Remote learning in the Regina Public and Catholic school divisions is being extended until May 3.
This decision means students and staff will have four weeks of remote learning split up by the spring break; one week before and three weeks after.
The move is once again being made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, where Variants of Concern (VoC) are spreading across the province.
The Regina school divisions have indicated they are collaborating with other Regina-area school divisions with this decision, though nothing has been made official by the Prairie Valley School Division.
School families will still receive learning resources from teachers and their schools during this extension period. School-based staff not directly involved with teaching will continue identifying, reaching out and engaging with students who are facing challenges with remote learning.
Prairie Valley students back April 26
The Prairie Valley School Division has chosen to bring students and staff back to classrooms starting Monday, April 26. The information was provided in a news release on Tuesday.
“The health and safety of our students and staff will always be our primary concern,” notes the school division, saying they consulted with the Saskatchewan Health Authority on the decision. “However, this concern must always be balanced with the need to provide our students with the best possible learning opportunity. We have no doubt that is in the classroom.”
All public health protocols will be in effect.