The Government of Saskatchewan has announced all classes in Saskatchewan prekindergarten to Grade 12 schools will be suspended indefinitely, effective March 20, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For the period of March 16 to March 19, prekindergarten to Grade 12 classes will wind down. However, parents who are able to keep children home should do so immediately, with no absence or grade impacts. Parents with limited childcare options will have a window to plan for class suspensions.
Saskatoon Public Schools' parents and guardians will receive information from their schools by the end of the day on Monday. Read the government news release.
Saskatoon Public Schools has put in place the following guidelines in response to COVID-19.
- If a student returned to Canada since Friday, March 13, they must self-isolate for 14 days before attending school.
- If a parent is self-isolating, the student(s) should be kept home and not attend school during the 14-day period.
- As per the Chief Medical Health Officer, if a student is in class and is displaying symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing), the school will contact the student's parent/caregiver and have them pick up the student ASAP. The student will be isolated from others until they are picked up.
- Anyone returning home from anywhere within Canada must self-monitor. If they are showing no symptoms, they can return to school. If they are showing symptoms, they must self-isolate and contact Healthline at 811 or can use the self-assessment tool to determine next steps.