staff members for the work it took to keep our students engaged in learning over the past month. We truly appreciate your support, as it takes a village to ensure our students can succeed.