Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) (Kahnawà:ke, Quebec – 28 Tsothohrhkó:wa/January 2021) -The KEC is pleased to announce that as of Monday, February 1, 2021, students who were eligible on-site prior to the Christmas holidays will be welcomed back into our schools. This is a positive measure after a period of heavy restrictions. At this point, we are opening our doors to children of essential workers and vulnerable students. We will be paying particular attention to the vulnerability and progress of all students and as such, schools may reach out to parents whose children were not previously identified as vulnerable in order to plan for appropriate interventions on-site.
Extra precautions as identified by the KMHC local public health team will include:
- Children are to stay home when a person from the same household is being tested for COVID-19. Therefore, KEC students must stay home for the duration of the isolation period with whoever is awaiting test results from their household. We ask that you notify your respective school of the situation. With this change, we have upgraded our KEC COVID-19 DAILY HEALTH CHECK with this question: Is any member of the household currently awaiting a COVID-19 test result? If so your child(ren) must stay home for the duration of isolation of the family member. Remember that the logging of symptoms on our KEC Daily Health Check is regarding symptoms you or your child has experienced within the last 24 hours and not just at the moment of completion.
- All Educators, in all schools, and KSS students who are on-site, will be supplied with two disposable masks per day. Students should wear their own personal masks when transitioning to and from school. We are currently looking into the possibility of incorporating this same measure for elementary school students.
We thank you for continuing to do your part during this challenging time and remind you to continue to be vigilant.
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