All CCRCE Schools to Move to At-Home Learning

CCRCE News: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

May 7, 2021-UPDATE- The province has announced all schools will continue at-home learning until at least the end of May.

On April 27, the provincial government announced a province-wide shut down for two weeks.  For CCRCE, this means all schools will pivot to at-home learning for a period of two weeks. Schools will close to students at the end of day today (Tuesday, April 27, 2021).

What do you need to know?

All CCRCE schools will now move to at-home learning for two weeks.

  • The six schools identified yesterday to close to students (Elmsdale District, Enfield District, Maple Ridge Elementary, Uniacke District, Riverside Education Centre, and Hants East Rural High) will begin at-home learning on Thursday, April 29. 
  • CEC will continue with at-home learning.
  • All other CCRCE schools will begin at-home learning on Friday, April 30.

We realize that this information is being shared at the end of the day. We understand that many of our students may not have their needed materials or technology with them. Principals and school staff are working on details of how you can get what you need and will communicate with you soon.

You can expect a combination of real-time instruction delivered by teachers (“synchronous learning”) and self-directed (“asynchronous”) learning. Students will have opportunities to engage virtually with their peers, their teachers, and all other support staff. For an overview of what at-home learning will look like, click here. I would also encourage you to revisit the Back to School Plan, where you can find more information and resources for you and your family.

If you are looking for information about curriculum, physical activity, mental health or for technology support, click here.

For families who are unable to access food during the school closures, Feed Nova Scotia and local food support programs are here to help. Food banks and local food programs are open and safely supporting communities. 211 online is available 24/7 to provide more information and connect you to your nearest option. If you are unable to access food support from a local food program, Feed Nova Scotia's COVID-19 Emergency Food Box Program is available. Call 211 weekdays between 8am and 8pm to see if the program is a good fit.

How can we stop the spread of COVID-19?

Please continue to monitor yourself, and your child(ren) daily for signs or symptoms of COVID-19, using Nova Scotia’s Daily Checklist.

Get tested. Public Health is encouraging everyone to test regularly for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms or only mild symptoms. Visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority website for more information about testing.

Thanks to everyone for following the Public Health guidelines that have allowed students in Nova Scotia to be in school this year. Keep it up—we’ll get there again.