Schools reopening to in-person learning on May 17, 2021

To all YK1 families: We are happy to welcome students back to in-person learning again starting Monday, May 17, 2021. The OCPHO has rescinded the order to close schools based on encouraging vaccination figures and adherence to public health measures in Yellowknife over the past two weeks. YK1 wants to reassure families that our schools are prepared for students to return to in-person learning. District office and school staff have reviewed all school reopening plans and exposure control plans, and revised them according to the latest orders from the OCPHO. Please read the attached letter from YK1 Superintendent/ CEO Ed Lippert, which explains what students can expect when they return to school, in addition to other important information related to health and safety, screening, after-school care, and busing. YK1 continues to work closely with the OCPHO, Public Health and the GNWT’s Department of Education, Culture and Employment to ensure that all students and staff are able to return to school safely. Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.

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