Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) (Kahnawà:ke, Quebec – 23 Enníska/February 2021) KEC has decided to maintain the student four-day school week after the upcoming March break. Since the onset of the school year, each school has been utilizing Fridays for specific intervention services. In addition to these services, KEC leadership will collaborate on a plan for the remaining Fridays that will target vulnerable groups in order to ensure recovery supports are in place for the rest of the school year.
School leadership voiced the importance of staff participating in wellness initiatives planned for Fridays and workshops have already been secured for after March break. This further solidifies the decision to maintain the four-day school week with Friday remaining as-is. Minor adjustments made to the 2020/2021 school calendar were the elimination of 2 (two) scheduled Ped Days. The revised calendar will be distributed through the schools soon.
In the coming weeks, as we maneuver through the vaccine process, we will gain a clearer understanding as to how things will progress with the community's overall wellness and the impact it may have on our school system. At this point, we cannot determine whether our school system could move into an orange-level alert zone, meaning that we would open our doors to more students. What we do know is that masking, distancing, hygiene, and well-being will continue to be a requirement.
With that in mind, our organization is continually updating our safety measures and protocols to ensure effective restrictions are maintained such as; reduction of staff and students on-site, priority sanitizing by our maintenance team, masking, hand sanitizing and keeping track of illness through our KEC Daily Wellness Checks.
We wish all staff, students, and their families a fantastic much-deserved March Break. For the benefit of the community and our schools, please keep in mind the travel restrictions and recent community directives set by the Kahnawà:ke Task Force.
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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