Update on KEC School Closures

Update on KEC School Closures

Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) (Kahnawà:ke, Quebec – 13 March-Enniskó:wa 2020)

We are proceeding with school closures based on a need to be cautious and mindful of the health and safety of all community members, employees and students.  We fully support the recommendation to close schools for the next two weeks, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.  The Kahnawà:ke Education system is an active participant in the emergency preparedness process.  We will continue to provide you with updates throughout this period.

Our KEC offices will remain open for the time being to ensure continued operation for essential education-related services.

We understand this issue impacts all community members, parents, students and extended family members.  Your safety is our utmost concern.  We will provide you with updates as we progress.  We will take this school closure period to ensure schools are sanitized and safe for our students.  The anticipated return of our teaching staff is Monday, March 30, 2020.

We are aware this abrupt closing has left some students without their winter belongings and has generated many inquiries.  Any parents requiring to pick up their child’s belongings may do so Monday, March 16, 2020 from 10:00am to Noon.  Please note pick up is for essential items only that you need during the school closure period.

We ask that parents who retrieve their child’s belongings are not displaying any symptoms of illness.  Hand sanitizers will be placed at the school interior entrance for your usage before proceeding.

Schools are not sending study packages or homework for students during the closure.  We recommend parents encourage their children to read and access education appropriate websites to maintain basic skills.

We wish the best for our community.  Our strength is our commitment to our children, our families and our community connections.  Updates will be released as they become available.

For anyone having concerns or symptoms, please follow the Coronavirus COVID-19 Instructions for Home Isolation and contact the following:

Info Santé Coronavirus Information Number:  1-877-644-4545


For more information on this communiqué, contact:

Jaime Dickson
KEC Communications Officer