Return to School Letter and Safe Schools Plan Update August 25, 2021
Revised Return to School Plan
August 25, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians :
On Friday, August 20, 2021, the Ministry of Health released its revised 2021-22 Safe School Plan. The plan restated the Ministry’s commitment to student and staff safety and to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation in the province.
The revised provincial plan can be found here – Province Updates Safe Schools Plan August 20, 2021 – Prairie South School Division #210.
Prairie South’s revised plan contains a change regarding masking. We now strongly recommend that all children under the age of 12, unvaccinated students and staff, and all visitors wear a mask in all common areas such as school entrances, hallways, lunchrooms, washrooms, libraries, and on school buses. Masks for the above groups of students can be removed once they are settled in their classrooms. There are no masking recommendations for recess and outdoor classroom activities.
Prairie South Schools is a mask-friendly environment and therefore supports mask use by all students, staff, and visitors.
As mentioned in our August 10 plan, Prairie South will continue to follow the direction of the Ministry of Health and our local public health agencies. Additionally, Prairie South is committed to responding immediately should the direction change.
The accompanying Quick Reference Guide outlines both provincial and local guidelines for supporting a safe return to school.
Director of Education
Chair, Board of Education