Sask. Ministry of Education determining what in-class learning may look like in the fall

The Ministry of Education’s response planning team is taking the next steps to determine what education will look like once the 2020-2021 school year starts up in the fall.

This comes after the Saskatchewan government’s announcement on Thursday that in-class learning will be suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.

“When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Saskatchewan, it impacted everyone in the education sector,” shared Education Minister Gordon Wyant in a media release on Thursday.

“We needed to move quickly and decisively in order to protect our students, staff and families, and within a matter of weeks, a supplemental learning framework was created to provide students with learning opportunities from their home. I am very pleased with the success we have seen using this new way of delivering education to our students and I commend teachers, staff and parents for adapting quickly and enthusiastically.”

The government said the Saskatchewan Education’s Response Planning Team is now working with education sector partners to begin work on what in-class learning may look like in September. Timelines will depend on public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, school divisions are working with graduates and staff to consider virtual graduation ceremonies and possible postponements, too.


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