Students Return To In-Person Learning On Monday, January 31st

Posted: January 29, 2022

Officials announced late Thursday that students will be returning to schools on Monday, January 31st for in-person learning. The Province moved to Level 2 of their Winter Plan on Friday, January 28th at 11:59 p.m. Below is an excerpt from the government press release, as it pertains to schools. 

Important information, including links to the updated Winter Plans and self-reported COVID-19 cases in schools, can be found on the ASD-N dashboard (located on the main page of this website).


In-person learning to resume Monday

Public schools will resume full-time, in-person learning on Monday, as planned. The provincial plans for schools, which outlines measures to align with Public Health’s winter plan, will also take effect Monday.

Families are reminded that masks will be required indoors and outdoors, for all age groups, except for kindergarten-to-Grade 8 students who are within their grouping outdoors at Level 2. Students are reminded to bring their own mask to school; well-fitted, three-layer masks are recommended by Public Health. A supply of medical-grade masks, rated as KN95 or higher, have been secured for teachers and school staff as an option.

“We all have a role to play in keeping our schools as healthy and safe as possible,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “We are asking everyone in schools to co-operate to make sure everyone is wearing their mask properly throughout the day – over the nose and mouth. By following the guidelines, you are helping to keep school staff, students and others in the community healthy.”

Any student experiencing a new or worsening symptom should not attend school and register online for rapid tests. The full plans for kindergarten to Grade 8 and high schools are available online.

Regular updates on cases affecting schools will resume Monday on the Healthy and Safe Schools website.