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On-site care for frontline workers to start at local schools this week

Going into the second week of classes without classes for School District 57 students, Superintendent Anita Richardson announced a few changes this week.

The province has suspended in-class instruction across the province due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however school districts are developing plans to continue educating students.

“On Wednesday, we will start having some students on-site for school care for our frontline health care workers,” Richardson said in a video address Friday afternoon.

Meal programs will also restart in schools that had programs prior to schools closing.

“If you were part of a meal program in one of our schools, you can look forward to that restarting on Wednesday,” she said.

 Parents can also start picking up their child’s belongings left at schools before the spring break. This will be done in accordance with health guidelines so, Richardson warns, it could take a few weeks, especially in large schools, to complete.

“So please be patient with us, and expect a phone call from your school early (this) week,” she said.

Regarding students’ continued learning  this year, parents and/or students should have already been contacted by teachers.

“Teachers are really working hard on re-establishing those connections,” she said, adding those plans for continued learning will be further developed this week.

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