Return to School Update - January 7, 2022
With the arrival of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, this pandemic is once again pushing us into uncharted territory. Though symptoms of this variant seem not to be as severe as with other variants, transmissibility of Omicron is high and we still know very little about the long-term impacts, including potential long-term COVID-19 symptoms.
The District will continue to take prudent action as the situation evolves.
As partners in education, we urge our families to help us meet the challenges of the Omicron variant for the health, safety and continuity of learning for all students and staff.
Knowing our schools reflect our community, we ask that increased measures to reduce general community transmission be taken.
As has always been the case, a combined effort will be required to end this pandemic.
The District Leadership has worked with principals and vice-principals to develop a business continuity plan to assist us in keeping schools open. Schools have updated School Safety Plans and will reintroduce health and safety protocols that were employed in all schools last year. These plans will continue to evolve along with direction from the Ministry of Education and Provincial Health Officer.