Students Return to School in September

Today, our government announced that public school students across the province will return to class on Tuesday, Sept 8. The back to school plan is supported by public health, the IWK Health Centre and various education partners. Developed with survey feedback from more than 28,000 parents and students, and input from union and education partners, our plan outlines public health guidelines and enhanced safety measures for students and staff. It also includes measures to enhance student learning.

While overall, learning at-home during the spring went well, parents said there were some challenges, like access to technology. As a result, our government has also invested $4 million to secure 14,000 computers to support student learning for those with limited or no access to technology.

In September, students, families and staff can expect: plans to support enhanced cleaning, physical distancing and situations specific to schools in their area, classrooms to be reorganized to increase spacing, treating a class as a bubble to minimize contact with other students, enhanced cleaning on school buses as well as all school bus riders and drivers being required to wear a mask – and much more.

To view our government’s full back to school plan, visit: