ECS to move to Level 4, remote learning on Thursday

The Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) will return to Level 4 remote learning, starting on Thursday.

In a letter sent on Wednesday, South East Cornerstone Public School Division director of education Lynn Little said the division has experienced a growing number of positive cases of COVID-19 in individuals attending ECS while infectious.

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Along with the increased number of positive cases, there is also a growing number of both staff and students who have been identified as close contacts and who are required to self-isolate.

ECS will remain at Level 4 through May 14.

“At this time we plan to return to daily in-class learning on Monday, May 17th for all students. It is important to note that we will monitor the current situation in consultation with our health partners to determine if a return at that time is appropriate.”

All students in a class who are considered close contacts of a positive individual will receive a phone call from school staff advising them to self-isolate. On those phone calls, direction is provided regarding the expectations of self-isolation. Public Health provides that direction.

If you have not been contacted directly then your student has not been deemed to have been exposed.

“Please expect a communication from school staff regarding arrangements and expectations for remote learning. We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times.”

ECS, along with all schools in the South East Cornerstone Public School Division, was at Level 4 learning from April 12-23. It then shifted to Level 3 learning, with a combination of in-person and remoted learning, starting April 26. The Comp. was to return to Level 2 learning, with all students in the classroom, on May 10, but those plans have now been scuttled.

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