Reopening Schools Safely: Planning for 2020-2021

The Government of the Northwest Territories has released its plan for reopening school safely this fall, laying out the general measures that parents, guardians, students, staff and communities should expect to see in JK-12 schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

"Reopening Schools Safely: Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year" outlines how schools will approach continuing education for all Northwest Territories students during the upcoming school year while prioritizing the health, safety and well-being of all students, staff and communities. It includes a spectrum of learning approaches that schools may use throughout the year, depending on the circumstances of the pandemic. It also communicates what education will generally look like by grade level.

All schools are planning to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year with a focus on providing as much in-person education as possible. While details of reopening plans will vary from school to school, the Reopening Schools Safely document provides a high-level overview of the general health and safety measures schools will need to take during the upcoming school year to stay aligned with direction from the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19.

Schools have submitted their detailed reopening plans and are working to have them approved as soon as possible. The specific details of these plans will be made available once they are reviewed and approved.

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