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No noon supervision on Friday, March 8, 2024

March 06, 2024

We were informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) that teachers will be withdrawing noon supervision ​at all schools in Saskatoon on Friday, March 8, 2024. 

As a result of the withdrawal of noon supervision on Friday, the school division cannot ensure the safety of students during lunch because teachers will not be available for lunch supervision. Every day, 371 teachers supervise during the lunch period in Saskatoon Public Schools and without teachers providing supervisory coverage, schools will be closed during the lunch period and students must go home for lunch. 

For elementary schools:

  • ​All elementary schools will be closed at lunch. 
  • School lunch period schedules have been adjusted to ensure student safety. Individual school schedules have been emailed to families.
  • Students that are currently transported via bus or cab to school, will be transported home at lunch unless alternate arrangements have been made by parents, caregivers and families. 
  • Half-day prekindergarten and half-day kindergarten programming will continue but there may be slight changes to the daily schedule. 
  • Before and after school programs located in the school will continue to operate on Friday, March 8, 2024.

There are two learning options for students and families in the afternoon: 

Option #1 

  • Students are welcome to return to school after lunch, at the scheduled time listed in their letters, for in-school learning. It is very important that students do not return to school prior to the time identified below as there will be no supervision and the school will be closed. 
  • If students were transported home at lunch by bus or cab, there will be no transportation provided to return them to school for the afternoon. 
  • As stated above, there will be no after school buses or cabs provided to return students home at the end of the school day. 
  • Parents, caregivers and families will have to return students to school themselves if they want them to participate in in-school learning during the afternoon.
  • Parents, caregivers and families will also have to pick students up after school. 

Option #2 

  • Students may stay home for the afternoon. Students that stay home for the afternoon will be provided with take-home learning materials and resources (paper or online through Edsby) to complete at home. 
  • If a student is staying home for the afternoon parents should contact the school or enter the student as parent excused. 

For collegiates:

All collegiates have parent/teacher interviews on Friday afternoon and students will be at school for the morning only. Please note the following information: 

  • ​All collegiates have parent/teacher interviews (PTI). 
  • On PTI days, classes are held in the morning only, and students will be asked to leave the school after the morning session concludes. 
  • All collegiates will be closed during the lunch period. A non-teaching employee will be at the school during the lunch hour to ensure students exit the school safely. 
  • Parent teacher interviews will begin in the afternoon, after the lunch period.

As a school division, we respect the collective bargaining process. Our number one priority is the safety of our students and maintaining a focus on student learning. We are committed to keeping parents, caregivers and families informed of future job action and changes to school operations. 

Please watch for ongoing communication through: 

  • Email and letters from the school via School Messenger 
  • Edsby 
  • Updates to our division website and school websites 
  • Saskatoon Public Schools’ social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
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