Aug 17
Welcome Back! 2021/22 School Year


Oki, Tansi Hello Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We are excited to begin another year of learning at Niitsitapi Learning Centre.

At this time, mandatory masking will remain in place for all staff and students. Students riding yellow buses will also need to wear masks.

In addition, students, staff and families can expect the following health measures to be in place when classes begin in modified calendar schools on Aug. 17:

  • Students and staff will still be expected to use the daily checklist to identify if they should attend or stay home
  • Staying home when sick – students and staff who present with COVID-19 symptoms are strongly recommended to stay at home until symptoms resolve
  • Proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high traffic/touch areas
  • Enhanced ventilation in schools
  • Classroom cohorts in kindergarten to Grade 6
  • No visitors, volunteers or external partners in schools at the start of the school year

Some health restrictions will be lifted, including:

  • At the direction of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, schools will no longer inform close contacts of positive cases, but additional health measures may be implemented as the COVID-19 situation evolves, or if outbreaks occur
  • Limited off-site activities will be allowed

We all play a role in ensuring that our return to school is as safe as possible. As the school year begins, the CBE will be monitoring the situation closely and following the direction of health authorities to ensure that we are doing everything possible to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces.

​So far so good! The kids are having a great day back.

Ayyyy, hand to heart,

Ms. Allison 





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