April 27, 2021
Dear SRCE Families:
Earlier today, the provincial government announced new restrictions for the entire province including the closing of all public schools across the province.
For the SRCE, this means all schools will transition to at-home learning for a period of two weeks. Our schools closed to students at the end of the day today (Tuesday, April 27, 2021).
What do you need to know?
SRCE schools will begin at-home learning on Friday, April 30, 2021. An update will be provided to families prior to May 12, 2021.
We realize this information is being shared at the end of the day. We understand many of our students may not have their needed materials or technology with them. Principals and school staff are working on details of how you can get what you need and will communicate with you soon.
You can expect a combination of real-time instruction delivered by teachers and self-directed learning. Students will have opportunities to engage virtually with their peers, their teachers, and all other supports. For an overview of what at-home learning will look like, click here. I would also encourage you to revisit the Back to School Plan, where you can find more information and resources for you and your family.
If you are looking for information about curriculum, physical activity, mental health or for technology support, click here.
For families who are unable to access food during the school closures, Feed Nova Scotia and local food support programs are here to help. Food banks and local food programs are open and safely supporting communities. 211 online is available 24/7 to provide more information and connect you to your nearest option. If you are unable to access food support from a local food program, Feed Nova Scotia's COVID-19 Emergency Food Box Program is available. Call 211 weekdays between 8am and 8pm to see if the program is a good fit.
Your next update will come from your child's teacher/school.
How can we stop the spread of COVID-19?
Please continue to monitor yourself, and your child(ren) daily for signs or symptoms of COVID-19, using Nova Scotia’s Daily Checklist.
Get tested. Public Health is encouraging everyone to test regularly for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms or only mild symptoms. Visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority website for more information about testing.
Thank you for everything you are doing to support one another with kindness, compassion and understanding. By continuing to work together and reinforce the importance of our shared responsibility in following and respecting the public health measures, we will ensure that the final part of our school year remains safe and successful for our students.
Stay well and stay safe.
With much appreciation,
Regional Executive Director of Education