Dear students, parents and stakeholders:
YK1 is working closely with its partners – including the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association, the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer and other NWT education bodies – on planning for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to safely reopen schools, we know that we’ll have to adhere to additional physical distancing and cleaning requirements. Planning must be highly detailed and ultimately submitted to the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer for approval. We will continue to plan based on the latest public health advice available, and look forward to reopening schools once a safe and practical proposal has been approved. Please know that this planning is already well underway and updates will be communicated to students, parents and stakeholders as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we’d like to check in with our families. If you can, please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey to help us understand what’s worked over the past few weeks and what’s been a challenge. We appreciate your feedback. As always, our first priority is the mental and physical wellbeing of our families, and we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these challenging times.