With five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in individuals in North Battleford Comprehensive High School since Jan. 8, Living Sky School Division has decided to implement off-campus learning for the high school’s students.
In a release on Facebook, Living Sky states, “Due to higher number of individuals either self-monitoring or self-isolating due to COVID exposure, the decision has been made, in consultation with the Regional Medical Health Officer, to move North Battleford Comprehensive High School to level 4 effective Wednesday, Jan.13. Level 4 restrictions will be in place until Friday, Jan. 22.”
Under the Safe Schools Plan, level 4 is a transition to alternative learning opportunities. This means that NBCHS students will be engaging in full-time compulsory off-campus learning, says the division.
Regular curriculum will continue to be taught during this time away from school.
Classroom teachers were contacting their students with the details of their individual learning plans.
Meanwhile, Living Sky has stated a case of COVID-19 has also been diagnosed in an individual in Maymont Central School and an individual in Lawrence Elementary School in North Battleford.
Any individuals who were in close contact have been notified by Public Health with directions. Following the division’s health and safety protocols, the schools have received a deep cleaning/sanitizing and were open as of Jan. 12.