The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is offering assurances to parents, as they get ready for the first day of school. During last night's virtual board meeting, director of education Sherri-Lynne Pharand offered an update.

"We feel confident we've done everything within our own possibility and what we're able to control to make sure students are able to come back to school safely," she told trustees in her report last night.

Pharand emphasized they've been following plans set out by the chief medical officer of health for Ontario, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and they've been edited by the Northwestern Health Unit.

As an added precaution this fall, students will start heading back to class tomorrow for what's called a staggered start. This means different grades in different schools will re-enter at different times.

For more information:

KPDSB - 2020-2021 School Year Information & Updates 2020-2021 School Year Information & Updates

KCDSB - Return to school updates

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