Two high schools within the Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD) in Saskatchewan will be moving to online learning starting Thursday, Jan. 20 due to rising COVID-19 cases. Students at Martensville High School and Warman High School will temporarily learn through remote classes.
The PSSD sent out a letter to parents and guardians to inform them of the decision.
The PSSD stated the temporary move from in-person to remote learning will minimize the chance that students will be exposed to COVID-19 and have their final assessments interrupted.
The move is also aimed to “support teachers to be available for final assessments with their students without disruption due to illness or self-isolation,” according to the statement.
The PSSD stated that all extra-curricular activities will be on hold until Feb. 1. The school division stated that all school staff will continue to work as both schools will remain open.
In-person classes will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 26.