... Nunavut… Each stage in the draft plan, obtained by Nunatsiaq News, represents a different level of COVID-19 exposure and outlines how schools would operate depending on the impacts of COVID-19 in each community. He says the draft documents were written to consult with Nunavut district education authorities and the Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut for a teleconference this Friday. The Department of Education has been working closely with the Chief Public Health Officer and Nunavut education partners to develop this plan. Minister of Education unveils reopening plan for Nunavut schools by Rajnesh Sharma July 24, 2020 The Department of Education officially unveiled their reopening plan for Nunavut schools, during a press conference on July 24. ... importance that Education Minister David Joanasie and his department come through with a clear and concise plan for the reopening of schools and ensuring students are getting the highest quality of education possible despite the circumstances. Education Leaders from across the Northwest Territories (NWT) met via teleconference with Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Minister R.J. Simpson and the NWT Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) on May 13, 2020 to discuss the recent recommendation that NWT schools are safe to reopen for the remainder of the school year as part of Phase 1 of Emerging Wisely: Path to Eased Public Umimmak School, Grise Fiord. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Physical distancing of two metres will be enforced and there will be no eating in communal areas or sharing food. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. The Nunavut government is planning on opening schools with no physical distancing measures this fall, as long as the territory continues to be COVID-19 free. Please call 975-8601 or 1-888-975-8601 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak with someone. All schools in Nunavut will remain closed to students for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. The unveiling of school reopening plan in Nunavut puzzles district education authorities, who feel they are ill-equipped to implement the directives of the territorial government. Sakku School, Coral Harbour. Department of Education Services, July 20, 2020. If there is COVID-19 in the region, but not in the community, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Micheal Patterson will determine if a community will enter stage two. This will ensure that our students are learning in a safe, supportive environment. If COVID-19 does come to Nunavut, the stage that a community goes into depends on what the risks are. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. The department knows the importance of school to students’ physical and mental health and we will continue to support students over the coming months. Schools, businesses and workplaces were allowed to reopen, except in Arviat, which had 65 active cases. Here's a snapshot of the Nunavut government's draft plan to reopen schools: To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). There are 10 Manitoba schools, 13 in New Brunswick, three in Newfoundland and Labrador, 14 in Ontario, five in Prince Edward Island, seven in Saskatchewan, and one in the Yukon. Elementary school students will go three days a week at 60 per cent capacity. Grades Kindergarten through 12, Resolute Bay. At stage two, class sizes drop for middle and high school students to about 40 and 60 per cent capacity and their schedules will be staggered to reduce interaction. Don’t reopen Nunavut schools, union president recommends. … The Government of Nunavut. This will happen 10 to 28 days after the last case of COVID-19 in a community moves into recovery. Meanwhile, the Iqaluit education authority says it's frustrated by the lack of information. As Quebec continues with its reopening measures, schools outside of the Montreal region continue to conduct classes, but not without following health safety measures. Territorial schools closed on March … Keeping our staff and students safe is the Department of Education’s highest priority. This decision has been supported by Nunavut’s chief public health officer, announced Minister of Education David Joanasie at today’s press conference. Share this: Advertisement. "Based on this lack of collaboration, we are not prepared for the return of students to classes in September 2020. Students will only attend school between two to three days a week and will be given learning packages. The letter urges the Department of Education to involve the district education authorities in the planning process for schools reopening. Read the plan here. The Nunavut government is planning on opening schools with no physical distancing measures this fall, as long as the territory continues to be COVID-19 free. Iqaluit, Nunavut This graph shows the various stages that schools in Nunavut are in, as of Nov. 12. In draft documents obtained by CBC, the Nunavut government outlines a four-stage plan for how schools will operate this fall depending on the risk of COVID-19. "I am concerned that the premature publication of these draft documents may cause confusion with the public," said Joanasie. No order. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. In the letter it asks if the government has a plan to provide students without access to computers and internet with these tools. Please remember this line is for those who need it – and should not be used for general inquiries. In stage two, all elementary school students will still go to school. "Our concern is we, and the school staff, are all left in an information vacuum, this is just not acceptable," said the Iqaluit District Education Authority in a letter dated July 2 to Education Minister David Joanasie. Nunavut's Path: moving forward during COVID-19, Take the self-assessment tool at nu.thrive.health. In the documents dated July 3, the government says it plans to open schools in September if there are no positive cases, as part of stage one. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Physical distancing is not required though. P.O. Stage four has the strictest measures and no one will go to school. Posted in Nunavut News Plan to reopen schools to be revealed publicly by end of July, education minister says by Derek Neary July 8, 2020. In the call, Nunavut district education authorities will have a chance to ask the Department of Education and the chief public health officer about reopening plans. The chief public health officer will make the transitions of stages once COVID-19 has been contained and all positive cases recovered. Students in Nunavut will return to classes this coming August and September, with a few modifications to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. This plan, with its focus on health and safety, supports the department’s ability to deliver high-quality instruction for all students, whether in-class or at home. In this circumstance, one or more people would have to have potential exposure to the disease. In stage three, students will start going back to school at a limited capacity. On Wednesday, however, the chief public health officer announced two presumptive cases at Mary River Mine. Do you have questions about travel to Nunavut or the isolation sites? Schools will reopen for the first time since KI shut down classes and schools on March 24, as much of the province went into lockdown due to COVID-19. Food programs will be stopped, adapted or reduced. Manitoba: There are no immediate plans to reopen schools, according to Premier Brian Pallister. including schools, for a minimum of 14 days. The 2020-21 Opening Plan for Nunavut Schools identifies four stages that will direct school operations during COVID-19, depending on the impacts of the virus in our communities. The department said it will release a final version of the schools health and safety plan for reopening on Monday. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. What to expect as Nunavut schools reopen “It was not always easy to stay home, and now it will take extra work to go back to school” As Nunavut schools reopen this fall, “we need to be patient and creative for our children—continuing to put healthy learning first,” writes Jedidah Merkosak, chair of the Coalition of Nunavut DEAs. 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Share this: The Department of Education is anticipating that it will, by the end of July, publicly release its plans to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year. Schools in the territory have been closed since March 17, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Social Sharing Education department launches online learning after feds promise $8M to reopen safely This is a list of schools in Nunavut, Canada, sorted by school name. The Department of Education is anticipating that it will, by the end of July, publicly release its plans to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year. Stage one would go ahead if there is no COVID-19 in the … Bus schedules will be staggered. Reopening dependent on CPHO instruction. Middle and high school students will return for two days a week at 40 per cent capacity. Contact Us . Students are ready to return to school, and this plan will ensure that they can do so safely. There are also people sick with COVID-19 in Rankin Inlet and Whale Cove, but the virus is thought to be contained there, so schools have reopened. Box 1000 Station 200 All learning will be from a distance for at least 14 days. Primary and secondary schools by province Primary and secondary schools in Canada follow the health regulations set out by their province or territory. Toll free: 1-877-212-6438 Tel: (867) 975-6000 Fax: (867) 975-6099. www.gov.nu.ca. If the risk of COVID-19 increases so do the precautions in the schools. (Image courtesy of the GN) A community enters stage two if it is at "escalated risk" of COVID-19 but does not have a current case. The schools remained closed on Thursday, affecting more than 1,300 children in Nunavut’s capital, following the announcement on Nov. 11 of a confirmed case of COVID-19, Nunavut’s third, in Rankin Inlet. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Education Minister Joanasie said in a emailed statement to CBC that he is disappointed the documents have been published before education partners have had a chance to weigh in on them. The letter poses questions like, who will supply and pay for extra cleaning supplies, and are there alternative solutions for students if they need to go back to home schooling. Find the latest COVID-19 GN updates and health resources. Tel: (867) 975-6000 Comments are welcome while open. A community will jump from stage two to four if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19. The school reopening plan will likely be announced on Monday, Patterson said. District education authorities in Nunavut are dissatisfied with the guidelines set out in the plan to reopen schools released on Friday. By Emma Tranter. While Nunavik is currently free of any active COVID-19 cases, KI’s Secretary General Harriet Keleutak said the board is still waiting for directives as to what classroom learning will look like. In draft documents obtained by CBC News, the Nunavut government outlines a four-stage plan for how schools will operate depending on the risk of COVID-19. Post-secondary schools are not approved to reopen to international students in Nova Scotia, Nunavut, or North West Territories. Bus schedules will be staggered for all students. For travel related inquiries please call between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. The 2020-21 Opening Plan for Nunavut Schools identifies four stages that will direct school operations during COVID-19, depending on the impacts of the virus in our communities. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. A draft plan from Nunavut’s Education Department outlines four possible stages for schools reopening in the territory this fall. 2020-21 Opening Plan for Nunavut Schools: Health and Safety 9. Posted in Nunavut News Nunavut schools will not reopen by Rajnesh Sharma April 17, 2020. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the territory. Nunavut schools may open in September with no physical distancing if COVID-19 free But following the press conference, the Coalition of Nunavut District Education Authorities told CBC News it … Post-secondary schools are not approved to reopen to international students in Nunavut, Nova Scotia, or North West Territories. X0A 0H0, Toll free: 1-877-212-6438 Kugluktuk High School, Kugluktuk. All schools in Nunavut are going to close for three weeks, starting Tuesday. If Nunavut continues to have no cases of COVID-19, schools are set to open with no physical distancing requirements this upcoming school year, said Education Minister David Joanasie Friday at the Legislative Assembly. The Iqaluit District Education Authority says it's frustrated with the Nunavut government over the lack of information they've been getting on the school reopening plans. School staff Percentage of students in school* In-class instruction * All school staff report to school with physical distancing to be determined by Connecticut. Communication is key for reopening Nunavut’s schools by editorial board July 12, 2020 July 12, 2020. Nunavut schools will not reopen by Rajnesh Sharma April 17, 2020 All schools in Nunavut will remain closed to students for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. There are thirty-nine (39) post secondaries open in British Columbia and Alberta. Posted in Nunavut News Plan to reopen schools to be revealed publicly by end of July, education minister says by Derek Neary July 8, 2020 July 8, 2020. At this point it will be up to the chief public health officer to decide when a community is ready to enter the recovery stage — stage three. ... Nunavut: All schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. The Department of Education will be releasing the 2020-21 Opening Plan for Nunavut Schools at the end of July. Educators have spoken up about how COVID-19 has created education gaps between students. Nunavut schools closed in April for the remainder of the school year. Share this: Advertisement. The department said it will release a final version of the schools health and safety plan for reopening on Monday. Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. The department knows the importance of school to students’ physical and mental health and we will continue to support students over the coming months. This will be decided based on geography and travel factors. Districts were asked to plan for all students to return to school for full-time, … This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. As there are currently no confirmed cases of the disease in the territory, all schools are expected be open full-time to all students five days a week, with all instruction taking place at school. Keeping students, families, and staff healthy and safe is the Department of Education’s highest priority. P.O. Physical distancing of one metre will be enforced and no physical contact will be allowed. Not by a long shot," states the letter. Nunavut schools have a new online learning platform to use in case of COVID-19 closures. John Arnalukjuak High School, Arviat. The coastal community on the western edge of Hudson Bay is … “People are afraid,” says William Fennell, president of the Nunavut Employees Union, in regards to the potential for schools to reopen in Nunavut. Stage one will let students and staff operate as normal but with more cleaning requirements, limited physical contact, and limited group activities like assemblies and gym class. Box 1000 Station 200 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. 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